by Jeswin Mastan
VIRAR, MAY 9, 2016: "Dreams are to be remembered, realities are to be lived and destiny to be reached." It was a blessing to the community and the parishioners of Jyoti Mata Church, Virar West, to celebrate nine years of Grace on May 6.
The programme commemorating the milestone commenced with a solemn Mass celebrated by Father Royal D'Abreo at 6 pm in Jyoti Mata Church. Deacon Vishal Lopes, in his homily, spoke about a 'church' which was not merely a building or a structure, but – as he said – it is "you and I." It is "we"- who come together and build the church and community.
The Community of Jyoti organised an orchestra - Rhythm Vasaikar - on the occasion. The parishioners enjoyed music and fellowship on the Jyoti ground at 9 pm. Around 350 people were present for event, which also included the singing of cultural songs, dances and spot prizes. The celebration was a moment of Grace, togetherness and a feeling of belonging to this family of Jyoti Mata Church.