Spiritual and Cultural Celebrations Mark Parish
Annual Day at Bajjodi
The Annual Parish feast was celebrated at Infant
Mary Church, Bajjodi with great pomp and fervor on
Sunday 28th Jan. 2018. Felicitation to the sponsors
and procession began at 9.30am. The Solemn
Eucharistic celebration was held at 10am. The Parish
priest Fr Shabas Crasta distributed the candles to
the benefactors and sponsors of the feast. Rev. Fr.
Peter Noronha was the main celebrant. 14 priests
took part in the Eucharistic celebrations.. Fr.
Peter Noronha preached a sermon on the theme ‘Mary
the courageous woman’.
Infant Mary Church and parishioners cannot imagine
parish day celebration without the cultural program
to make it eventful and memorable. The Cultural
programe began with a prayer dance by youth followed
by stage programe. Vice President, Joseph
Mascarenhas extended the official welcome to all the
dignitaries followed by Secretary Irene Pinto
reading the Parish Annual Report of
happenings/activities. Chief guest Fr. Pius James
D’souza, Episcopal Vicar, gave us the message that
we need to have belongingness that this is our
Parish. Rev. Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Superior of St.
Joseph’s Monastery, Corporator, Mrs. Meena Pinto,
Cultural committee coordinator, were present on the
stage. Winners of various competitions were awarded
on the occasion. Parish Priest Fr. Shabas Crasta in
his message said that we need to give priority to
Spiritual activities he also thanked the
parishioners for their constant support.
The cultural extravaganza began with a dance by
small children. Fr. Ivan D’souza presented a Audio
Visual presentation of the parish activities. A
thought-provoking and comedy skit “Uprantach kalchem”
written & directed by Nellu Permannur and acted
superbly by our parishioners. Children, youth and
elders with their dance, skit, and Orchesta
enthralled the large gathering of parishioners and
others for over two hours. It was indeed a great
“Parish day” celebration. The evening programe was
compered by, Molly Concesso, Meldina & Kreetan. Fr.
Ivan D’souza proposed the vote of thanks. The
programme ended with a Baila for Konkani and Hindi
music played by youth.