On Sunday, 19th May, the Gozo seminarians organised Festa Abbatini. Altar boys from all over Gozo attended the activity, which was held on the parvis of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. The altar boys gathered on the parvis of the sanctuary at 5.30pm. A short play on the life of Don Bosco opened the activity. The play showed how Don Bosco took the role of a father in the life of many orphans. Don Bosco showed us also what a great gift we received from God when we were given Mary for a mother. The Bishop delivered a message linked with the celebration of the Marian Year which is being held in the diocese. The altar boys were then invited into the Sanctuary to pray Our Lady for more vocations.
The activity proceeded on the parvis of the sanctuary where the altar boys participated in various activities which included the bouncy castles, sports games, and works of art in mosaic and pottery. The activity was animated by the children’s choir Madonna tas-Sokkors from Kercem parish, together with Joseph Vassallo.
The activity ended at 8pm.