Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birthday Celebration of Fr Joe at Vasai

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The 6th of September every year is a red letter day for us at Kripa Foundation. It marks the birth anniversary of our Founder and Managing Trustee, Rev. Fr. Joseph Hillary Pereira, fondly known as Fr. Joe to one and all. This year a celebration was held at Vasai on the 5th September 2010 to commemorate this occasion.A variety entertainment program was organized which comprised of a skit based on 'the Prodigal son,' which was entirely written and enacted by the patients themselves. A group of boys sang the famous song "We are the World," and some other songs from Hindi films were presented. Uncle Tony took us down memory lane with many excerpts from their childhood. Fr. Joe finally addressed the gathering and thanked the management, staff and boys in treatment for the wonderful program they had organized and conducted.The entire program portrayed gratitude for the service of love that Fr. Joe has painstakingly extended toward the marginalized sectors of society. Thank you Fr. Joe for all that you have done for the thousands of chemically dependent persons who have walked through the portals of Kripa Foundation over the years. May God bless you abundantly with health, serenity and strength and may you have many, many, many happier years ahead
Jimi Amore
Centre Manager
Kripa Vasai