Parish Catechism Day and 76thBirthday of Fr. Patrick Lobo Celebrated at
The Annual Catechism Day and 76th birthday of Fr Patrick Lobo was
celebrated on March 14th 2021 at Infant Mary Church,Bajjodi. It was a
day to thank the Lord for the gift of Faith and of Life. The celebration
began at 9.15 am with the Eucharist presided by Fr. Patrick Lobo. The
Parish Priest, Fr Ivan Dsouza; Superior of Carmel Hill, Fr Charles
Serrao; Fr. Michael Morris and Fr. Rayan Pinto concelebrated at the
Eucharist. Fr. Michael Morris preached the homily on the theme “Jesus is
our Light”. The children took active part in the liturgy, and the
melodious choir added fervour to the celebration.
This was followed by a felicitation programme, where Fr.Ivan Dsouza
spoke few words about Fr. Patrick Lobo. Fr. Charles Serrao presented
Fr.Patrick Lobo with a bouquet of flowers and wished him on behalf of
all thepriests. Vice President Mr. PrakashSaldanha and Secretary Mrs.
Irene Pinto presented Fr Patrick with a gift and wished him well on
behalf of all the parishioners.
Fr. Ivan Dsouza appreciated the efforts of the catechism coordinator
Mrs. Stella Dsouza and all the teachers for their selfless service in
imparting spiritual education to the children of the parish. Fr Patrick
Lobo honoured the teachers with gifts for their service through the
year. Mrs. Philomena Rasquinha read out the winners list and children
from every class were awarded prizes for securing first, second and
third place in the catechism exam.