Archdiocesan Value EducationCentre - AVEC
aptitude, developed soft skills necessary for life, service and social adjustment. The journey in thisschool is almost over and time has come to say ‘goodbye’ to all that was dear to you in school – the persons, experiences, events, thrills and frills of school life…Let us listen to the scripture oncherishing precious memories on what befits in our life-book of events
Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians 4: 8,9:Reader 1:
Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever islovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things and the God of peace will be with you."
(after a brief pause) We thank God for all that has happened in different aspects of your life - body/mind / heart / consciousness /soul / spirit as you have developed Life skills that include learning toknow, to do, to live together and to be a spiritually integral person. We thank God for the gift of youto each other over the 10/12 years with whom you have grown up, the loving guidance of your almamater - the institution, the manager, principal, teachers and the kind service of the non-teachingstaff…. Let us count our blessings in life as we sing with the choir.
Prayer Song: Count your many blessings - http://youtu.be/AuDg4JELjHAReader 2:A child who is over protected and pampered habitually tends to be selfish with an “entitlement -mentality” being ignorant of the sacrificial efforts of parents. As an adult he presumes that every person must oblige him and as a boss, he remains indifferent to the struggles and hardships of co-workers / employees and fails in team spirit and life relationships. The true secrets to success are notdegrees from universities or association with the wealthy. The real secrets to success are sorrows,sufferings, and failure which bring out the beauty of inner self with respect for all. …..Let us nowlisten to a true incident narrated to us through a mime.
Ritual A: Miming the Anecdote
(3 good readers (N: Narrator; Y: Youth; D: Director) behind the scene each with a mike will readtheir parts with appropriate pauses. 2 students with acting talent impersonate D and Y to mime onthe stage as per their respective dialogue.)
N - Narrator:One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a giant company. He passed the firstinterview and the last interview was by the director before the final decision. The director discovered from the CV that theyouth had an excellent academic record all the way, from the school until the postgraduate research without a gap. Theinterview went as follows:
Mime on the stage:
(both seated facing the audience and each other)D: “Did you obtain any scholarships in school or college?”Y: “none”.D: “Was it your father who paid for your school / college fees?”Y: “I lost my father when I was one year old; it is my mother who paid my school fees’.D: “Where did your mother work?”Y: “My mother worked as a dhobi woman.’
*Building a New Humanity Through Universal Values*PRAYER SERVICE FROM AVEC