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On 4 September 2020, there was a meeting at Lar called by Mr Agnelo Fernandes, the additional Collector of South Goa. It was attended by Mr Gaonkar the Fatorda Police Inspector and Mrs. Linette From Women and Child, Panjim along with V. Rev Fr Pius James Dsouza, the Provincial Superior, Fr Sylvestre Dsouza, the new superior and Fr Ronald D'Souza. Fr Archibald Gonsalves, the out going Director of Lar welcomed the guests and gave a historical account of Lar de Sta Terezinha. Then the Collector explained the rules of the institution, which was followed by interventions from both Police Inspector and Mrs Linette. Then the girls raised some doubts and sought clarification. The Collector clearly stated that discipline will not be compromised at any cost. He invite

              

           

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The new batch of postulants were welcomed along with Fr Ronald D'souza, their fomator. After completing their quarantine period in Shellim, they arrived in Margao.

              

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The Senior Citizens Forum founded by Fr Archibald Gonsalves, gave him a tearful adieu on Friday, 29 August 2020. After the holy Eucharist, there was refreshment, during the program the members had a power power point presentation. They sang and danced. After cutting the cake, on behalf of the group, Mr. Morris and Mrs Farrel spoke in the rich contribution made by Fr Archie to their group and tothe Church in Goa as a whole. Then he was given a gift and a farewell card. Fr Archie remembered thebrokeof all the animators, namely, Chris, Farrel, Morris, Willy, Alice. He also prayed for Benicio and Ida the departed members. Then Fr Archie thanked one and all for their love and concern.

                       

                    

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The Mt Carmel group of OCDS gave a warm sendoff to Fr Archie, their Spiritual Director on Sunday, 23 August 2020. After the holy Eucharist there was a sendoff program.

                 

                 

                 

              

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Send off party was organised by Carmel Food Bank on Saturday, 22 Aug 2020. The volunteers thanked Fr Archie for his dymanic leadership. Each member spoke appreciating Fr Archie for his contribution to the poor and to the migrants. The send off party ended with a light refreshment.

              
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The birthday of Lar Shelter Home animator Philomena (Filu) was celebrated on 17 Aug. After mass in the morning there was luchon celebration in the Hall where all residents of Lar gathered.

     

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Fr. Archie's birthday celebrated in anticipation on 7 July 2020. Communities of Xellim and Mapuca were present....

           

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Lar Day Out: Instead of their annual study tour, Lar children were taken out for a day to visit Bharadi cross and Cabo De Rama. All enjoyed the day.

           

                    

                 

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Lar children during lockdown.

  

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The Chimbel Society visited the Old Goa ruins of the Carmelite Monastery.

        

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The Carmelite monastery garden is given a facelift. Thanks to the hard work of Mr Blascio, Cyrus and Fr Michael along with the community.

     

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Destitute Home construction in Progress. April- May 2020. Contractor Mr Pio Pereira, Architect: Francis and Sharon, Project in Charge: Fr Archie ocd
Lar Retreat Centre interior Cleaned by Leon Salva. The new boy from Hyderabad. May 2020.

                       

              

              

              

              

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Lar Shelter Home for Women under restoration. In April-May 2020. Contractor Mr Pio Pereira. Roof: Mr Robin Santos. Architect Francis Sharon.

  

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Lar Shelter Home for Women. Roof dismantled for a over all repair and maintenance. Due to Corona lockdown, work halted. To recommence shortly before monsoon sets in.

           

     

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Lar Destitute Home Women. Work going on fully swing. To be blessed on 19 April 2020 On Divine Mercy Feast. But due to Corona Lockdown, postponed to July 16, Mt Carmel Feast.

              

              

              

              

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On 23 November 2019, the construction site for the Destitute Home at Lar was blessed, and the stone was laid by Fr Archibald Gonsalves, the Superior. Fr Fantino placed the Benedict medals on four corners. A mass was offered at the Monastery, for this intention at 6.00 p.m. Mr Pio the contractor has already begun the ground work. The first phase of this building is supposed to be completed by 19 April 2020. Mr. Bush has prepared a blogg to raise funds for this project.

        

     

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The annual feast of Little Flower was celebrated at Lar de Sta Terezinha, at Pajifond, Margao on 1 Oct at 4.00 p.m. The Eucharist was solemnised by Fr Amandio Valadares, Parish Priest of the Holy Spirit Parish. Help and Help NGO formally took over the management of Lar by symbolically accepting a Statue of St Therese. Benefactors and wellwishers were present in large numbers.

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

              

        

        

              

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Fr. Archibald Gonsalves


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Fr. Jossey Rodrigues


Fr. Mark Furtado


Fr. Noel D'Cunha


Fr. Joseph D'Souza


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Br. Maurice Fonseca