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Dr Nigel Joel Gonsalves, will be available at our Medical Centre for Physiotherapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30 to 7 p.m. ______________________

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Altar Servers

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Brother in Charge: Br. Wencesl Lemos

Animator: Ms. Paloma Tixeira (9619481710)

MOTTO: Doing Ordinary Things In An Extra Ordinary Manner. – St. John Berchmans

AIM: To make Jesus our best friend and through service make this world a better place.

PATRON SAINT: St. John Berchmans

SOME HIS-STORY
Altar servers were better know as Altar Boys till 1994 because girls were not allowed to serve till then. Now, with the introduction of girls serving at the Altar at Mass, there is so much more variety, colour and beauty on the Altar.
In the year 1965 Fr. Tony Saldanha was the priest in charge of the Altar Boys. A month before the final exams Fr. Saldanha would go around the classes (5th, 6th & 7th Stds) inviting boys to join the altar service. In June the number of boys would rise up to 90, however, gradually drop to 60 by Easter. Regularity of the Altar Boys at that time was up to the mark, they were even allowed to serve in the convent. Few servers who took up the vocation to the Priesthood – Fr. Savio, Br. Thomas etc. Till date many priests and brothers have being in charge of the Altar Servers, however, according to Fr. Tony Saldanha one person who left the best influence on the Altar Servers was Fr. Vernon sj.

COSTUMES
Costumes were changed from full-length dress and blouse to skirt-blouse-collar of different sizes (1, 2, 3 & 4) A nun from the convent used to take good care of the costumes.

ACTIVITIES
We conduct a picnic/camp once a year, social gathering, different types of tournaments, etc.

APPOINTMENTS AND TRAINING
Altar Servers are appointed to serve each mass. The appointment sheet is listed on the Altar Server’s Notice Board along with the Best Altar Server of the Month. Shields and certificates are given to the servers who are regular for the meetings and service. Training programmes are conducted for the newly joined servers. Altar Servers prepare the torches for use during High Masses.

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF US?
Come for our meetings every Saturday at 4 p.m. in Our Ladys room.

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