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 Church, Bajjodi.

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.

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