74th Birthday celebration of Rev. Fr. Patrick Lobo
Bajjodi: The 74th birthday of Rev. Fr. Patrick Lobo was celebrated on
Thursday 14th March. 2019. Fr. Patrick celebrated Eucharistic Mass at 6
pm for which parishioners were present in large numbers. The Parish
priest Fr Ivan Dsouza con celebrated the mass and preached the Homily.
Rev. Fr. Ivan Dsouza in his message said that Fr. Patrick was a
prayerful person and has been a blessing to the parish and all those he
has been acquainted with and thus called for a special thanksgiving for
Gods abundant blessings on Fr. Patrick in all these years.
The mass was followed by a stage programme in the mini hall. The Parish
council Secretary Mrs. Irene Pinto welcomed the gathering. The parish
choir team sang a song that was dedicated to Fr. Patrick on his birthday
followed by cutting of the cake by Fr. Patrick Lobo. The Parish Council
Vice President Joseph Mascarenhas spoke a few words about Fr. Patrick
and thanked him for all the love and service he has been giving to the
parish and the parishioners. Rev Fr. Ivan Dsouza too spoke a few words
on how well Fr. Patrick had gelled with the parishioners with his love n
concern through his visits every evening to families and the sick. He
said that Fr. Patrick was a soft spoken person and has won the hearts of
all the parishioners. Rev Fr. Patrick later thanked the gathering for
the love they showered on him and that he was touched to see so many
people partake in the celebration. He thanked the parishioners for their
love and constant support. The stage programme was compered by Mrs Irene
Mrs Irene Pinto proposed the vote of thanks after which the different
associations of the parish came up to wish Fr. Patrick.
Refreshments were served to all gathered for the celebration.