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Catholic children's Infant Jesus festivalCatholic kids rally during the festival at Golla parish near Dhaka on 4 March
- Sumon Corraya, Dhaka
- March 7, 2011
Organized by Atharogram Regional Pastoral Council 350 children, 50 animators, 5 priests and 6 nuns attended the festival on 4 March. This is the only parish that celebrates the feast regularly.
The daylong festival for the kids included Holy Mass, boat rally, drawing competition and a cultural function.
Through festivity the program aimed at catechism inspiration for the kids.
‚ÄúParticipating in the program I‚Äôve learned that I‚Äôve to response to prayers in Church, sing songs and move gently,‚ÄĚ said Hrid Gomes, 11.
He added that he was so happy to voice slogans for the very first time for Jesus, ‚ÄúLord Jesus loves us, and we want to be like Jesus.‚ÄĚ
Teresa Gomes, 11, said: ‚ÄúToday I‚Äôve donated money for the Church and learned that we need to contribute for the Church. I also learned about Jesus and drew religious pictures.‚ÄĚ
Holy Childhood Association national director Father Tapan D‚ÄôRozario said, ‚ÄúChildren are tender and they learn whatever they are taught. We‚Äôve tried to teach them about Jesus through this festival and fair for them.‚ÄĚ