Immediately after the Eucharistic service, well wishers, patients and staff collected in the Kripa annexe to felicitate Fr. Bill. The program commenced with the cutting of a cake, after which Fr Joe spoke about his association with Fr Bill for the past 24 years. Mr. Joey Carvalho from Goa was the next to speak, and shared his experience and fondness for Fr Bill. In his reply Fr. Bill shared his gratitude to Fr. Joe, and mentioned how Kripa was a home to him in India. Few of the staff, well wishers and patients entertained the gathering with their songs. The program was also graced by Mr. and Mrs. Ajay and Rishita Agrawal of Nagpur.
Light refreshments were served and later a sumptuous lunch.