The Jesus Explosion Revival 2013 took place last Sunday at its normal venue, Preysal High School, Couva, and as usual, it did not disappoint! The day kicked off with Holy Mass with Fr. Ian Taylor and joyful singing done by his parish's youths. In Fr. Taylor's homily, he made reference to the popular Siparia devotions and pointed out that there exists 'religious pluralism'. He later made a link with the same Siparia devotions and the 'Madonna Murti' adding that those devotions incorporate both Hindu and Catholic devotions which is deemed 'confusing'.
Following Holy Mass, Fr. Cornelius Phillip from Mt. Lambert parish graced the stage to do an encore talk on repentance, similar to what he spoke about at the JE Weekend in July.
As he ended his talk, he welcomed some newly confirmed youths from his parish to join him on stage to end his segment with song. The group that joined him calls themselves W.O.W. which stands for 'Wonders of Worship'.
In the second half of the day's programme, following the lunch interval, the San Raphael and Preysal youths merged with G.R.A.C.E. Music Ministries for their praise and worship session and they were joined by the W.O.W. youths.
Sr. Janet Chinnia presented the afternoon's first talk taken from Acts 19:2, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" Her talk focused on receiving the Spirit of God in a personal way. Subsequent to her empowering talk, the Holy Spirit Invocation was next and at this point all youth and young adults were invited on stage to be prayed with and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Fr. John Theodore, was on deck to deliver the final talk of the night which was solely based on the Eucharist since his talk was followed by the Ministry with the Blessed Sacrament. In his talk, he emphasized that the Eucharist is 'the bread of life' and 'if Jesus is the Bread of Life we must feed on him. That means, we must come to Holy Mass all the time since the Holy Eucharist satisfies all the time.' Before he ended his talk, it would not be fitting if Fr. John did not mentioned Mary. As such, he ended by saying that 'Mary is the remedy of all our miseries'.
The curtains have closed on another Jesus Explosion. See you guys next year!