Whist Drive – 19th September 2017
Sep19

Whist Drive – 19th September 2017

The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 19th September 2017.  Mr. Stanislaus Baptista ably handled this Whist Drive with support of the Mr. Gerard Viegas and Mrs. Carole Viegas. Braving the heavy rain twenty four participants and other guests were warmly greeted as they entered the  hall.  Participants, four a table, were seated at numbered...

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Monsoon Happenings – Village Championship
Aug22

Monsoon Happenings – Village Championship

The Managing Committee of the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association successfully organized fun-filled events and contests for families in the neighbourhood at St. Isabel’s School during the Monsoons. “Monsoon Splash” was organized on Sunday,  18th June 2017.  Participants of four teams named as Thunder, Lightning, Rainbow and Puddles [comprising of  25  members each, both children and adults]. Folk eagerly...

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Monsoon Splash – 18th June 2017 – Part 2
Jun30

Monsoon Splash – 18th June 2017 – Part 2

All the participants took part in each of the series of tele-games which were innovatively planned with surprising twists and turns around the hall venue.  Excitement gripped the festive air as exuberant team mates and supporters cheered the contestants on at every stage of the games.  Small kiddies, young children, youth, middle-aged and seniors eagerly awaited their turn, enthusiastically competing in their event. ...

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Matharpacady Cross Feast – May 2017
Jun06

Matharpacady Cross Feast – May 2017

The Managing Committee of the Holy Cross Oratory organized the traditional Novena Services every evening from 22nd April 2017 onwards culminating in the Feast Day Celebrations on Monday, 1st May 2017.  Daily, young Prayer Leaders led the well attended services on the recital of the Rosary [dedicating each decade for a particular intention], the litany of Our Lady of the Rosary, litany of the Cross and litany of St. Roque [patron...

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Cyril’s Surprises
Apr23

Cyril’s Surprises

When you meet Cyril Alphonso, you will be surprised. He is more tech savvy  than an average youth, inspite of his age ( 82 years). He started off as a radio operator, but also held many posts at different times, when sailing with Wallem’s shipping Company. My earliest memories as a young boy, was to see him at his verandah, giving us a wave of his hand in greeting. One vivid moment was, when he caught a kite that drifted into his...

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