St Mary’s English Medium(CBSE) School Kannarpady celebrates Patron’s Day
Kannarpady, September 7: The feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated as ‘Patron’s Day’ in St Mary’s English Medium School on 7th September 2021. The preparation for the celebration had begunwith 9 days Novena with solemn spiritual fervor. On the last day the exquisite statue of infant Mary was gorgeously decorated and a special prayer session was held under the guidance of Correspondent Very Rev Fr. Charles Menezes. St Mary’s staff devotedly took part in the prayer session by offering flowers to infant Mary and invoking her shield of protection and blessings.
The formal program commenced with the singing of Marian hymns by teachers’ choir. Later Principal Rev Fr. Johnson Sequeira symbolically inaugurated the celebration by presenting sugarcane to the dignitaries and guests. The chief guest of the programRev Fr. Anil DCosta OFM Cap,the principal of TrinityCentral School, Perampally in his address glorified the exemplary role of Mother Mary in Jesus Christ’s life as a teacher and mentor. He added that the teachers should play an influential role in the lives of students by molding their character. The Correspondent Very Rev Fr. Charles Menezes in his presidential address said “the life of Mother Mary upholds the depth of Women hood and its noble virtues”. The 10th edition of ‘Marian Panorama’- School’s annual magazine was also officially released on this occasion by Correspondent and other dignitaries. Teachers’ theatre troop presented a heart touching skit highlighting the unequal treatment of women in society.
The members of School Management CommitteeMr Boniface D’Souza, Ms Benedicta Fernandes, Mr. Irwin Alva, MrGracianBothelo, Mr Maxim Dsouza and MsJanetDSouza were present on the occasion. The senior priest Rev. Fr. William Martisand Rev. Fr ashwin Aranha, Asst PP of Udupi Church graced the occasion. Vice Principal MsRita Quadros coordinated the program. Dignitaries and staff took part in the fellowship meal as mark of family bond and harmony. Mr Lancy Mendonca and MsLinetCastelino anchored the program. MsDapsy Vaz presented the welcome note. MsSmithaDSouza extended the words of welcome.