Bombay Jesuits Family Day

In a joyous gathering, the Jesuit Family Day  was held at the upper grounds of Holy Family School Chakala, drawing a crowd of 250 attendees of close to 50 Jesuits. The guests included Jesuit priests, brothers, scholastics, and their families, all converging to celebrate the theme of this year's family day: "We are because of you." The event aimed to honor and appreciate the Jesuit families for their pivotal role in nurturing vocations within the Province.


Fr. Gerard SJ and Fr. Wesley SJ skillfully orchestrated the proceedings as the master of ceremonies,establishing a lively atmosphere for the day.  The event commenced with a prayer led by Fr. Sumit,instilling a spiritually enriching ambience. Provincial Fr. Anil shared insightful reflections on the integral role families play in fostering Jesuit vocations, emphasizing their significance in shaping the spiritual journey of the religious.


The occasion also featured entertaining quizzes and spot prizes, adding a layer of fun and camaraderie. Sharing their perspectives on this meaningful day were Sr. Hazel D'Lima and Mr. Fidelis Mascarhenas. Jesuit priest Terrence Quadros offered a heartfelt account of his own experiences, shedding light on the indispensable role his family played in his Jesuit life along with a jovial song.


The gathering united in a harmonious song of blessing sung by the Jesuits. Fr Trevor led the grace before meals, expressing gratitude for the bonds of family and community. The evening concluded with spirited dancing to the tunes of Warli, expertly guided by Fr. Adolf and Fr. Brian, capping off a day of celebration and reflection for the Jesuit community.

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