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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Whist Drive – 18th April 2017
Apr19

Whist Drive – 18th April 2017

The Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association organised the Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School hall on Tuesday evening, 18th April 2017. In the absence of Mr. Gerard Viegas who was unwell and Mr. Gilroy Henriques who was outstation, Stanislaus Baptista alongwith Percy D’Souza, Tyronne Concescio, Joe Pereira, Carole Viegas, and Dennis Baptista conducted the Whist Drive. The forty happy participants were eagerly applying...

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Matharpacady Village Cross Feast Novena – April 2017
Apr18

Matharpacady Village Cross Feast Novena – April 2017

  The Holy Cross Oratory is a Religious Landmark in the heart of Matharpacady Heritage Village in Mazagaon, Mumbai. A kind lady, late Mrs. Buthello, donated the land. Our ancestors donated generously to construct the Oratory, Their families gathered at the Oratory to pray and worship together. When Mumbai was ravaged by the scourge of the Great Plague in the 1896, our forefathers and their families assembled at the Holy Cross...

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Family Get Together – Matharpacady Heritage Village
Mar01

Family Get Together – Matharpacady Heritage Village

Families gathered at the village center on Thursday evening, 23rd February 2017. Dennis Baptista, Vice President of the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association ALM welcomed the resident families requesting them to participate joyfully in the short prayer and worship session followed by entertainment and refreshments. After an opening hymn, Canute led the people in prayer.  Then, each melodious hymn was followed by intercessory...

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Christmas Festivities – Christmas Tree – Part One
Jan08

Christmas Festivities – Christmas Tree – Part One

The Managing Committee of the Holy Cross Oratory and the Residents’ Welfare Association ALM worked in unison to decorate the many by lanes of Matharpacady Village with illuminative decorative symbols of stars, Christmas trees, hearts, hexagonal and triangular shaped illustrative lanterns fitted with mini loudspeakers. Our youth creatively put up the Crib in the Holy Cross Oratory, which was flanked just outside by a decorated...

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