Bro. Anthony Dias sdb
DAKOR, SEPT EMBER 21, 2010: The past pupils meeting took place on September 19, 2010. The meeting began with the prayer moments led by bro. Anthony. Around twenty youth had gathered for the meeting and it was nice to see some of the older students present there for the meeting.

In the second half of the meeting Mr. Hasmukh one of the resource person was called upon to give the talk to the youth. The resource person spoke on the topic of dealing with different situation in life and especially when it is easy to live life for oneself but difficult to live for another. He also spoke to them on the topic that it is important that we help each other in the different situations in life. Then the youth went for lunch after the session and came back for the second session which was taken by Fr. Mayank Parmar sdb on how to become the member of the past pupil unit and he invited the youngsters that nothing is impossible in life. He also spoke to them about the joining of the past pupils association. In the evening the past pupils were provided tea and snacks they enjoyed the day. They had a little jam session in the hall. The students were interested in having a basketball match with the boarders and they played a good game recalling the days when they used to play in their boarding days.the meeting ended on a good note and they went away saying good bye to come back for the good memories that they had cherished for their lives.


Claudina Pinto
BANDRA, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010: The annual Recollection cum Pilgrimage to Mt. Mary’s was held at Auxilium Convent, Pali Hill Bandra on September 5, 2010. There were seventy- four members who took part in the program.

Fr. Elias Dias welcomed the members of the Salesian family for the Recollection cum Pilgrimage. He thanked Sr. Theresa Joseph and her community for making all the necessary arrangements for the program. He also thanked Fr. Ivan Rodriques for accepting to celebrate the mass and preach the homily for the group.

Mrs. Claudina Pinto informed the members about forth coming Spiritual Retreat at Chinchwal Pune at the end of this month.

In the first session Sr. Phyllis Fernandez the National delegate of the Salesian family for FMA exposed with PowerPoint presentation the life and holiness of Don Michael Rua.

This was followed by a group discussion and sharing of ideas. In the second session she dealt with the lives of our Patrons: Don Bosco, Mary Mazarello and St. Francis de Sales.

Fr. Ivan Rodriques celebrated the Holy Eucharist. In his homily he spoke on blessed Mother Theresa. Her vocation and the crosses. All Christians are called to carry their own crosses. As members of the Salesian family we have our own crosses to carry. He encouraged the members to live as real Disciples of Christ. After lunch the members went in procession to Mt. Mary. On their way they recited the holy rosary and sang hymns. At the basilica a short prayer service was conducted prepared by the Pali Hill unit of the co-operators.

Mrs. Philomena Mendes thanked the sisters of Pali Hill Convent, Fr. Ivan Rodriques, Fr. Elias Dias and all the co-operators for making this program a success.