Las Piedras (Fides Service) - “Jesus calls us to be his friends” is the slogan for this year’s Holy Childhood Day in Uruguay celebrated on Sunday 2 October by Holy Childhood member children and adolescents with their animators.
The event has two main goals “Celebrate together the feast-day of the co-patroness of universal mission, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and provide an opportunity for children, adolescents and animators to share the faith and renew missionary commitment”.
The Holy Childhood Day programme will include prayers, games and talks to illustrate the theme of missionary animation. The participants will work in discussion groups as well as a “mini Plenary” for the presentation of Conclusions. The programme also includes a distribution of paper flowers made by the children themselves, a play with the title “Jesus continues to call us today”. The highlight will be a solemn celebration of Mass at which children will present offerings for the missions and missionaries collected in their mission boxes. (RZ) (Agenzia Fides 27/9/2005, righe 13 parole 164)