The feast of our Patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes was celebrated with great honour and pride on February 9, 2018.
The programme began with the morning assembly invoking God’s blessing by singing the prayer song. The Manager Rev. Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza, The Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza, the Chief Guest Rev. Fr Alwyn D’Cunha, Parish Priest, Infant Mary Church, Katipalla, Vice Principal Ms Belita Macarenhas, Mr Stany Vas, Vice President and Ms Cony Saldanha, Secretary, Bejai Parish Parishad were present.
Ms Shaila Periera welcomed the gathering. The significance of the feast of our Lady of Lourdes was given by Alka Sequeira of class VIIIA. Simultaneously a tableau was presented on the stage.
Our dynamic Principal Rev Fr Robert D’Souza addressed the gathering by wishing one and all present a happy feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. He said that Mother Mary accompanied all at LCS throughout the year. To commemorate the occasion the staff and students contributed their mite to the underprivileged of the society.
Students who rendered services for the betterment of the school were felicitated. Sports personalities who had actively taken part in national and state level and brought laurels to our school were honoured. Staff of LCS who had not availed any Casual Leave were also honoured.
The Chief Guest Rev. Fr Alwyn D’Cunha in his address appreciated the Manager, Principal, staff and students of LCS and prayed that Our Lady of Lourdes shower her blessings on us. He appreciated the all round development of the school and said that the school had made a wonderful name not only in Dakshina Kannada but also in other parts of the state.
Our school Manager Rev. Fr Wilson Vitus D’Sousa in his address wished a very happy feast of our Lady of Lourdes. He congratulated the students and staff who were felicitated. He wished that our Patroness shower her blessings on us, protect us and be with us in all our endeavours.
Fareeza Nuha of class VIIIC proposed the vote of thanks. As a token of gratitude Father Manager and Father Principal honoured the Chief Guest with a momento and a shawl.
After the conclusion of the stage programme the cultural programme commenced with a skit portraying Mother Mary’s Virtues and sacrifices by the primary students. This was followed by a melodious song sung in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes by the choir group. The programme concluded with a dance dedicated to Mother Mary unveiling the power of Rosary by students of class III. Rion and Velica of class VIIIB compered the programme.
After the cultural programme there was Mass for the Catholic students which was celebrated by Father Alwyn D’Cunha. The Liturgy and choir was conducted by the students under the guidance of Father Alphonse JoJo and Mr Ivan Mascarenhas respectively. Both the staff and the students brought offerings to the church. Father Principal conveyed his gratitude to everybody before the Mass ended.