Bethany Champions’ Anthem
Rise and shine Bethany Champions Rise and shine (2) rise and shine Rise and shine Bethany Champions Rise on wings excellence Lift up your banner of Bethany, as a champion of Bethany. You are called from south and east and west And chosen for you are the best. Joyfully march with your master Be transformed as better leader May you have fullness of life Be you the crown and the joy. You are the hope of our nation And bring a transformation.
Bethany Champions is a movement of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany under the auspices of The Bethany Educational Society , Mangalore to bring the best out of our young people following the great dreams of our Founder the Servant of God Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas. The best way to empower the youth he understood was to give them good Catholic Education with spiritual and moral foundation. He went in search of the youth who were talented but due to poverty could not pursue their studies and make it possible to them to make a mark in their life. In the footsteps of our Founder and heeding to the signs of the times Bethany has ventured into a project of focussing on youth leadership since the XV General Chapter in bringing them from all the Provinces of the Congregation under one banner ‘Bethany Champions’. Its vision is to form a group of Catholic students of high intelligence and good calibre and to motivate them to aspire towards leadership in civil and political arena. It is to show them a new way to justice, peace and solidarity in a society where political, cultural, educational and economical intolerance is observed. In other words, it is to make them salt of the earth and the light of the world.
- To lead the young to God-experience
- To foster gospel values
- To build self-confidence and self-esteem
- To enhance respect for life, nature, cultures, religions and love for nation
- To promote excellence by tapping the dormant potentialities
- To form competent leaders for the transformation of the society
Orientation on Bible for Catholic students
St Theresa’s School in the city organised an orientation titled ‘Bible and Me’ for the Cathlolic Students of grades 7 to 9 on Saturday, the 13th of March, 2021. Prof. Mrs Maria C D’Costa , retired Head of the Department, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru, was the resource person for the session. Mrs Maria D Costa interacted with the students and made them write a few lines from the Bible. She helped the students realise that deep faith in Jesus is the sure key to success and greatness in life. The Principal of the School, Sr Philomene Saldanha and Vice Principal Sr Lourdes along with the animators of Bethany Champions, Mrs Savitha Albuquerque and Mrs Prafulla were present for the orientation. The resource person was presented with a flower sapling by the Principal . The Bethany Centenary Documentary Film ‘On Wings of Love’ based on the life and achievements of Fr RFC Mascarenhas, the Servant of God, who is the Founder Bethany Congregation and the founder of BES, was shown to the children at the end of the session.