"Trifecta of Celebration: Triple Birthdays Spark Joy at Sadbhavana"
On April 22, 2024, Sadbhavana witnessed a day filled with joy and celebration as the community, alongside the friars of the Bengaluru region, came together to commemorate the Birthday and ordination day of Fr Silvestre D’Souza, the Provincial, and anticipated birthdays of Frs. Vijaya Kumar and Melwin Lasrado.

The day commenced with a solemn Eucharist at 7:00 am, with the Provincial presiding over the ceremony. Fr Archibald Gonsalves delivered a poignant homily, setting the tone for the day's festivities.

Later in the evening, at 7:30 pm, the celebration continued with a prayer service led by Frs. Vinod Lobo and Melwin Lasrado. This was followed by a brief felicitation ceremony held at the dining hall. Fr Prakash D’Cunha adeptly compered the event, while Fr Joachim Rodrigues raised a heartfelt toast. Speaking on behalf of the birthday celebrants, Fr Provincial shared words of gratitude and appreciation.

The gathering was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including Fr Pius James D’Souza, Definitor General, Provincial Councillors, as well as Frs. Charles Serrao and Wilfred Rodrigues from Pushpashrama; Fr George Santhumayor from Margao; and Fr Naveen Lobo from Kadaganchi.

Following the formal proceedings, all the friars partook in a splendid birthday dinner prepared by Fr Henry Moras. This birthday celebration served as an opportunity to express appreciation for the selfless services rendered by the Provincial to the Province.

As the celebrations drew to a close, heartfelt wishes were extended to Fr Silvestre D’Souza and the other birthday celebrants. May they continue to be blessed with peace, joy, and happiness in the years to come.

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