Christmas is a festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
On 23 of December at 6 pm Christmas tree was celebrated at the residence of Mr. Peter Paul Noronha with a grand-scale. Nearly fifty ward members were present for the same. Mr. Mercy Noronha welcomed the gust gathering. The prayer song was sung by Mrs. Wilma Fernandes invoking God’s abundant blessings. Mr. Mercy Noronha read the word of God and Mrs. Nelly Sequeira gave reflection on the same.
The Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Aquin Noronha delivered beautiful Christmas message. In this message he said that our lives should become like shining stars which gives lights to others, to lead in the right path. We should become Christ’s messengers to spread his love, joy and peace to others.
The evening’s center of attraction Santa Clause Mr.Winson D’souza danced on the song ‘jingle Bell’ and distributed sweets and balloons to small kids. The Christmas carols were sung by ward members in all four languages such as English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani.
Mrs. Wilma Fernandes and Mrs. Icy Veigas sang a melodious Konkani song of Wilfy Rebimbus and entertained the audience. In order to make everyone happy Mr. Winson D’souza conducted housie-housie and spot games and prizes were given to all the winners.
The ward Gurkar Mr. Placid D’souza proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was concluded with thanks giving song and grand meal. Snacks and delicious meal was sponsored by Mr. Peter Noronha and family. Mrs. Wilma Fernandes campered the programme. The Gurkar of St. Lawrence ward Mr. Placid D’souza, the ward representatives Mrs. Leena D’cunha and Mr.Sunil D’cunha played an important role for the success of this entire programme.