by BIS correspondent
WADALA-MUMBAI, DECEMBER 30, 2013: The parish of Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala (W) witnessed two occasions, wherein the parishioners reached out to the neighbourhood, in the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which consists of members of the parishes of Our Lady of Dolours and St. Dominic Savio, Wadala (E) organised a Christmas Hamper distribution program for about 250 needy families of both the parishes.
The hamper was prepared by the members with a lot of love and was the result of generous contributions of parishioners from both parishes. The Recipients were seated in the parish hall where Fr. Allwyn Misquitta spoke to them about the spirit of Christmas and prayed with them for their families, the SVP members and for the generous benefactors who made this program possible. They then received their hampers of household items and sweets.
That same evening, the Youth along with Fr. Allwyn Misquitta organised a Christmas Tree celebration for the marginalized youngsters of the neighbourhood. They had a host of games and other activities, visit of Santa, distribution of gifts and a meal prepared by a group of volunteer parishioners.
All in all the program created a lot of joy and good will in the neighbouhood. The youth were involved in purchasing and packing the gifts and conducting enjoyable games and activities. They surely put their best foot forward.