St. Peter’s Association Mumbai celebrates annual Feast of the Saint

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By Rons Bantwal
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, July 07: Mutual acquaintances foster close relationships. Such practices contribute to unity in the crop on a daily basis. Equal relations are the impetus for the advancement of community, society, culture, and heritage. It is commendable that the Barkur people of Mumbai have also practiced this and are strong enough to rule over half of Mumbai. St. Peter’s Church Barkur, its parish priest Rev. Fr. Ronald Miranda opined.


St. Peter’s Association Barkur (Mumbai) celebrated the 34th annual festival of its patron saint Saint Peter in a grand manner at Vincent de Pallotti Church Hall in Marol Vijayanagar, Andheri East here on Sunday. For the celebratory program, there was a lamp-lit drive Miranda said.


In the beginning the annual festival was celebrated with Thanksgiving Mass by Fr. Ronald Miranda blessed Symon was given by Dhyana Ashram, Goa Superintendent Rev Fr. Dr Ivan Almeida native from Barkur preached at mass about faith. Pramila Fernandez, Joseph Almeida, Renee Suarez. Eric Carvalho, Janet Carvalho and Frieda Moras assisted in the liturgie.


Later, in a celebration program presided over by Bonifus Sequeira, President of the Association, at the Church auditorium, Fr. Ronald Miranda and Fr. Dr. Ivan Almeida Barkur is the special guest Henry Roche, Norbert Menezes, Anthony Gonsalves, Archibald Furtado presented the annual talent award sponsored by the members’ children and felicitated them and conveyed a festive message to all.

Former SPA Presidents Felix Barnes, Richard Carvalho, current Vice Presidents Wilfred Sequeira and Eric Carvalho, Secretary Arthur Mendonza, Treasurer Vincent Furtado, Secretary Joseph Almeida, Internal Auditor Michael Almeida were seated on the dais. The congregation paid tribute to Rev. Fr. Valerian Mendonza, Rev. Fr. who served in Barkur Churchi and passed away last week.  Ida Henry Roche offered a Condolence message to Fr. Valerian and prayed for his soul.


Former and current office bearers and executive committee and members of SPA including renowned film director Harry Fernandes Barkur were present in the programme. Organization members and children entertained with dance, songs and skits. Kiran R. Carvalho hosted the entertainment.


The celebration began with the eulogy of Saint Peter. Bonifus Sequeira welcome the gathering. Later, the President and office bearers honored the guests with floral tributes. Joylan Fernandes hosted the program. Wilfred Sequeira recited the list of meritorious persons and delover vote of thanks. The program was preceded by the SPA Annual General Meeting.





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