The Independence Day was celebrated by the parishioners of Panjim with the unfurling of the Indian flag by the Parish Priest, Fr. Walter de Sa. It was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and patriotic songs, as well as a relevant and heart rending mime skit performed by the parish youth. Mr. Richard Menezes highlighted the significance of the Independence and India’s achievements.
Youth of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, had an intellectual session with the Resource Person P.I. Braz Trinidade Menezes as part of “Meet Your Leader” program organized by Parish Youth.
"Christians coming together for prayer, Scripture reading, catechesis and discussion on human and ecclesial problems with a view to a common commitment. These communities are a sign of vitality within the Church, an instrument of formation and evangelization, and a solid starting point for a new society based on 'civilization of love.'" (Pope John Paul II)
The grandmother Julie Miranda, prize winner for recalling the quote appeared on the hoarding
Sant An’na, Tum
Deva Aji, Tum
Sam Jokim, Tum
Deva Azo, Tum
Tumcho Natu Dev
Zalo Amcho Soddvonnar
The Feast Mass in honour of Our Lady of Assumption, was celebrated by Fr. Basilio Monteiro from St. John’s University, New York. He portrayed Mary as a model of faith, hope and love.
The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin." (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, 1854.)