In celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lay Carmelites in Jakarta, the ‘Flos Carmeli’ Lay Carmelite Community held a special event on January 17, 2016. The event included the Eucharistic celebration and a simple reception.
The Eucharistic celebration was led by Ignasius Budiono O.Carm., the Prior Provincial of the Indonesian Province of the Carmelite Order. He was accompanied by Mgr. F.X. Hadisumarto, O.Carm., Fr. Cyprianus Verbeek, O.Carm., Fr. Hadisusanto, O.Carm., Fr. Poespowardoyo, O.Carm., Fr. T.B. Pantjaja Adji Wilasa, O.Carm. (the provincial delegate for Lay Carmelites), Fr. Stefanus Buyung O.Carm., Rm. Stanislaus Lirmanjayasastra, O.Carm. and Fr. Paulus Puji Kristianto, O.Carm. (the community delegate).About 350 people attended the celebration.
About 100 of them were the Lay Carmelites, the others were representatives of some basic communities and categorical groups of both Carmelite parishes in Jakarta (Mary Mother of Carmel parish and Mary Flower of Carmel parish) and some Carmelite sisters working in Jakarta.
During the reception, Carmel Glow, a Carmelite youth group; the Carmelite sisters and Carmelite kids had their beautiful performance. They sang and danced together. The reception was closed with a simple lunch.