Report by: Fr.Ashok R.Crasta & Pic’s by: Robert Lobo.
The community day of Kinnigoli Parish was celebrated on 23rd, August 2015. It was a grand success. The preparation for this day was started a month before. Six committees were formed, to look after the different aspects of the program, such as food, ushering, cultural, venue, hospitality and finance.
The conveners and the members of all the committees worked hard, the previous night around 300 Parishners came forward to assist the cooking staff.
On the 23rd, community day celebration began with the Holy Mass, after the Mass breakfast was served to one and all. The programs curtain was raised at 10.45 am sharp in the church hall, with a prayer song by the Church Choir group to invoke the Blessings of GOD the Almighty. Marian sodality girls welcomed the audience with their beautiful dance, and then the stage program, Rev. Fr. Peter D’Souza was the chief guest, Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro, the Parish priest, Asst: Parish priests, Mary vale convent superior, parish council vice president, secretary and SSC coordinator were on the dais.
During the program, Mrs. Philomena Sequeira, Mr. Johnson D’Souza and Mrs. Suneetha Sequeira were honored for winning the Grama Panchayath elections of 2015. Vice President of the Parish Council Mr. Vincent Vinod D’Souza welcomed the guests and Parish Council secretary Mr. Robert Lobo Proposed the Vote of thanks.
After the stage program variety of entertainment programs were presented by ICYM, Ujwal Stree Sanghatan, Sodality girls, and okes by altar boys. The centre of attraction was the Yakshgana ‘ Kutma Moulya Puran’ presented by the talented artists of the parish and by Rev. Fr. Sunil D’Souza.
Curtains were drawn at 1.00pm sharp with a sumptuous mouth watering meal prepared by the Parishners for the Parishners. The entire unforgetful day’s program was successfully compared by Miss. Aloma Patrao and Mervin Fernandes.
Pictures by: Jerry Mathias.
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