Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – 11-02-2016
For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary.
For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.
~ Quote from the song of Bernadette.
The programme commenced with a beautiful prayer dance –‘Aarati Belagiri’ presented by the dance club dancers for our Patroness. The Welcome address was delivered by our beloved Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza. He welcomed the Chief Guest Very Rev. Fr Pius James D’Souza, Rev. Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza- Manager LCS, Rev. Fr Stany Pinto – Assistant Parish Priest, Vice Principal Ms Belita Mascarenhas, staff and students of LCS. He wished Happy Feast of our Lady of Lourdes to one and all. He gave the message of the importance of the day. He also said that the church celebrates this day as the International day for sick and elderly. The Principal was honoured and privileged to have Rev. Fr Pius James D’souza-director of Rishivana a religious center, as the Chief Guest because he was humble and spiritual Priest.
Teaching and Non Teaching staff of Lourdes Central School who did not avail any CL’s and who availed least CL’s for the year 2015 were honoured by the Manager.
Carol Furtado of Class IX B gave the message on the importance of the day. A beautiful tableau was presented on Patroness of our Lady of Lourdes by the Kindergarten section.
Lourdes Central School students collected Rs 4,16000 for “Help age India” –for old people. Miss Meenakshi from Helpage India presented memento and certificate to the Principal.
Token of appreciation were presented to the students who collected highest amount individually and class wise.
Four outgoing students Reena Kishore, Rhea Kishore, Stallone D’Souza and Ian Jathanna were honoured for their dedicated service towards school assembly and choir.
School Choir presented a melodious song on Our Lady of Lourdes.
Chief Guest Rev. Fr Pius D’Souza addressed the students and staff by saying that he was happy to be at Lourdes Central School because three years ago he had visited Lourdes in France and the same feeling he experienced. He gave message to the children that Lourdes is meant for goodness and healing. He told the children to do good deeds and avoid evil deeds. He congratulated our Principal , staff and students for doing good for Helpage India. He also mentioned that students at Lourdes are educated because they have good characters. He also mentioned that in the form of healing students can do miracles by healing others in society and their families. He also thanked the teachers of LCS for enlightening the students by giving proper education.
The Presidential Address was delivered by our Manager Rev. Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza. He wished all the staff members and students –Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. He appreciated our Principal for his dedicated mission. He congratulated the teachers for their untiring efforts to train children to be good and avoid evil. He also gave message to the students –Be Good, Be Fit, Fast and Smart.
Paul Kiran Lobo of class IX C proposed the Vote of Thanks. Principal presented a memento to the Chief Guest Rev. Fr Pius James D’Souza. The programme was compered by Mehek Pinto of Class IX B .
A Thanks giving Eucharist was celebrated in the church.
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