Thonse Ward of Milagres Cathedral celebrated Annual Ward Feast


Kallianpur : Thonse ward of Milagres Cathedral here celebrated Ward Annual Feast on Sunday, 10th February, 2013. Thanksgiving mass for the ward patron Saint Sebastian at 8am mass held with large number of ward devotees in Ecuharistic celebration which Rev Fr. Dr. Canute Barboza was the chief celebrant.

Hard hitting homily by Fr. Canute which pointed the faith of apostals of Jesus specially St Simon Peter and some of the miralces of Jesus after his resurrection. After the mass there was faithfull procession was held to honour ward patron Saint Sebastian by the large number of ward devotees.

Usually get togather of ward people was held at Mrs Veeda D’Souza’s residence, Nidamballi junction. During the Annual Ward Feast celebration in the evening Very Rev Fr. Stany. B. Lobo Parish Priest of Milagres Cathedral, Rev Fr. Paul Prakash D’Souza Asst. Vicar, Rev Fr. Ivan Rodrigues Milagres PU College Principal, Sisters of Rose Convent, Fredrick Sequeira Chief of Liturgic Committee and others were present.

Former Ward Gurkar Lionel Lewis who retired earlier was felicitated by the Fr. Stany B. Lobo with shawl, garland and tray of fresh fruits. Prior to the felicitation programme Clifford D’Silva in favour of Thonse ward proposed words of grattitude for Lionel Lewis who served as gurkar for nearabout 18 years with great service and dignity of love towards Thonse ward as a whole.Previous ward meeting Mrs. Jyothi Lewis appointed as new Gurkar of the ward.

Rev Fr. Stany Lobo and Rev Fr. Ivan Rodrigues spoke during the occasion. Sudhir Lewis placed the accounts of the ward feast celebration. Sharon D’Souza nee D’Silva conducted the various games including housie housie. Dances of children which added the fun and entertainment of the celebration. Prizes were distributed to winners of various games by the Parish Priest.


Earlier ward Gurkar Mrs Jyothi Lewis welcomed the gatherings and evening prayers were conducted with gurkar Jyothi Lewis’s leadership. Dinner was served to all the participants and enjoyed the Annual Ward Feast with great devotion, unity and fun. Richard Lewis & family and Calistus D’Souza & family were honoured during the occasion.Melissa Lewis compered the programme and Berthi Lewis proposed vote of thanks.


Richard D’Souza

News published on: 2013-02-12