To Mark the Parish day of St Sebastian Parish, Bendur, the organizing committee of the parish inaugurated various competitions at St Agnes High School Auditorium, here on October 7.

The programme began with an invocation. The convener of the Organizing committee Oswald Pais welcomed the gathering. The competitions were symbolically inaugurated by the Parish Priest of St Sebastian Church Bendur, Fr Antony Serrao by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais.

Addressing the gathering Fr Antony said that, when we meet someone or get together we feel happy. We all have a family and we live together and share our joy and sadness with the members. A church is a large family and we the parishioners are the members. We need to share our joy and sadness with other members during such occasions. 

Further Fr Antony said, “It is a chance to exhibit our God given talents. We have the opportunity to take part in the church activities and we all should take part in it”. He also said that when we meet together our bond will be strengthened and we will come more closer,  for that we need to change our mindset. To change our mindset we need the spirit of unity and the unity will make the Parish to grow more stronger.

Parents should encourage their children to take part in the various activities held in the parish. In the competitions sometimes there will be some misunderstandings and differences  but we need to forget all that and keep the sportive spirit alive.

Flavia Pinto delivered the vote of thanks.  Rashmi Peris compered the programme.  Flower arrangements and drawing competitions were also  held.