Mama Rose, came for a meeting with the sisters to prepare for her first daughter to receive the Sacraments, through a short dialog we recognized that she and her husband would like to have their marriage blessed in the church. Since her husband was at home for a short holiday, we organized catechism class for them. With the support of the community, we taught them two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. They live in front of our compound so they could make it without fail. They didn’t know how to read and write, they didn’t receive Baptisms but all of their eight children were baptized in the Catholic Church. They learned catechism through their children. They had a great desire to receive the sacraments. We completed with them the preparation course in one and a half month.
The very important day in their lives was coming near. Our whole community was involved in preparing for their Baptism, Confession, Eucharist, and the Marriage in the church. The gown was made, a veil for the bride and a rose badge for the bridegroom was ready. The entire parish of Sacred Heart of Tonj was overjoyed on this occasion. It has been so many years since we had any couple receive their marriage blessed in the church.
With God everything is possible.
When we work together, we shall get miracles.
Thank your Lord for calling us together in this community. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes oh Lord.
Together, we built our communities that generate life in the heart of contemporary times.
Sr. Mai VAN PHAM FMA