Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fr Joe brings Tears of Joy to under privleged Children at Bandra Fair

Come September every year, the suburb of Bandra dresses up in its Sunday best to stage the feast of our Lady of the Mount. It is indeed a sight to behold with people from different walks of life, who visit the mount to pay homage to Our Lady and thereafter proceed to the fair with family and loved ones.

Rev. Fr. Joe and Kripa Foundation organized a fun-filled day for more than 600 underprivileged children from various orphanages, special homes and NGOs, on Thursday, the 17th of September this year.

The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves along with the boys in treatment in Kripa Foundation. They danced along with cartoon characters, accompanied by music played by a DJ, singing along with the music led by a compare. A tattoo artist was also present and she painted designs on the hands of the children. The children were also given joy rides which were sponsored by Mr. Zubher. Snacks and soft drink were served to all the children followed by a sumptuous lunch

This has become an annual event for the children. The event management team comprised of Neil, Ryan, Milton and Royston, and was supported by the patients and staff of Kripa Bandra.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

42rd Anniversay of Priesthood

Dear Fr Joe

Congratulations on you walking with the Lord in the service of mankind and Priesthood.
The Kripa Family

Friday, September 18, 2009


Every year millions of pilgrims of all faiths,come to the Basilica Of our Lady at Mount Mary's, Bandra, Mumbai India, to pay their homage and respects to Mother Mary, whose birthday is on the 8th of September.
From the following Sunday ,for one week there is a fair ,that goes on with lots of merriment, joy rides ,food stalls etc. This tradition is going on for years.

Within the fair, in the compounds of Mount Carmel church ,there is a fun fair which is called "September Garden" A visit to this place shows how popular it is especially with the youth and little children.where thousands visit this place especially in the evenings.

To commemorate the Padma Shri award received by Fr Joe for his tireless work in the field of Social work by the President of India. The September Mela has built the entrance arch and put banners in Honor of Fr Joe.


Friday, September 11, 2009

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Celebration at Kripa Vasai

Sunday, the 6th of September 2009, was a red-letter day on the Kripa Foundation calendar. It marked the 67th birth anniversary of Rev. Fr. Joe H. Pereira, Founder and Managing Trustee, fondly known as Fr. Joe to one and all. An entertainment program was organized at the Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar hall, Kripa Foundation, Papdy, Vasai.
The occasion began with the traditional cutting of the birthday cake by Fr. Joe , who was accompanied by his sister, Sister Teresa. In his address Fr. Joe thanked all those present for taking time out of their lives to share this joyous occasion with him. He added that by the Grace of God .Kripa had spread to remote parts of the country with 58 projects and facilities , spread all over the nation ( Including 6 aboard ) and shared his vision to take Kripa to International heights.
Thereafter, Fr. Joe blessed the adjacent plot of land where the proposed Kripa Convention Centre and International Institute for Addictions and HIV/AIDS is to be built.
A tree sapling was planted on the occasion of by Fr Joe, which was presented by Master Finn ( nephew of Fr. Joe ) on behalf of the Kripa Family world wide.
The entertainment part of the program commenced with an African Chant by Mr. Victor, a blind student from Libya. This was followed by a variety of performances by the staff, which included a song specially written and song by Mr. Jimmy Amore. Followed by a song in the local East Indian dialogue by Mr. Steven Coelho. Therafter, Mr. Anthony H. Pereira, Fr. Joe’s elder brother, addressed the gathering with nostalgic memories of their childhood days. Mr. Wilfred Pereira, brother in law of Fr. Joe also said a few words. This was followed by a dance session for all.
The occasion was attended by a number of dignitaries, staff from different centers, friends, villagers and VIPs from different walks of life. A sumptuous lunch was served to all, after which the curtains came down on yet another memorable and joyous event at Kripa Foundation.