Knights of the Altar Weekend Encounter
Encountering each other and to be closer to the Lord Jesus was an experience felt by the twenty –one young Knights of the Altar (KOA) of St Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish, Gizo, on the weekend of 25th and 26th of February, 2012.
The program begins with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, celebrated by the Bishop of Gizo – Most Rev Luciano Capelli SDB, who called on them and challenged them to be brothers and friends to each other and to come close to Jesus in their everyday service at the Holy Mass. He further called on them to be the model of service in the community.
These young boys, ranging from 8 to 15 years, welcomed each other as brothers of young Christ followers, came together to experience what it is to be friends and brothers and be more close to the Lord in their service as the Knights of the Altar. Through their participation in the activities organised for them, which includes; some inputs and practices on knowing all that is inside the Sacristy room and to care for them, having reverence for their service at the Sanctuary, assisting new ones in their role to serve at mass as well as praying together, having meals together, watching the movie of “home alone” and playing challenging games of soccer table and futsol, gradually build their relationship with each other as brothers and friends and be more closer to the Lord.
The young boys have drawn up their monthly activities to continue their experience of each other and to be strong in their faith at the wonderful service of the community for Christ.
The weekend encounter was facilitated by Fr. Stephen Te’e, the Parish Acting Administrator, Aquinas Tanuqu, our seminarian who is doing his pastoral year in Gizo and Joseph Lalaubatu. The success of the encounter was the great contribution and support given by parents and guidance and the volunteered service of cooking and availability of our youths of St Peter and our great mothers. We thank our Bishop, for the use of such great facilities that our young boys loved so much.