Our Lady of Health Church Shirva celebrated COMMUNITY DAY on December 2, 2018 from 4:30 PM onwards. The program started with a mass, Rev. Fr. Denis D’sa was the main celebrant along with Fr. Mahesh D’Souza and Fr. Ashwin Aranha. Guests of Honour Rev. Fr. Herald Pereira (Udupi Diocese 18 Commission Coordinator and Small Christian Community Director), Rev. Fr. Paul Rego (Parish Priest, Pamboor Parish), Fr. Roman Mascarenhas (Spritual Director, Minor Seminary Moodubelle) and Rev. Fr. Kiran Nazareth were also present.
Refreshments were provided to all the parishioners after mass and the cultural program was started. Many wards came together and performed various cultural activities. Shirva Parish had also bagged First Place in Mission Sunday Collection at the Diocese Level and the trophy was handed over to Mr. Melwyn Aranha (18 Commission Coordinator) and Suvartha Prasar Ayog members during the occassion. Mr. Wilson D’Souza (Vice President of Shirva PPC) welcomed the gathering, Mrs. Vinutha Mendonca (Small Christian Community Coordinator) read the report of the activities organised by SCC and Mrs. Leena Machado (Secretary of Shirva PPC) proposed the formal vote of thanks. Mr. Grynal D’Mello compered the program and Mr. Leston D’Souza provided the background music for the whole event.
The event was concluded by dinner to all the parishioners of Shirva.
Report by Neetha Castelino
Pics by Wilson D’Souza