Chennai – On October 11th the DGMS Campus celebrated the birthday of Fr. S.A Lourduraj, director of Don Guanella Special School. In the morning he was greeted by the good children and their teachers with prayers and gifts. The school put on a cultural program wishing him well and praying for his ministry. In the evening, he celebrated Mass with the community as a thanksgiving offering for the gift of his life and for Providence in his life. He also prayed for the congregation, the community and its welfare. The birthday celebration continued with a special program by the community. Fr. Lourduraj cut the birthday cake. Bro. Kumar felicitated him with poetic words on behalf of the community and the superior acknowledged him in a special way. With a delicious dinner and thanks from Fr. Lourduraj, the celebration came to an end.
Sivagangai – St. Guanella Anbagam took special care in celebrating the birthdays of the good children Antony and Stalin on September 17th. That morning, Mass was offered for their good health and that God may shower His blessings upon them and console them in their sufferings. Throughout the day they were filled with happiness. That evening the community gathered in Anbagam to pray over them, sing birthday songs and then cut the special cake that was purchased in their honor. They were happy to share cake with their friends.
Sivagangai – On November 20th the birthday of Deepak, a good child, was celebrated. He used to be called Amul baby because he is so soft and always smiles at everyone. Every year Deepak likes to celebrate his birthday at Anbagam, it makes him very happy, so everyone participated and birthday cake was served. Then Fr. Paulraj prayed over him and the other students rejoiced with Deepak. It was a happy moment for Anbagam to celebrate any child’s birthday. On that day, the therapist and his wife joined the party; they felt happy to see the children.