Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Fr. Joaquim Fernandes sdb 
MATUNGA, MAY 30, 2011:On May 24, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. during the feast of Mary Help of Christians thousands of devotees participated in the Eucharistic celebration on the grounds of Don Bosco’s Shrine. Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications celebrated the occasion by releasing “Pray Sing – Hymns for liturgical & paraliturgical services, Vol II ”  twelve spiritual Compact discs co-ordinated by Fr. Joaquim Fernandes sdb and Amon Daniels  and Meditative Spirituals by George Daniels  released by Rev Fr. Edwin D’souza sdb the Rector of the Shrine of Don Bosco’s Madonna.  Fr. Joaquim Fernandes   immensely thanked all the people responsible for this magnanimous production and that this whole project was placed at the feet our Blessed Mother.  Have faith and trust in Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.

Pray Sing a hymnal for liturgical and paraliturgical services was prepared by Fr. Peter Gonsalves sdb- the first director of Tej-Prasarini- this proved to be a catalyst to Fr. Joaquim Fernandes who further initiated the project in improving the hymnal.  Convinced that parish singing could be enhanced, he felt that choir-masters/ song leaders and parishioners ought to be provided with a reliable music- notation guide and songs sung according to music.  He embarked on this laborious journey by enlisting the services of the Salesian priests – Fr. Kenneth Pereira, Fr. Alyoysious Furtado and Fr. Blany Pinto - musically talented Salesians along with professionals and eleven parishes young and old who took part in this gigantic task of practicing and singing.  It was indeed a collaborative effort for the past six years with hundred and sixty singers from the various parishes in Mumbai.
Parish priest, choir and song leaders and those who love music could own a copy to teach, guide and lead the congregation to a more fruitful singing thereby helping them to understand the meaning of “He who sings well, prays twice”.   The spiritual compact discs consist of   two hundred and thirty eight songs in Volume I and nearly three hundred songs in Volume II. It is a good spiritual album to relax and connect to God. 
As a special offer the original price  for Pray Sing – Hymns for liturgical & paraliturgical services Vol I and II cost Rs 750 each/-  and the other album Meditative Spirituals cost Rs 100/- there is a ten percent  discount for both the productions until June 14, 2011.  These productions are available at Tej-Prasarini, Don Bosco Communications Bookstore: P.B. 16. 637, Matunga, Mumbai -19, Tel: 8082040355/24150680.  Kindly log on to the website: www.tejonline.com to book your copies or email us at: tej_dbc@vsnl.net

1 comment:

Sheldon said...

It was fun being a part of this project... Special thanks to our Parish Priest Fr. Anthony Fernandes, Fr. Moses Dantas. Special thanks to our Choir Leader Donita D'souza and other members of the Nerul Choir. Cannot leave out to Fr. Darryl Dsouza, Fr. Joaquim Fernandes and Amon Daniels for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this project.