Catechism day was celebrated at Paladka church on first March 2015. Eucharistic mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Praveen Leo Lasrado, of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu. In his homily he said that we get only 27 days in a year for catechism that too less than an hour a day. Therefore in a year we get only a day’s catechism in the church. We spend more than this time for taking food, watching TV or for using mobile.
After the mass a programme was arranged in the church hall. The programme began with an invocation by Smt.Victoria Cardoza and Elroy Aranha. The convener of the catechism Smt. Jecintha Sequeira welcomed the guests and the gathering. Secretary Smt. Veena Pinto presented the annual report. Then there was cultural programme from the students. Winston sequeira and Melita Heera Aranha spoke on behalf of students. Smt. Shobha Nazareth and Mr.William Dias spoke on behalf of parents. Students who secured highest marks in the catechism examination were felicitated. Prizes were also given for good maintenance of notes books and for regular attendance.
Chief guest Fr. Praveen Leo Lasrado, Sr. Superior of Convent Sr. Amala, Bro. Rohan Dias, Vice president Mr. Denis D’mello, Secretary Mr. Vincent Pinto were on the dais.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Carol D’Souza. Glevina Pinto and Jencil D’Mello compered the programme.
Before the programme light refreshments and after the programme lunch were served to all the participants by the food committee of the Parish pastoral Parishad.
Pictures by: Felix D’Souza