News: Joyston D'Souza
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The Catholic Sabha Moodbidri unit organised 'Senior Citizens Day' at Corpus Christi Church Hall on 23/10/2023.

The event started with confessions along with Holy Eucharist for the elders. Rev. Fr. Stany Monteiro-Chaplain of Olavinahalli Ashram was the main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist.

Formal function was presided by Parish Priest and Spiritual Director of the unit V. Rev. Fr.Onil Dsouza. Rev. Fr.Stany Monteiro-Chaplain of Olavinahalli Ashram was the chief guest. Mr.John Menezes-Vice President parish Pastoral Council, Mr.Ronald Serrao-Secretary Parish Pastoral Council, Sr.Priya Maria-superior carmel convent, Sr.Leena Dcunha-superior morning star convent, Mr.Leo Rodrigues and Mrs.Veronica Rodrigues-elderly couple, Mr.Harry Rego-President Catholic Sabha Moodbidri unit, Mrs.Gracy Lasrado-Immediate Past President and Mr.Mark Mendonca-Secretary of Catholic Sabha Moodbidri unit were the dignitaries on the dias.

 

 

 

 


The programme started by lighting a lamp by the dignitaries on the Dias. Mr.Harry Rego, President of the Catholic Sabha, welcomed the gathering.

Chief guest Rev. Fr.Stany Monteiro spoke about difficulties faced due to old age and how to overcome it.

V. Rev. Fr.Onil DSouza addressed the gathering and congratulated the Catholic Sabha for organizing the event and encouraged them to keep coming up with similar programmes in future.

Following the formal function, various cultural events and games were conducted for the senior citizens and prizes were given to the winners.

The programme ended with a delicious lunch which was served to all those who gathered.

Mr. Mark Mendonca rendered a vote of thanks and Mr. Aldrin Fernandes compered the program.Around 70 senior citizens took part in the program.

 

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