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WADALA HAS A HEART FOR THE MISSIONS
WADALA-MUMBAI, OCTOBER 27, 2012 : The Parishioners of Our Lady of Dolours Wadala, rallied round the Cultural Cell, the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Team to make our Mission Sunday celebrations an event to remember.
This year the proceeds of the celebrations would go to the Salesian Mission station of Dakor, Gujarat, in their efforts to build up their Church. Fr. Alex Fernandes sdb, spoke to us at all the masses on Saturday and Sunday and impressed on us the necessity to have a good church in this Hindu pilgrimage town, that sees lakhs of pilgrims come in throughout the year.
Envelopes were distributed the previous Sunday and collected this Sunday. Besides, after the mass the Cultural Cell of the parish organised a mini fun-fair in aid of the missions. The Youth and the Confirmation group successfully organised the games at the event, while the volunteers along with the cultural cell saw to the cafeteria, selling of coupons, prize stalls, the Sound system complete with the D.J.
The various communities and individuals contributed a tremendous variety of food articles ranging from sorpatel, vindaloo and fugees to sandwiches and croques, cutlets and roast meat, kheema pav and fish, and a variety of chocolates and cold drinks. The volunteers at the cafeteria were kept busy receiving the offerings from individuals and communities till late in the morning.
The sale of all these items and the participation in the games and lucky dip were indeed noteworthy. The crowning part of the morning was the crowning of the “Dakor King” and “Dakor Queen”. Our chief guest was Fr. Alex Fernandes and he stayed through the morning, participating in all the activities on offer. Our sincere thanks to the organizers and the communities/individuals who made this morning memorable indeed.
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