Write up by – Nelson D’Souza
“Visualize your goals clearly, add desire and faith, and you will surely achieve them”
St. Anthony Church Sakinaka annual parish event took place with much fanfare on August 30, 2015 at the School grounds. The core team had started planning for the event almost two months before the finale. The team did their best to ensure that the venue was in place for the event and as luck would have it the rain Gods ensured that the venue was fit for the occasion.
The fun filled event was possible due to the time, effort & work put in by the team who were focused and determined to give the parishioners a “VOW” experience. Wilson (Vinu) D’souza, Rajan Xess, Steven Crasto & Vinita, planned and organized the games for the evening.
Some of the props were specially designed by them for the event. They ensured that the young & the old had an opportunity to participate in the games. The fantastic back drop was the creative work of Ralph Lewis. To add to it all the 10 participating zones had a mascot which was work of creativity and effort.
Roshan Alphonso our compere for the event was brilliant as usual. Philomena along with PPC members and volunteers had prepared the appetizing sandwiches and tea for all. Justin D’souza, Richard, Parish youth got the play area and the seating arrangements in place for the event.
The organizing team had the luxury of the expert advise and guidance of Fr. Julius D’souza and the support of our parish priest Fr. Cajetan Pinto. All the zonal coordinators / area helpers and parishioners supported and participated wholeheartedly ensuring that the event was a success. There were learning’s and takeaways as well which would help the organizing team plan future events in a professional manner.
All Games were well planned and all the zones participated with same level of zeal and enthusiasm. It was not about getting dirty but it was about having fun to the fullest.
Looking forward for the next Monsoon Madness at St. Anthony Church 2016.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller