RECTOR CELEBRATES IL SUO COMPLEANNO
May 25, 2015 Monday was an auspicious day in
the historical monastery of Santa Maria Della
Scala, Rome as the rector Rev Fr Ivan Pinto
celebrated his birthday. The whole day was
considered as the Rector’s day as he received
birthday greetings from the members of the
community and from various corners of the world
his near and dear ones. The thanksgiving
Eucharistic celebration was held at 6-30pm
presided over by the birthday baby and
concelebrated by the members of the community.
Fr Wilfred Pais during the introduction invited
the entire assembly to pray for the intention of
Fr Ivan and gave a meaningful reflection on the
day’s gospel and gave a clarion call to follow
the Lord with the spirit of detachment and
mortification. At the close of the mass, the
birthday boy expressed the words of gratitude to
all the members and faithful who attended the
mass. After which the whole community sang a
birthday song and felicitated the birthday baby.
The climax of the celebration was the birthday
dinner which was a mixture of Indian and Italian
dishes. Fr Roshan Lobo from Teresianum and Sr
Jacintha D’ Souza, UFS were the guests of honour.
Thus the rector’s day became an occasion to all
to celebrate, jubilate and share brotherly love
with one another as members of the community.