Gathered in the Mission Church on Monday, October 30, 2017, many of Fr. Jo Bois’s friends came to participate in the Thanksgiving Mass celebrated on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Surrounded by his Oblate missionary confreres, Fr. Jo presided the Eucharistic celebration, full of emotion and joy.
The chosen readings were St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians “Building the Body of Christ in Unity” and the Gospel of St. John, “The appearance on the lake and the call to Peter “Do you love me?”, During the homily, the faithful listened attentively to the testimony of Fr Jo. He presented the main stages of his family, religious and missionary life by simultaneously projecting some photos to allow the assembly to discover and know what Fr. Jo’s 50 years of ministries were. His testimony was a beautiful message; rich in simplicity, fraternity and joy!
All those who came to share this time of prayer and Fr. Jo’s gratitude, then gathered in the Mazenod room. There, around a very copious aperitif, everyone was able to thank Fr Jo and take part in this festive moment.