Centenary Message by our Vigar Rev Dr Fr Victor Machado

On behalf of the Parish Website www.bejaichurch.com, Mr.Glen Patrao our active parishioner interviewed the parish priest Rev.Dr.Fr.Victor Machado on the occasion of the centenary celebration of our parish.

Excerpts of the interview:
Glen Patrao (Q) : Warm ‘Centenary Year Greetings’ to you Fr, I have come here behalf of our Parish Web page www.bejaichurch.com to know, and to reach Our Parish Centenary Year Programmes and future development plans of our Parishioners to our readers.
Fr Vigar : (Ans)  ‘Centenary Warm Greetings’ to you too Mr Patrao, I appreciate your idea of reaching our Future Parishioner’s  development Plans to our own people across the glob through electronic media.  Please go ahead. 
Q 1. To start with father, What were the different programmes held during the Centenary year?
Ans: The Inauguration of the Centenary year celebration took place on Sunday, 7th of August 2011. Right through the year we had various programmes and competitions like Tiatr competition, ‘Kalyam Pormol’ Competition series, Sports and Games, Talents Show, Blood Donation Camp and a full length religious show on the passion of Christ.  A special retreat & a night vigil was also held for the spiritual renewal & deepening of faith in the wards.
Q 2.What is the theme of your parish for the centenary year?
“Our faith, our parish, our celebration” is the theme of our centenary year with an emphasis on faith life &spiritual renewal of our laity.

Q 3.What are various projects planned and implemented in the Centenary year?
Ans: Renovation of the church and the main altar, granite cladding to the sanctuary, painting of the statues, new electrification, installation of display boards for P.P presentation during the liturgy, new look to the cemetery, new entrance along with the mysteries of the rosary installed on the main pathway, a new grotto, shrine of S.F.X. and Adoration Chapel.

Q 4.What are the future projects planned to commemorate the Centenary year?
Ans: Building of houses for the poor & the needy & institution of educational scholarships.

Q 5.How was the co-operation in the above programme and projects by the various associations of the parish?
Ans: Under the leadership of the Vice-President, the Parish Pastoral Parishad & the various associations of our parish have accorded full co-operation in all the activities of the Centenary year.

Q 6.What was the level of participation by the parishioners?
Ans: The parishioners have participated actively in all the activities and contributed generously for the various projects of the centenary year. But, we still need funds to realize all our projects. I appeal to all our parishioners to come forward to help us implement all the projects planned.

Your message to the Parishioners:
 I invite all of you to participate in the grand finale on the 14th of October 2012 and be a part of this historical event. The Centenary has brought us together; let us remain united in the future. It is our parish and we need to nurture and nourish it, so that it may bear fruit. May our Children grow up as mature human beings with social , spiritual  and religious values. May this Celebration continue in our life as good Christians . Come let us celebrate …Thank you ,GOD BLESS YOU ALL…..

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