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18 Salesian Cooperators Make Promise in Chennai

By Ravi Aruldass SDB
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Chennai, Nov. 27. On 17th November, 18 aspirant-Cooperators from Chennai Province made their promise during a solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr. Jayapalan Raphael SDB, Provincial at Don Bosco Chapel, Gandhinagar, Vellore. Among the newly enrolled Cooperators, 8 are from Arni unit, 4 from Anmarudai unit, 3 from St. Mary's, Chennai, and one each from Ayanavaram, Chetpet and Pallikonda.
The Promise was received by Mr. Maria Bosco, Provincial Coordinator

They made their promise in the presence of Fr. Jayapalan Raphael (SDB INM Provincial), Sr. Magnificat Soosai (FMA INM Provincial), Fr. Deva Joe SDB Province Delegate and Sr. Pushpam FMA Province Delegate and Mr. Maria Bosco, Province Coordinator for Salesian Cooperators. The latter accepted the promises of the new aspirants as members of the Association of Salesian Cooperators.

After the Holy Eucharist, Sr. Magnificat presented the certificates to the new Salesian Cooperators and Fr. Jayapalan Raphael blessed all the Cooperators and invited them to live a life of holiness in fulfilling the vision and mission of St. John Bosco. He also appreciated and thanked all the local delegates and office bearers of the Association for forming and accompanying the aspirant-Cooperators during their two years of preparation.

Many Salesian Cooperators representing various units in the province were present for the celebration and the whole event was hosted by the Salesian Community at Don Bosco Orphanage, Vellore.



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