Come the month of September and it's time to celebrate Mother Mary's birthday.
On the 15th of September 2010, a mini pilgrimage was organised to Our Lady of Mount Mary's Basillica Bandra, Mumbai for 800 needy, challenged, special and destitute children from various care homes of Mumbai , who were later treated to a funfilled day of entertainment & lunch, organised by Fr Joe-kripa Foundation, a voluntary group called "JUST BECAUSE' and supported by the staff of Kripa Bandra.
The children were delighted to be treated to unlimited rides on giant wheels, merry- go- rounds and many other joy rides.Later as they rested for snacks and coldrinks , they were entertained to a spell bound magic show,body tatto by tatto artist,a clown who made them roll with laughter,and later danced away to live DJ music.along with cartoon characters from disney land and Charlie Chaplin.
The highlight of the event was a visit by the new Parish Priest of the Mount Carmel Church .
Rev. Fr . Wiiliam Athaide, who mingled and interacted with the children.The children on their part thanked Fr William for his hospitality at the Carmel Mela and for his presence.
As afternoon approached , the children were treated to a sumptous lunch with ice cream. After which each child was given a gift to take home.
Entertained to a long day of enjoyment, the children were happy,but sadden as they had to go home.Hoping they would be there the next year.
Charmaine & Brett