Vinita Vas Pereira

Vancouver, Sep 18: The Catholics from British Columbia, Canada celebrated the Monthi Fest 2014 on September 06, 2014 Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Delta, BC under the guidance of Fr. Jerald Dsouza OCD & was shouldered by the core community members comprising: Ida & Gaulbert Cordeiro, Lancy & Nancy Dsouza, Rony & Diana Fernandes and Shailesh & Vinita Pereira.

The pomp celebration started at 06:30 PM with the showering of flowers to the baby mother in front of the grotto in the presence of Fr. Jerald Dsouza OCD , Fr. Godwin Pinto OCD & Fr. Claude Saldhana.

The Novem was blessed by Fr. Jerald, which was specially arranged and sent to us from India by Dolphy D'lima (Udupi) - brother of Mrs. Ida Corderio so that we could receive it right on time to consume the new crop.
The crowd then walked into the church in a procession with the Mother Mary statue accompanied with the alter boys, priests, choir members and the rest of the crowd.

The Holy Mass commenced at 0700PM celebrated by Fr. Jerald & concelebrated by Fr. Godwin & Fr. Claude. The Homily was provided by Fr. Godwin which focused mainly on the family life between children and parents and importance of prayer in the family.

The choir team helped us pray twice more with their beautiful voices and well organised singing which was initiated by Sanjeeth Cordeiro (guitar) under the direction of Diogo Joanes (piano) with a great team comprising Oswald Rego (Congo), Louis & Ella DCunha, Bernie Pinto, Pearl Sequeira, Shanthi Dias, Lita DSouza, Jennifer Cutinho, Nikita Cutinho and Linda Joanes.

The gospel reading were read by Aaron Dsouza and Diana Fernandes & the prayer of faithful were read by Vinita Pereira. The offertory was carried by Ruhin & Keiyona Tauro, Nancy Dsouza, Ashley Dsouza and Vinita & Shailesh Pereira.
The celebration of the fest was held in the Church Hall at 0800PM which was mastered by Jeevan Tauro. His wit and humor kept the crowd glued towards him for the entire evening. There was a well arranged cultural program which comprised of dance, skit & singing. This celebration was attended by over 160 people from the community.

Our young talent which included Jennifer Cutinho, Nikita Cutinho, Deora Dias & Keiyona Tauro danced for "Daina Bai Kusnath Nastha" song which was choreographed by Sharel Pereira.

Under the direction of Louis DCunha "Gulianchi Keer" skit was was exhibited by Joel Sequeira & David Pinto which made the crowd laugh their guts out.
We had amazing music playing the entire evening which kept the young and the old grove through the night which was arranged our In-House DJ -Norbert Cutinho.

Louis & Ella DCunha & Karen Sequeira kept the crowd mesmerizing with their melodious singing along with amazing music provided by Diogo Joanes & Oswald Rego.

Special games were conducted by Pearl Sequeira which made the adults & the children enjoy every moment of their time.

The main part of the event was the mouth watering Mangalorean delicacy which was prepared by community members kept the crowd finger licking - Claris & Allen Saldhana - novem to drink, Ella Ducnha & Jane Dsa (moong), Lita Dsouza & Judith Pinto (Chane), Meera Nazareth (Karathe), Flavia Dsouza & Jennifer Lewis (Karomb), Preethi D (Beans); Elveena Fernandes (pork); Bernie Pinto & Shanthi Dias (Polov); Gladys Pereira & Judith Cutinho (Sanna); Nirmala & Gratian Fernandes & Alfred & Veianna Sequiera (Rice); Barboza Family (Vorn); Claudius & Sybil Pais (Fruit Punch); Ranjana & Jeevan Tauro (Beverages).
The event was a huge success and every moment of it was captured by our young talent: Aaron Dsouza & Aaron Fernandes with their amazing photography.

The entire celebration was a huge success and was highly appreciated by each & every one present.