Kulithurai – The dance competition held in the parish is not just about trophies. It is highly rewarding and a worthwhile activity to make youth take part in the liturgy. Our neighboring parish Swamiyarmadam celebrated their annual feast, and on the 8th day of the feast the youth of the parish conducted dance competition. Our youth participated and won first prize, RS 10000. To double their joy we arranged a tour to Ramesahwaram during Pongal holidays.
Manila– Flores de Mayo is a month-long celebration honoring earthly mothers and the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of the church, and our mother too. The Guanella Center hosted many activities to show admiration and love to the Blessed Mother; teaching the Holy Rosary, catechism class, flower offering, etc. for the staff and neighboring community. About 200 children learned how to pray the rosary, basic Catholic teachings, who Mary is, how she leads us to her Son, Jesus Christ, and the beauty of a mother’s love and Sacrifice. The Santacruzan of the San Isidro Labrador Parish began on Pentecost Sunday culminating on May 31st with prayer, singing and performances by children from each community. Games were played and certificates of participation were distributed.