Mar 16 : The Annual Catechism Day and the birthday celebration of Fr. Patrick Lobo was held at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi on Sunday, 14th March 2021.  It was the day to thank the Lord for the gift of Faith and gift of Life. The celebration began at 9.15am. with the Eucharist presided over  by the companion Priest Fr. Patrick Lobo. Parish Priest, Fr. Ivan Dsouza, Superior Fr. Charles Serrao, Fr. Michael Morris, Fr. Rayan Pinto concelebrated the Eucharist.  Fr. Michael Morris preached the sermon on the theme “Jesus is our Light”. Children took active part in the liturgy. The melodious choir added more charm to the celebration.

After the mass and announcements, Parish Priest Fr. Ivan Dsouza spoke a few words about Fr. Patrick Lobo.  Superior Fr. Charles Serrao presented Fr. Patrick Lobo with a bouquet of flowers and wished him on behalf of all the priests.  Vice President Mr. Prakash Saldanha and Secretary Mrs. Irene Pinto presented him with a gift and wished him well on behalf of all the parishioners.

Fr. Ivan Dsouza appreciated the efforts of the catechism coordinator Mrs. Stella Dsouza and all the teachers for their selfless service in imparting spiritual education to the children of the parish. Fr. Patrick Lobo honoured the teachers with gifts for their service throughout the year. Mrs. Philomena Rasquinha read out the winners list and children from every class were awarded prizes for securing first, second and third place in the catechism exam.

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