‘Konkan Taram’ – Jerimeri Celebrated 26th Annual Day and ‘Monti Fest’
Mumbai: “Konkan Taram ( Jerimeri)” a Konkani Association of St Jude Church – Jerimeri Mumbai, celebrated their 26th Annual Day on Sunday the 10th September 2017 at 7:00 pm. at Mumbai, St Jude School Hall. On this occasion, they combined the celebration of Monti Fest and also released a New Devotional CD of ‘Jossie Moras”, (music and recording by Thushara Kuruvitage.) called “TUJIA NIVASANT”.
The Konkani Association has been taking an active part in all Social, Cultural and Liturgical activities of St Jude parish since last 26 years.
Chief Guest Fr Allwyn Pinto SVD., (from Provincial House, Bandra) celebrated the Eucharist. Children showered flowers to ‘Maria Bomina” (Mother Mary) as per Mangalorean Tradition. Novem (corns) were blessed by Fr Lancy Pinto (Parish Priest – St Jude Church). Choir Master John Mascarenhas and Choir Members Jacintha, Juliana, Gracy, Leo D’Souza, Fredrick, Joseph, Margaret, Severine, Irene Martis, Eliza, Irene D’Mello and Mercin sang relevant hymns with melodious music. Liturgy in-charge Margaret Pinto and Juliana Mascarenhas trained Jenisha, Joylene, Sheryl, Princia, Noel, Alton, William and Robin, for the liturgical readings and prayers.
During the felicitation programme, Gen. Secretary John Mascarenhas felicitated the guests on the dais and President Joseph D’Souza felicitated the SSC toppers (above 70%) of the parish, viz: Lenin Fernandes, Ashley Britto, Wilinta Sequeira, Jenis D’Souza, Metilda Fernandes, Lewin Fernandes, Leanne Misquith, Rishal Lasrado and Sylvester Lewis, with gift vouchers and appreciation certificates. Note Books, snacks, corns and sugar canes were distributed to all parishioners.
The Inaugural lighting of Lamp was done by Sr Bibiana, Sr Dominica, Fr Lancy, Fr Gabriel, Ida Rodrigues and others. The newly formed committee members were called on the dais. (President Joseph, Gen. Secretary – John Mascarenhas, Vice President – Walter D’Souza, Treasurer – Ida Rodrigues, Liturgy in-charge Margaret and Juliana, Cultural Incharge Flora and Melony, Asst. Secretary – Elias Pinto, Asst. Treasurer – Leo D’Souza and other committee members –Severine, John Rodrigues, Victor Pereira and Auditor – John Veigas. )
Sr. Tejaswini and Fr. Lancy released the new devotional hymns’ audio CD of Jossie Moras, music and recording by Thushara. Cultural in-charge Flora D’Souza and Melony Cordeiro arranged and anchored the cultural items. Prescilla and team members Joylene, Remita and Sheryl presented Remix Dance. Konkan Taram Mahila group presented “Dhuvek Soirik” kavali and small children presented “Sonu tuka konknicher bhorvoso nagi” , while Leander and Joswin presented a skit “Ganti Dook”.
The programme ended with Lau Date Dominium and traditional “Novem Jevan” (Dinner) as per Mangalorean tradition.
by John R Mascarenhas (Gen. Secretary)