71st Independence Day
celebrated at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi
It is a day of double celebration for
Catholics in India. India, our Motherland
was freed from the clutches of the British
and thus attained its political liberation.
Blessed Virgin Mary after completing her
life on earth was assumed into Heaven Body
and soul. That’s the feast of the Assumption
of Blessed Virgin Mary which Catholics
commemorate today whole over the world.
Faithful in great number participated in
both these celebration held at Infant Mary
The Holy Eucharist was at 6.30am celebrated
by the Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Rev.
Fr. Pius James D’souza. After the Eucharist,
all gathered to celebrate the 71st
Independence Day of our Country with honour
and devotion. Fr. Pius James, Parish Priest,
Fr. Shabas Crasta, Asst. Priest Fr. Ivan
D’souza, Vice President Mr. Joseph
Mascarenhas, Secretary Mrs. Irene Pinto were
present. Mr. Joswin Pinto welcomed the
gathering. Ex. Army, Mr. Maxim Lobo hoisted
the Trirung. National anthem was sung and
everyone saluted the national flag with
great respect. Speaking on the occasion Mr.
Maxim Lobo recalled the valuable price our
freedom fighters had to pay in order to
liberate our Mother Country. Youth sang the
Patriotic song. Ms. Evita Pinto proposed the
vote of thanks. Mr. Meryl Machado compered
the programe. At the end sweets were
distributed to the parishioners.