Venue : ICSK Khaithan
Photos by Winston Alphonso
Kuwait, April 29: The Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), a premiere Mangalorean Catholic association in Kuwait held First Holy Communion party of its members’ children for the 7th year in succession on Friday April 26 2013. The celebration was held in the ICSK auditorium, Khaitan.
Seven of members’ children participated in the community celebration with KCWA along in the company of over 400 guests. The participating children were:
- Jordan D’Souza son of Jackson Victor D’Souza & Blossom Shirley Rasquinha
- Ervin Castelino son of Edward castelino & Irene Jacintha monteiro
- Olivia Jessica Lobo daughter of Oswald Lobo & Shaila Lobo
- Reevan Leeson Martis son of Richard Martis & Lavina Martis
- Aretha Raina D’Mello daughter of Gregory Robert D’Melllo & Anitha Flora Pinto
- Ian D’Mello son of Alan D’Mello & Flevia D’Mello
- Ethan Jeremy Fernandes son of Joy Noel Fernandes & Wanishia Laila D’souza
After the MC of the evening, Deepak Andrade welcomed the gathering, the first holy communicants came in a procession with candles and cut the cake together after the prayer.
President Anil Fernandes welcomed all the guests and gave brief on KCWA’s motto and achievements. Visiting priest Fr. Nelson D’souza raised the toast and congratulated and blessed all the first holy communicants. On behalf of the parents, Mrs. Wanishia Fernandes responded to the toast and thanked the KCWA for organizing such a memorable celebration. Spiritual director of KCWA Rev. Fr. Noel D’Almeida presented mementos to the children on behalf of KCWA.
Various games for children and adults were organized and spot prizes were also given. All the guests enjoyed the scintillating music of popular DJ Kiran Sunny as they danced their hearts out.
Snacks, refreshments and delicious dinner were served to all. The well-organized get-together concluded with a baila dance session and finally with laudate. Deepak Andrade compered the event and Rinna D’Souza trained the communicants with prayer in konkani. Paul Aranha captured the event by his photography skills. Backdrop was arranged by Gerald & Shalet. Nitin Castelino & Anil Menezes coordinated the whole event with the support of KCWA committee members.
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