Today on the very first day of the Novenas at Old Goa while we gear for the Feast of St Francis Xavier it was so nice to attend the 8.15 mass this morning. It was for the first time in my years that a Novena mass was hosted by our very own Ribandar Parish.
Our dear and so toiling Parish Priest Rev Fr. Lourenco Fernandes who concelebrated the mass spoke as always concisely and in total clarity from his so rich heart. Thank You dear Rev. Father as your every word today has enriched and made me wiser. We are ever so proud of your hard work and dedication to ensure that our Ribandar Parish grows and blossoms.
A so very pleasant surprise today was the presence of our Former Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Newton Rodrigues who co- celebrated the Mass. Thank You dear Rev. Father for sparing the time for your former Parish. Needless to say our outstanding Church choir today as always was so ever stunning.
As already said, may our Goa’s Patron Saint bless us all especially the poorest of the poor and those in distress or despair. The rich cannot get richer while our poverty stricken Brothers and Sisters are sadly further sinking by the day.