The Feast of our patron, Saint Thomas, who is the first apostle of India, is very dear to us Thomasians. Every year, though the feast comes during the rainy season on the 3rd of July, the feast fervour is the same – full of excitement & joy. Whether rain or storm, it does not stop our parishioners planning for the parish feast at the beginning of the academic year. This year too, we had the regular novena in honour to St. Thomas with a Triduum ending the novena, where communities brought their offerings of pulses & other necessity items to be distributed among the less fortunate ones of our community. The feast was celebrated on Sunday, the 7th July 2019, with a solemn feast mass celebrated by Rev. Bp. Allwyn D’Silva at 9 AM, followed by a mini fete in the church premises. After the mass, everyone was served a piece of delicious cake.
The highlight of the feast this year was the Lucky raffle draw, which included a variety of gift items of home appliances and other multiple home products. The first three prize winners were announced immediately after the mass & rest of the winners at the fete. In all, 20 prizes were given out. The fete had yummy goodies & tasty mouth-watering food stalls put up by our communities & the peppy music added to the festive spirit.
The CSA (Centre for Social Action – headed by Fr. Mario) put up a nutritious food stall for last three days, made by the tribals. The parishioners patronised these stalls generously, thus helping the tribals earn their livelihood.
The feast celebrations ended by noon as we moved on to our homes to celebrate further, the Joy of our Parish Feast, with our family and friends.
Mentioned below, are the winners of the hamper prize on the feast day.
|1st Prize||Jyothi Lobo||Sunder Nagar|
|2nd Prize||Mirelle David||Church Colony|
|3rd Prize||Denis Peter D’souza||Station Road|
|4th Prize||Pramila D’souza||Itt Bhatti|
|5th Prize||Nichole Fernandes||Panduranwadi|
|6th Prize||Evette Netto||Jayprakash Nagar|
|7th Prize||Carmel Rasquinha||Panduranwadi|
|8th Prize||Nazma Fernandes||Govind Nagar|
|9th Prize||Gile Dias||Mahindra Nagar|
|10th Prize||William D’souza||Mahindra Nagar|
|11th Prize||Susan Mendes||Piramal Nagar|
|12th Prize||Ashley D’souza||Mahindra Nagar|
|13th Prize||Alyssa Taylor||Church Colony|
|14th Prize||Spencer Stevens||Church Colony|
|15th Prize||Alice D’souza||Shreyas Colony|
|16th Prize||Donald Gonsalves||Jayprakash Nagar|
|17th Prize||Zenobia Denis||Kailashpuri|
|18th Prize||Melvin Manke||Chincholi Bunder|
|19th Prize||Denis D’silva||Peru Baug|
|20th Prize||Melita Pereira||Vishweshwar Nagar|