Platinum Birthday Celebration & Elevator Inauguration held at Bajjodi
The Platinum birthday of Rev. Fr Patrick Lobo and the Inauguration of
the elevator was held at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi on Saturday 14th
March, 2020. The celebration began with a Solemn Thanksgiving Mass that
was celebrated at 5.30p.m by Fr. Patrick Lobo on completing 75 beautiful
years of his life on the 14th March 2020 at Infant Mary church. The mass
was concelebrated with 15 priests. Relatives, friends and well wishers
of Fr. Patrick along with the parishioners joined him in thanking the
Lord for the numerous blessings during the past 75 years of his life.
A short prayer service was conducted and the new lift was inaugurated by
Provincial Fr. Charles Serrao. A sapling was planted by Fr. Patrick Lobo
to mark the special occasion. The celebration then continued with the
programme wherein Provincial, Fr. Pius James, Fr. Ivan Dsouza, Fr.
Joseph D'souza, Superior, Fr. Wilfred Rodrigues, Carmelite priests from
Carmel hill and priests from neighbouring region, Vice President Mr.
Prakash Saldhana, Secretary Mrs. Irine Pinto, family members of Fr.
Patrick Lobo and parishioners were present. The program began with a
prayer song by Parish Children's choir group. Mrs. Irine Pinto welcomed
the gathering. Little children then put up a dance that brought smiles
on everyone's faces. Fr. Patrick Lobo along with Provincial, Parish
Priest, family members and little children of the parish cut the
Platinum birthday cake, which was followed by a wishing song composed by
Mr. Lancy Moras and sung by the choir group of the parish. Fr. Ivan
Dsouza raised the toast and wished him well. The parish youth put up a
beautiful dance that cheered the audience. Flash back of Fr. Patrick's
life was played in a video presentation, that was nicely compiled by Fr.
Joseph D'souza and Fr. Ivan D'souza. On behalf of the province,
Provincial Fr. Charles Serrao wished Fr. Patrick Lobo and presented him
a flower pot. Bajjodi parishioners and Family members too took turns to
wish Rev. Fr Patrick Lobo on this occasion.
Rev. Fr Patrick Lobo expressed his feelings and thanked all the
parishioners for their love and affection that they conveyed through
this birthday celebration. Mr. Prakash Saldhana proposed vote of thanks.
Renita D’souza compered the programme. Refreshments were served to all
those present. This programme was organized by the cultural committee.