Indore: Grandparents’ Day celebrated: 'Senior citizens are like precious pearls’

Around 42 grandparents and senior citizens gathered at St Joseph’s Church in Nandanagar at 10.00 am on Sunday to celebrate Holy Mass.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Sunday, August 01, 2021, 08:59 PM IST
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Celebrations of Grandparents’ Day at St Joseph’s Church on Sunday. | FPJ

Indore: St Joseph’s Church celebrated Grandparents’ Day by inviting all the grandparents and senior citizens of the parish community. Around 42 grandparents and senior citizens gathered at the church in Nandanagar at 10.00 am on Sunday to celebrate Holy Mass.

Fr Thomas Rajamanikam, the parish priest, celebrated the Eucharist. Shoba Kumrawat and Sharman Francis read from the Holy Bible. Fr Thomas Rajamanikam, in his homily and preaching, mentioned the following points:

Grandparents and senior citizens are the greatest treasure of our community. They are like precious pearls

They need to be patient and peaceful in their approach to their children and grandchildren

They need to grow to become graceful and instruments of blessings in their families

Preparing to accept the new generation and to accept changes is essential

Preparing for a good and graceful death

Accommodating and respecting the new views, lifestyles and suggestions of the younger generation

Spending more time in prayer, meditation and spiritual growth

Celebrations of Grandparents’ Day at St Joseph’s Church on Sunday.

Celebrations of Grandparents’ Day at St Joseph’s Church on Sunday. | FPJ

After the Mass, there was a sharing session and the following grandparents shared briefly about their life and faith in which Sebastian Francis, Jacinta Jangra, Maya Francis, Catherine Menon and Joseph Mangeskar participated.

Sr Celine explained about St Anne’s Congregation and their charisma.

Sunil Raphael conducted the programme and sang songs.

Sebastian played the dholak and Kevin Raphael played the Casio. The choir also performed.

Gifts galore

Fr Naveen prepared the gifts which were distributed all around. Everyone was given a piece of cake which was prepared by Sisters Anista and Rosy

Covid-19 protocols were strictly followed by everyone who attended the celebration

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