Foundation day of St. Joseph's Church, Actonville
65th foundation day of the parish was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Actonville, South Africa on Sunday 1st of May. Foundation for this church was laid on 1st May 1951. In the course of time this foundation has witnessed many changes and alterations. The present existing Church was built by Fr. Joachim Rodrigues. The celebration began with the procession with the statue of St. Joseph. Fr. John D Souza, the guest priest from Cape Town carried the statue in procession. During the Mass Fr. Arvin Tauro preached a homily on unity. He also urged the youngsters to respect the hard work of the elders and to live the spirituality handed on to us by our ancestors. After the homily the newly elected leaders of Parish Pastoral Council took the pledges. During the prayers of the faithful, people brought different symbols signifying the unity of the parish, since our parish has two communities and people from different countries. At the end of the Mass senior most persons of the parish cut the cake .Four people were honored for their dedicated and committed service to the parish and the society. After the Mass food was served for all and the day continued with variety of entertainment. The attraction of the day was the Indian dance by a South African Indian youngster.

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