Family Celebration 11th September 2011

The konkani community belonging to St John the Baptist Church, Vijayanagar organized a family celebration on Sunday 11th September 2011at 6.30 the parish. This rare programme was held in honour of the feast of Nativity of Mother Mary (Monti Fest). It was indeed a solemn celebration which included 5 priests and nearly 200 people. As it was the feast of family, the get- together was really a witnessing factor to the family spirit and oneness in the community. Mr. Dolphy Lobo led the whole programme as a M.C. Fr. Roshan D'Souza the assistant parish priest invoked the blessings of God on the gathering. Mrs. Meera Pereira welcomed the invitees present. Fr. John Baptist Pinto the parish priest blessed the new meal (novem) and was distributed to the people. The konkani youth under the leadership of Mr. Valerian Menezes (Clary, Jithesh, Wilma and Prakash) entertained the whole gathering with their fun and jokes. There was a melodius song by youth Evita, Dovita and Larissa. Also Jeevan and Neesha entertained the audience with their song. Mr. Vincent Concesso was felicitated by the parish priest and also acknowledged the services of Mr. Jostus Pinto. In his address Fr. Pinto the parish priest thanked everyone for organizing such a celebration and also wished to have such gatherings often. He also wished everyone a happy family feast. Fr. Vinod Lobo prayed the grace of God over the meals. Mrs. Mezhy Lobo delivered the vote of thanks. Hence the family gathering was concluded with the fellowship meal.

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