BARODA, FEBRUARY 17, 2011: Don Bosco Parish, Makarpura celebrated the feast of St. John Bosco and also the Parish Family Day. The Feast Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Pablo Gil S.J. and concelebrated by Fr. Joel, Fr. Lawrence, Fr. P.D. Matthew, Fr. Lester, Fr. Byron, Fr. Tony and the Parish Priest Fr. Nelson. The celebration took place on the lawn behind the church which accommodated all the families of the parish.
The mass was followed by a cultural program. The M.C.s for the evening Fredrick Lawrence and Jaya Rajan, welcomed the Chief Guest Rev Fr. Pablo, the other priests, sisters and all those present. Every event needs to start by invoking God's blessing and so did it here. The program began with a prayer dance by the little girls of Missionaries of Charity. The youngest of them all, then welcomed Fr. Pablo with a garland.
The MCs, who entered on the title song of DON, entertained the audience with Shayaris and jokes.
The Auxilium Convent girls lit up the stage with their Gujarati folk dance. This added essence to the evening, with the flavor of our homeland- Gujarat. The youth of the parish then enacted a skit with a beautiful message. The doctor of the play operated the patient and removed all vices from him and instilled virtues instead. He finished the surgery with the stitches of Prayer. The play was the creativity of Mr. Henry D’souza.
Proving that a well choreographed dance can be viewed not only on television, the Snehalaya Boys added more life to the evening with rocking dance on remix of Bollywood numbers. This was professionally choreographed by Monty from Snehalaya.The Prize Distribution ceremony followed, where the winners of the Marian Quiz and the Crib Competition were felicitated. There were surprise prizes for the toppers of SSC and HSC (science and commerce).
The program ended with a speech and a vote of thanks by the parish priest Fr. Nelson. All present, then joined in the meal as one parish family. It was a memorable day for all the parishioners of Don Bosco, Baroda.