International Women’s Day at Infant Mary Church
International Women’s Day celebration was organised by the Parish
Women's Association on March 8, 2022 at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi
The Thanksgiving mass was offered at 6pm by Parish Priest Fr. Ivan
D’Souza and Companion Priest Fr. Patrick Lobo which was followed by a
get together at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Fr. Ivan D'souza presided over
the function. Fr. Patrick Lobo, PPC Vice President - Mr. Prakash
Saldanha, PPC Secretary - Mrs. Irene Pinto were among others present for
The programme began with a prayer led by the members of the Women’s
Association. The Association President, Mrs. Meena Pinto welcomed the
gathering. The Women's Association of the Parish was inaugurated in a
symbolic way. Mrs. Irene Pinto introduced the Resource Person - Mrs.
Rikitha Cutinha. Mrs. Rikitha in her talk highlighted the role of
parents in bringing up children.
Spot games and American Housie were conducted by Molly Rodrigues &
Jessica Mendonca. The cultural programme consisted of songs, skits and
dance performed by the parish youth and the members of the Association.
Refreshments were served to all those present.
The Parish Priest gave away the prizes and in his message spoke on the
importance of Women. He thanked all the Women for their constant support
and assistance in the parish activities. Mrs. Lidwin Martis compered the
programme. Mrs. Hilda Monis proposed the vote of thanks. The programme
came to an end at 8.30 pm.