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Grandparents' Day

posted Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 AM by Tony Charanghat   [ updated Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 AM ]
On Sunday, July 29, the Golden Hearts (Senior Citizens Group) of Good Shepherd Parish, Andheri West, celebrated the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, as 'GRANDPARENTS' DAY'. There was quite a turnout, at least 125 persons; grandparents brought their own endearing brand of joie de vivre. 

The programme started with the President of the Golden Hearts – Xavier Almeida – welcoming the grandparents. Fr Jerome (The Parish Priest) encouraged the grandparents to remain active and involved. This was followed by a grand march-past; grandparents with balloons in their hands stepped up their pace to keep up with the beat. The programme flowed smoothly, with games, spot prizes and a sing-song of oldies in English and Konkani songs. The final item was housie; Fr Savio said the Grace before dinner and blessed the food.