Sunday, May 7, 2017
Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, friends and benefactors of the Comboni missionaries of the Curia in Rome met in the General House to share and joyously celebrate with the community half a day on the theme of the mission. The most significant moments of the day were the testimony of Fr. Pietro Ciuciulla [in the picture], general assistant, who talked about his life and missionary work, especially in Chad, and then the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr. Pietro.
The missionary recalled some events of Chad’s political and ecclesial social history, the life of the people and of the Comboni missionaries. During the homily of the Holy Mass, concelebrated with about twenty other Comboni priests, Fr. Pietro, referring to the Sunday readings, to the Good Shepherd Sunday and the Day of Prayer for Vocations, emphasised in particular that we are all called to be missionaries and to announce and witness the Gospel to all creatures, following in the footsteps of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and of our founder, St. Daniel Comboni.
The celebration ended in the dining room by sharing in a fraternal meal.