Although the Nuncio could not be here to celebrate this joyous occasion with us, he still sent us his congratulatory message (yup! the one that was posted earlier). We also received the apostolic blessing from the Holy Father, which was presented to our Rector, Fr William Goh, by His Grace Archbishop Nicholas Chia.
After the Eucharistic Celebration at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we proceeded to the school next door, CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity, for the celebratory dinner. You can see our Rector, together with our Bishop and the head of the Celebrations Committee cutting the birthday cake!
Next... here is something that rings a bell..... ermm.... may bells actually. We, the seminarians, decided to put up some items for the dinner and one of them was this 'Bell Orchestra' performance. We were coached by Damien Lim, from the Ministry of Bells, and did two mean Christmas Carols. Guess you got to be there to hear the sweet sound of music..... it is still ringing in my ears..... *wink*
For a more casual performance, there was also a dance item put up by 6 of our brothers. Check out the cool costumes we had. This really gave the audience much comic relief.
Finally, we definitely need to thank the Good Lord for blessing us with 25 years of graces to be forming the future priests of the Church. I am confident the Lord will bless us with many more years to come......
PROCLAIM THE GLORY OF THE LORD
AS TEACHERS, MINISTERS & LEADERS.