Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. Well it was time for the St. Sebastian Catechetical Association to sprinkle a little star dust over the lives of our Parish Grandparents. Grandparents Day was organised at the St. Sebastian Chapel Hall soon after the Catechism Mass at 10 a.m. The grandparents were welcomed with hot tasty soup to kick off the party followed by a welcome song by the students of pre- communion and communion group. The very auspicious and symbolic day was marked by the cutting of the grandparents’ day cake. Two Grandparent couples were requested to cut the cake on behalf of all the Grandparents.
The young and energetic mood setter for the party, Cedric Rodrigues, a catechist kept the grandparents occupied with spot prizes and games. An awesome fusion dance performance by the book four and five catechism students mesmerized our loveable grandparents, followed by a meaningful skit staged by our talented actors of catechism group of book six and seven. The vibrant Catechists of St. Sebastian had a Catechist’s special that put the audience in an emotional state and moved their hearts. In conclusion Sr. Godwina Pereira HC, a Catechist proposed the vote of thanks. Take away gifts were presented to all grandparents while they moved out at the end of the programme. It was a fabulous programme appreciated by young and elderly. The wonderful day was well spent in honour and appreciation of our beloved grandparents of the Parish.
-Sr. Godwina Pereira & Cedric Rodrigues