Friday, May 22, 2015

Fr. Joe with the WCCM Karkow, Poland- Community Post Conference

At the recently concluded conference, the community was filled and soaked with the teaching of John Main OSB  and Fr, Laurence Freeman OSB.

 As one commented.

I feel that we were guided yesterday by the  Holy Spirit.
How is it, that an ordinary person like me, had the opportunity to listen and talk to someone close to  Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata?
This was a unique experience. Thank you very, very much Fr Joe!
May God be praised!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fr. Joe starts WCCM in Rzeszow Poland

Duirng his visit in Poland. Fr. Joe started WCCM in Rzeszow, Poland. The demand to be at a WCCM was so high that there we people who came from  far as Krakow and Wroclaw to attend and learn John Main teachings.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Fr. Joe cooking an Indian Tadka Poland

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Fr. Joe conducts kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga in Poland

.Today Namaste yoga centre finished a four-day workshop with his father PereirÄ…. It can be summed up in brief as it would be on a  practice of  Iyengar path-"Not intention, but attention," or "not the intent, but with attention' 
This was well conducted to house full seminar by Fr. Joe. 
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Kripa Vasai Celebrates its 21st Anniversary

It was 21 years ago that Blessed Mother Teresa accompanied by Fr. Joe and friends of Kripa inaugurated Kripa Vasai. Today 21 years later Kripa Vasai remembers that day daily by the staff, saying the prayer that Fr. Joe thought them, the prayer of Blessed Mother Teresa."Make us humble and worthy Lord, to serve our fellow human beings, who live and die in poverty and hunger, in addiction and addiction related ailments such as HIV. Give them through our hands their daily bread , the daily care they need and by your mercy grant us peace."

Today on this great day with Mother Teresa's blessing Fr. Joe received a cheque of Rupees 7 lacs from the Mayor Shri Narayan Mankar of the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation for all the work he is doing for addicts and people living with HIV.

The Kripa family of Vasai under the guidance of Fr Seraphinus and Ms. Jean Pereira organised a day long program. The function started with a prayer and Bhaajan after which beautiful memories shared by Mr Wilfred Pereira bro in law of Fr. Joe and Mr. Tony Pereira brother of Fr. Joe. Mrs. Evette Coutinho shared her association with kripa and Bosco D'Souza , the National Program Director who has been there since the concept of kripa Vasai  shared his memories and praised the entire Pereira family right from Fr. Joe's parents to his nephew and nieces for the philanthropic services to mankind. He mentioned how he missed Fr. Joe for the occasion as he was aboard teaching Kripafoundation Yoga in Poland , Switzerland, Germany  but was confident that he would be present for its silver jubilee. It was heartening to see Mr. Ossie Pereira participate in the program.

The day long program also included game competitions amongst the in house family and ended with the sumptuous lunch cooked by the staff of Kripa Vasai kitchen. A special thanks of gratitude to each and every staff and patient of Kripa Vasai for hosting a memorial program.

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Fr. Joe gifted a 7 lakh cheque by Vasai Municipal Corporation for the work of Kripa on Kripa Vasai's 21st Anniversary

Kripa vasai received a unique gift on its 21st Anniversary. The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation presented Fr. Joe for the work of Kripa Foundation in the region of Vasai- Virar to help people living with HIV.
As Fr. Joe is in Poland, Bosco D'Souza National Program Director of Kripa Foundation was deputed by Fr. Joe to receive the cheque. At a short a ceremony The Mayor of VVMC accompanied by First Mayor Shri Raju Patil, Deputy Mayor Shri Umesh Jadhav, and Mr. Bharat Gupta handed over the cheque to the team of VRACS Advisory Board headed by Program Manager Amit Patel and Advisory Board member Ms. Evette Coutinho, Ms. Manisha Kanekar and Mr. Pramod Shah

Although being in the same premises the guiding force towards helping us receive this love offerings Mr. Sandesh Jadhav, Dr Hemant Patil and Mr. Santosh Walvikar could not be present for the event but sent thier best wishes and prayers to Fr. Joe and his team.

The Mayor in his short speech wished kripa for all the good work it was doing and specially mentioned that he missed Fr. Joe today.

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Fr. Joe conducts awareness program for Students of Social work from SEVA - Karnataka

A day before Fr. Joe could leave for his trip to Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Fr. Joe comducted an awareness program for students of social work who had come all the way from karnataka in Bandra.

The 40 students accompanied by 2 professors were shown the Kripa model model by Bosco and Ms. laxmi.

Fr. Joe spoke to them about the Holistic approach to treatment and how Yoga could also beifit them in their day to day lives.

Fr. Joe conducted a short guided meditation with them to which the students were very pleased and very to meet Fr. Joe.

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Fr. Joe conducts an awareness program for school children of Vasai.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fr. Joe host a picnic for Life & Hope Group (Widows) of Mount Carmel Church, Bandra

On the beautiful Sunday morning a group of members of Life and Hope group members of the widows wing of Mount Carmel church Bandra visited Kripa Vasai on a day long picnic. The group started their picnic with a thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration at Kripa after which were treated to a  nutritious breakfast.

After the breakfast Fr. Joe arranged a visit to the Bassein Fort, where they enjoyed themselves with games of housie, singing and dancing. They also mingled and distributed sweets to the orphans of Gonsalio Gracia orphanage.

The group return to the centre where a well spread buffet lunch was awaiting them. The joy was to hear many ask for "JING JANG WAUW" a specialty dessert of Kripa Vasai. They later sang fantastic old folk songs which was enjoyed even by the patients of Kripa Vasai.

In the evening the group were served the special "Kripa Khanda Bhajjiya" ( Onion Pakoras) and after a group photo left for the day.

One could hear them whisper as to how they enjoyed themselves but,  were all looking forward to coming back the next year. The group thanked Fr. Joe and the staff of Kripa Vasai for their love and support to making their picnic a memorial event.

One could see tears as the staff bade them ADIOS TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rt. Rev Bishop Ivan Pereira -Bishop of Jammu- Srinagar visits Kripa Vasai

Yesterday Rt. Rev. Bishop Ivan Pereira, The 3rd Bishop of Jammu- Srinagar visited Kripa Vasai to share quality time with the patients of Kripa and VRACS.
Bishop Ivan was greeted by Fr. Seraphinus and Mrs. Jean on behalf of Fr. Joe who is visiting Poland, Switzerland and Germany.

Bishop Ivan spoke to the residents and shared how it was a big problem out there and was looking forward to a tie up with Kripa and Fr. Joe.
The Family at Kripa were very happy to meet the Bishop and shred thier life stories and stay their stay in Kripa.

Mozen H.