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Fr Martin Sirju (centre, back row) with the First communicants.

The impact of the Archbishop’s call to renew the experience of Holy Mass by focusing on the 3Hs—Hospitality, Homilies and Hymns was very evident as 53 pupils of Sacred Heart Girls’ RC School received the Sacrament of  Holy Eucharist for the first time on Sunday, June 23.

Our manager, Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju, began his homily by asking the candidates to identify the gifts they received for Christmas. Those gifts were mainly costly gifts but the gift that they were going to receive was not expensive, in the worldly sense. It was free and most valuable.

He also created a scenario of a mother who went abroad for a lengthy stay and left her child with a gift of a picture of herself. “Which would you appreciate more, the picture of your mother or your expensive toy?” he questioned.

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