A Catholic school in Kolkata organized a youth camp to bring its students closer to the theme of the Synod of Bishops held in faraway Rome. Around 35 Catholic students of eleventh and twelfth grades participated in the October 25 camp on the synod theme, “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” The Synod on youth was held from October 3 to 28.
As reported by mattersindia.com, Cecilia, an eleventh grader of the Auxilium Convent School in Dum Dum, a suburb of Kolkata, remarked that “We were happy to receive the message of the Holy Father and his concern for the spiritual growth of the young people. The Church wants the youth to be active in the spiritual life.”
The camp began with the participants entering the hall in a procession with a lighted candle, proclaiming that Jesus as the light of the world. Sister Teresa Adampakallel, superior of the local community of the Salesian nuns, opened the camp and Sister Abraham explained the synod theme and its preparations through a PowerPoint program. The camp awarded the best performers. It ended with Mass where the participants prayed for all the young people of the world.