Abu Dhabi, July 17 : The Konkan community of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Mussafah, Abu Dhabi has celebrated their Third Anniversary with a great fervoron 13th of July 2018. The celebration began with Holy Mass at 6 pm and the main celebrant for the mass was Rev. Fr. Wilson Rumao Spiritual Director, St. Paul’s Konkani Community, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. A large number of faithfuls over 500 attended the 3rd anniversary thanks giving Mass.
The Cultural Programme started immediately after the Holy Mass Mr. Suresh Saldanha anchored the program very well. The Programme began with Prayer dance SaglyaSrastechyaYehRaschnara(Oh! Creator of the Universe) performed by Stacy, Sianna, Deona and Serra.. The Main Coordinator of the community, Mr. John D’Lima welcomed the Priests Rev. Fr. Varghese OFM Cap, Asst. Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Abraham OFM Cap.Asst. Parish , Rev. Fr. Wilson Rumao OFM Cap, Asst. Parish Priest and Spiritual Director of Konkani Community of St. Paul’s Church Musaffah and guest of honors M/s. Robert D’Souza, Noel D’Costa and Mrs. Flavia Crasta, for felicitation. Flower Bouquets were given to them as token of love and gratitude for their whole hearted support to our community.
Immediately after the felicitation, M.C. requested all Priests and Guests of Honour for Lighting of the lamp along with Apex TeamCoordinator. A special Anniversary cake was cut in commemoration of this event. M.C. called on to stage members of audiences who celebrates their birthdays/anniversaries during the month of July.
John D’Lima gave a detailed Annual Report where he highlighted all activities that have taken place during the past one year.
It was a very proud moment for all the members of Konkani community at Mussafah to felicitate 3 of their Parish children who have passed out 10th and 12th grade exams with a certificate and gift as a token of love and appreciation. The recipients of these felicitations are: Abigael FabiaSequeira-SSCE, Chrizel Shirley D‘Souza –SSCE and Shalet Pinto- PUC. Konkani community also felicitated Mr. Mervin Lobo and Ms. Jennifer Gomes for training the children and for choreography of the cultural activities as a token of love and appreciation.