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Parish Christmas Celebration - 2019

St. Dominic Church Ashoknagar organized ‘Christmas celebration -2019’ with the catechism students of St. Dominic church to inculcate the values of concern, sharing and caring by inviting the inmates of the three neighboring orphanages known as SNEHA DEEP CHILDREN’S HOME Kapikad, SR. ANJELA HOME FOR GIRLS, Bejai and PRAJNA CHINNARA THANGUDAMA KENDRA Bejai Kapikad on 15th December 2019 in the evening between 5 P.M. to 9.00 P.M. at the Parish grounds.

The Programme began with a Prayer Dance by the Postulants of St. Joseph’s Convent Ashoknagar followed by lighting the lamp by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Aquin Noronha O.P., Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Royston Lobo O.P., Vice president Mr. Richard Gonsalves, Secretary Mr. Isaac Furtado, Vice president elect Mr. Maxim Crasta, Catechesim teachers coordinator Mrs. Joan Vas and the heads of the 3 orphanages Sr. Jenevive, Sr. Lethisia ufs and Prof. Hilda Rayappan.

The cultural programme consisted of several dances by the inmates of different homes. A tableau displayed depicting the ‘BIRTH OF JESUS ’was awesome by our catechism children under the initiative of Mrs. Joan Vas. The ‘carol singing’ of the choir members was melodious. The arrival of ‘Santa’ in between and distributing sweets and prizes was thrilling. The ICYM members under the initiative of Coordinator Mrs. Deborah Locker conducted several group games to all the children and the prizes were distributed to the winners.

On behalf of the three orphanages Sr. Lethisia expressed the words of gratitude for organizing such a beautiful programme at this occasion. Fr. Aquin Noronha gave a brief Christmas Message. Teacher Mr. Benedict Veigas welcomed the gathering. The secretary Mr. Isac Furtado proposed the vote of thanks and Mrs. Icy Teacher compered the program. About 250 children were present for the program. Some generous parishioners came forward to contribute for the expenses of the program. The program concluded with a delicious meal which was served to all the participants and Parishioners.