elders_day07The Paladka Unit of Catholic Sabha organized Elder’s Day on 18th March, 2007. Nearly 100 elders from the Parish participated in this programme. The get-together stared at 10.00 AM with a tea-party.

To begin with, there was a stage function presided over by the Paladka Catholic Sabha president Mr. Victor D’Souza. Rev. Fr. Sylvester D’Souza was the Chief Guest. Resource person Mr. Gregory Mendes, Parish Council Vice-President Mr. Vincent Sequeira, Catholic Sabha-Moodbidri Varado President, Mr. Vincent Pinto, Former President Mr. Andrew Serrao, Paladka Catholic Sabha Vice-President Mr. Raymond Sequeira were present on the dias.

The programme started with a prayer followed by a warm welcome note by Mr. Victor D’Souza. Mr. Sunil Miranda entertained the elders with various games and all the elders actively participated in the games.

Later Mr. Gregory Mendes beautifully narrated how a person can be active and cheerful even at his old age. His elegant style of presentation with relevant records was widely appreciated.

Later the elders prepared themselves for the Eucharistic mass by participating in the Sacrament of Confession. Rev. Fr. Sylvester D’Souza delivered a very effective homily during the mass.

After the mass, all the elders were honoured with roses. Also prizes were given away to the winners of the games. Mr. Francis Pinto expressed his sentiments on behalf of the elders. Rev. Fr. Sylvester D’Souza and the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Norbert Lobo conveyed their messages on the occasion.

Lunch was arranged for all the participants. All the elders then returned back to their home with joy and utmost satisfaction much to the delight of the catholic Sabha members.


Report by :  Wilson with inputs from Mr. Victor D’Souza-President, Catholic Sabha-Paladka Unit; Picture by Alan