Annual Catechism day celebrated at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi
The annual Catechism day was celebrated at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi
on 13th March 2021 with a solemn Eucharistic mass at 8.15 am. Rev. Fr
Ivan D Souza was the main celebrant and Rev. Fr. Michael Shenoy,
concelebrant, preached the sermon on “transformation”. All the children
actively participated in the liturgy and gave thanks to the lord for all
the blessings throughout the year.
After the mass, a small program was arranged to congratulate all the
winners of the catechism exam in the church hall at 9:30 am. Rev. Fr.
Michael Shenoy, Rev. Fr Patrick Lobo, Rev. Fr Ivan D Souza, Rev. Fr.
Rayan Pinto, Mr. Prakash Saldanha, President, Parish Council, Mrs. Irene
Pinto, Secretary, Parish Council, Mrs. Stella D Souza, Catechism
Coordinator, Parents, Teachers and Children and Youth were present in
large numbers for this program.
The Program commenced with a prayer song sung by the 8th Standard
students. Mrs. Stella D Souza, Catechism Coordinator, welcomed the
gathering and presented a brief report of the Catechism classes and
activities conducted throughout the year. On behalf of all the children
Mr. Iden Crasta, Student of 10th Standard shared his experience and
journey in the catechism class that helped him to gain spiritual
knowledge and build his faith. Thereafter, Mrs. Philomena Rasquinha, on
behalf of all teachers, shared her views and informed parents and
students, some of the things that they need to follow in future.
Rev. Fr. Ivan D Souza, Parish Priest in his message congratulated all
the Children for their good performance and teachers for their selfless
service. Mrs. Juliet Alva read out the winners list and Rev. Fr. Michael
Shenoy distributed the prizes to the children from every class for
securing first, second and third place in the catechism exam.
Fr. Patrick Lobo honoured the teachers with gifts for their service
throughout the year and also prizes were given to the Altar servers for
their highest servings and winners of colouring competition. Mrs. Irene
Pinto proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs. Elizabeth compeered the program.
Refreshments were served to all the children and parents.