by Jeswin Mastan
VIRAR, MAY 10, 2016: Nine zonal teams participated in a cricket tournament organised for the parishoners of Jyoti Mata Church, Virar west on May 7 and 8.
The tournament began with a short prayer on the ground at 8 pm. Preliminary matches were played the same evening and the semi-finals and finals were held on the following day, May 8.
Star Kharodi and Velankani Shejol contested the finals, with the latter emerging victorious in the finals.
The Chief Guest for the event was Brother Tony D'Souza. The community of Jyoti used the opportunity to bid farewell to Brother D'Souza.
Father Royal D'Abreo, in his message thanked Brother D'Souza for all his support, hard work and service rendered to the parish.
Brother D'Souza thanked everyone and spoke about the three capsules of Pope Francis's message: We should learn to say 'Please', 'Thank you' and 'Sorry.'