By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media NetworkóMumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Jul 3: St Peterís Association, Barkoor (Mumbai), celebrated the 24th annual day celebrations at Holy Family School hall, Chakala, Andheri (East), on Sunday July 1.
Holy Family parish priest Fr Gerald Rodrigues offered the Thanksgiving Mass along with the gathering of St Peterís Association Barkoor (Mumbai) members on Sunday morning.
Association president Simon Furtado presided over the programme after the Thanksgiving Mass.
Speaking on the occasion, Furtado said that the celebration of the feast of patron saint will rekindle the spiritual and social concern of the community.
The Associationís former honorary chief secretary and NRI entrepreneur Vincent DíAlmeida was the chief guest on the occasion.
He explained the social activities of the Association since its founding; its endeavour is to help the poor parishioners in Barkoor parish and the forthcoming silver jubilee celebrations.
Entrepreneur Harry Rebello Chembur, Clement Abraham Lobo, dramatist Henry DíSilva Suratkal, ĎDivvoí Konkani illustrated weekly publishers Lawrence Coelho and Suzanne Coelho, organizer Alwyn DíSouza Nallasopara, Lenny Suvares, James DíSilva, Herald B DíAlmeida, Wilfred Gonsalves, and Joseph DíAlmeida were present.
The Associationís former presidents Richard Carvalho and Henry Roache were present on the dais.
Joint secretary Ivan Martis, PRO Jolvin Furtado, managing committee members Antony Gonsalves, Wilfred Sequeira, John Gonsalves, Bony Sequeira, Rolph Monteiro, Reginald Crasto, Arthur Mendonca, and Norman DíSouza were present.
The Association vice-president Norbert Menezes welcomed the gathering. Honorary chief secretary Ivan Rebello explained the social welfare activities of the Association. Treasurer Antony Dias presented the annual accounts. The silver jubilee celebration committee president Felix Barnes and executive president Ida Roache provided information on the silver jubilee celebrations.
Ivan Suvares introduced the guests. Secretary Eric Carvalho compered the programme and Joylan Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks.
A Konkani music concert was staged by popular musician Antony Tauro as part of the entertainment programme.