This 10th of April, a group of our Animators of IFAK-Kimihurura normally known by the name of “Kimihurura Salesian Youth Group” (KSYG in acronym) gathered at the Salesian community of IFAK for a recollection that was animated by Fr. Servilien UFITAMAHORO, sdb.

This special moment that had the objective of preparing our Animators for Easter began at 9:30 am with a choir practice of some songs that were to be used later in the Eucharistic celebration.  

''Kumenya liturjiya y'icyumweru kitagatifu.'' (Knowing the liturgy of the Holy week) was the theme of the recollection that we followed at the appointed time of 10: 30 am with the instruction that was in the form of dialogue and sharing. In his teaching, Fr Servilien explained to the young people the symbols and gestures that are used in the Catholic Church on the most important days that prepare Christians to the Easter celebrations right from Ash Wednesday and progressively he also explained the same for the Holy Week until the day of Easter. After his teaching, the young people entered the community's public chapel where they not only adored Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, but also had an occasion of confessing their sins and finally participated actively in the Eucharistic celebration. In his homily, the main celebrant, Fr. Servilien, said that our Lord Jesus Christ did not commit any crime to merit his own crucifixion. He was instead accused because of his love and the jealousy of the Pharisees as he had gained fame from the people because of his charitable works that changed the hearts of the people who ended up following him instead of the Pharisees. In concluding he asked the young to be open and to let others even the students of IFAK join their group and become a big group of strong Animators. After the Eucharistic celebration, the Animators were served a delicious meal.

Special gratitude to all the people who made the day colourful, especially Fr, Servilien who set aside time to nourish our Animators spiritually, Fr. Henri and Fr. Danko, the rector of the community, for having facilitated all the activities that were carried out throughout the day.

Jonathan Ayaku, sdb

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