Demonstration of Baby Jesus (Poznan, Poland)
On Saturday 28 December 2019 SDC members in Poznan organized the annual demonstration of Baby Jesus in the centre of Poznan. The Elects and Preparatory groups, members of some parishes and friends of the Society participated. During the procession, Traditional Polish Christmas carols were sung during the demonstration and Verbum Dei stickers were distributed to passers-by. The procession ended in the Fara Parish Church at the Old Marketplace, Stary Rynek. After praying the Novena together, the parish priest concluded the activity with the blessing rite and a message for the New Year.
Incorporation of new SDC Members
On Christmas morning Candidates Gabriel Pace and Christian Schembri from the Delegation of Malta and Gozo were incorporated Members in the Society. During the Ceremony Superior Brian Psaila shared a reflection about living the SDC vocation faithfully and enthusiastically. The Superior General shared a message to mark the occasion and also mentioned several members who celebrated 50, 60 or 70 years since their Incorporation. The Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr. Kevin Schembri also shared a reflection on this occasion.
Christmas activities in Cuba
On Friday 20 December and on Monday 23 December, the SDC members organized a special Christmas meeting for the children and adolescents who attend the SDC centre. During this event there was carol singing and also a play organized by the children. Each boy and girl received a religious gift made by the members. On Tuesday 24, another Christmas event was held in the ground of the SDC centre. All the parishioners were invited to participate. At the end of the event, the SDC members organized a small procession to the parish church and attended Christmas mass.
Advent activities in Cuba
During advent, the members of the Grupo San Jorge Preca who gather every Tuesday in the ex-jesuit Church Sagrado Corazón, and the members of the Grupo San Jorge Preca which gather every Wednesday in the parish church of Sagua la Grande, had the opportunity to reflect on our Founder’s book Escuela de Belén (School of Betlehem). In the last meeting before Christmas, each member also received a religious gift and on Thursday 26 December, the two groups came together for a special end of year dinner organized by them in the ground of the SDC Centre.