Since early December, Matharpacady Village wore a festive look with all the bylanes decorated with twinkle lights, stars and lanterns as we get ready for Christmas. The Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association invited residents for the Annual Thanksgiving Service on Saturday, 15th December 2018 from 8.00 pm onwards. Residents and well wishers gathered together near the Holy Cross Oratory, singing hymns of praise and thanking God for the innumerable blessings received during the past year. This Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service was well attended by residents and well wishers. Fr. Ruban of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers graced the occasion and gave the final blessing.
Cake and refreshments were served to all. This was followed by a Christmas Crossword and other fun team games which were entertaining and enjoyed by everyone. These team games helped bring people together, fostering a spirit of friendship. Prizes were given to all the winners – individual as well as teams.
As in previous years, each family was presented with mementos- Saint Teresa of Calcutta Medals and the prayer. Our President also donated some souvenirs and calendars to everybody during the evening. Our thanks to the Trustees of St. Isabel’s High School for use of their chairs and tables and always assisting us in all our endeavours.
May the Spirit of this season bring Joy, Hope and Love to the hearts of many – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Compiled by : Mrs. Selma Pulical
Photographs Courtesy : Mr. Stanislaus Baptista