Mumbai: Mira Road Parish 'Christmas Carol Carnival–2011' from Dec 17

Mumbai: Mira Road Parish 'Christmas Carol Carnival–2011' from Dec 17

Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (RD)

Mumbai, Dec 16: St Joseph parish, Mira Road, will organize Mira Bhayander ‘Christmas Carol Carnival – 2011’, on the theme ‘Save the Girl Child’, an initiative to spread awareness on campaigning for gender justice and building public opinion against female foeticide and to breed equality in society, from Saturday December 17 to Monday December 19.

Carmelite priest Fr Dominic Vas serves as the parish priest of Mira Road and the parish has seen a major boost in social welfare activities.

Fr Dominic Vas

A convoy of five trucks will pass through the streets of Mira – Bhayandar with a Santa chariot, live crib, carol singing contingent, pom-pom dancers, and a themed depiction. Nearly 500 volunteers will support the carnival with specially branded T-shirts promoting the event.  The local cable / TV channel will telecast the event live besides live streaming on the web.

The chief objective of the carnival are to create awareness about the declining average female ratio in the country, to spread the message of Christmas this year to support global issues, to breed and create an atmosphere of equality in society where gender discrimination is prevalent, to create awareness about the reducing gender ratio and the issues one could face if this is not stopped.

Mira Road parish is a vibrant one that has been engaged in variety of social welfare activities such as free medical and health check up camps, career guidance and education cell,  blood donation camps, and the like.


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  • Celine Patil (Alvares), Mangalore/Dombivli

    Mon, Dec 26 2011

    Congratulations Mira Road Parish priest and parishioners this is an good example Jesus living among us. Nice theme in right time. Almighty God bless and fill the whole community in holy spirit.

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  • Arnold, Goa

    Sun, Dec 25 2011


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  • Jerry D'souza, Mira Road

    Mon, Dec 19 2011

    It's a pride to be from this vibrant parish and I pray to God to shower blessing on this parish and its people.

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  • Fr. Raymond Santhanaz ocd, Mangalore/Tanzania

    Sat, Dec 17 2011

    Without CHRIST no CHRISTMAS! So during this Christmas celebration Christ has to be known and recognized. Congratulations to all the parish team for such a wonderful initiative taken to take Christ to all who could welcome Him into their life. keep up the good work. May God bless all of you. Happy Christmas and Bright New Year 2012.

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 17 2011

    Congratulation Mira Road Parish Priest n Parishioners. When I was staying in Mira Road Parish way back in 1988. There used to be 20 to 25 Catholic attending mass that too in a Flat. Fr. Michael Kamath found a place to build church n a small chapell was built. Than came the school n new church building. Now the Catholics over there may be 25,000. I left for Kuwait in 1992. Till then I was active with Fr. Michael. God bless him give him good health. I wish all the best to Mira Road Parish. Good work keep it up.

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  • Celine, Merlapadv/Dubai

    Sat, Dec 17 2011

    Dear Domilu Dattu, Congrats and keep up your good works!!

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  • Fr.MelvinD'Cunha,ocd, madanthyar

    Sat, Dec 17 2011

    Hi Fr.Dominic,clergy and parishners congratulations and best wishes for the this wonderful organisation...i am sure that will give a touching message to the people around...keep it up continune your good work.Fr.Melvin D'Cunha,ocd.

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  • Fr. Boniface D' Souza, Fajir, Manglalore

    Sat, Dec 17 2011

    Congratulations to Fr. Dominic and his team for organising Christmas carols carnival and a great initiative to spread the message to Save the girl child in and around mira Road. May you have a great success and best of luck.Fr. Boniface.

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  • peter Pinto, Badhyar/ Navi Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 16 2011

    A catholic Christian Channel should be possible at least for few hours daily. Initially with the activities from Meera Road supported from other large other Parishes of Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Vasai/ Kalyan / Pune / Nasik etc.

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  • Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD, Madanthyar

    Fri, Dec 16 2011


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  • Stan Rodrigues, Farla/Rome

    Fri, Dec 16 2011

    Christmas with a mission! If Christ came to the world with a mission - to save the humanity - then we Christians should do in all our reach to take that message to our sisters and brothers and Christmas is the right time to do so. I think the Organizer of the ‘Christmas Carol carnival – 2011’ have ed an apt theme to educate the Mumbai citizens and others to be aware of the importance of saving the girl child. In that matter all life is sacred and need to be protected. Fr Dominic Vas is a very good organizer we congratulate him and wish him and his team together with all the volunteers all best.

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