Dubai, June 15: Jesus Mary Joseph' (JMJ) the largest Konkani Prayer Group in St Mary’s Church Dubai celebrated their 13th Anniversary with variety entertainment programs and fellowship at the Main Hall of St Mary’s Church Dubai from 7:30 pm onwards on Friday 8th June,2018.
The event was initiated with an introduction of the occasion by emcee Vernon D’Souza. . Fr Robert recited a short opening prayer.
JMJ’s Coordinator Josly Pinto escorted the distinguished guests of the evening - JMJ Group’s spiritual director Fr Robert Lasrado, St. Mary’s assistant priest Fr Olmes Milani, St Mary’s Mangalorean Community Coordinator Jerina Lewis, JMJ Advisor Lawrence D’Souza to the stage. Josly Pinto welcomed the guests.
Fr Robert in his brief message appreciated the prayer group’s efforts in bringing goodness to the people and encouraged people to attend such gathering to increase spirituality. He also expressed how JMJ prayer group is helping the camps to lead active Christian and spiritual life. JMJ core member Francis Menezes proposed vote of thanks.
The much-awaited cultural programme began with dance, skits and games. Team members of well-established group ‘Konkan Taram’ entertained the crowd by fabulously acting out Konkani comedy skits. Dances were performed by talented little children of Feet Beat Art Centre.
Mangalorean’s favourite Baila was played before concluding the event. A delicious dinner by Canara Restaurant owned by Leo D’Souza was served to over 600 people.
Like every year, JMJ Konkani Prayer Group continues to organize programs providing them memorable events along with every week’s spiritual activities.
JMJ Prayer Group encourages Konkani speaking people residing in Dubai and in various camps to lead active Christian life, by providing free transport to attend weekly mass on Fridays in the evenings and thereafter to the prayers in the main hall. During every Friday prayer gatherings, adoration and the charismatic prayer service in Konkani are being held in the Church Main Hall from 7.30 to 8.30 pm.