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06/03/2018: East Timor

 

On Saturday 3rd March, the commencement of the 2018 Aspirancy in Timor Leste was officially recognized by the celebration of Eucharist at the Marist Formation House in Baucau.

During the Mass, a Rite of Acceptance into Aspirancy was conducted in which the young men made a commitment to the aspirancy programme. Each candidate was blessed by Fr Agnello, the officiating priest, and then Br Lecio, the formation coordinator, presented each aspirant with a crucifix to signify their commitment.

The Mass was accompanied by excellent singing by the aspirants under the tutelage of Jacob, the singing teacher at ICFP, and accompanied on the keyboard by our own Brother Michael McManus.

Further celebrations were held in the form of a splendid dinner which all enjoyed.

The aspirancy programme started on Monday 26th February and will conclude in early August. Elements of the programme include Spirituality, Christology, Life of the Founder, Sacraments, Liturgy, Scripture, Pastoral experiences, English, Technology, Sport, ...

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