of the Holy Family Church devoted a lot of their time and efforts
to other activities, both cultural and spiritual.
It had its first Fete
SWAPNA VIHAR - I (January 1966) followed by
SWAPNA VIHAR - II (February 1969) and
SWAPNA VIHAR - III (April 1972).
All these three fetes had Mr. Sabu Rebello as chief
Yet another fete
"A FAMILY AFFAIR"
was held in 1986 with Mr. Caesar D'Costa as chief coordinator.
1965, a major cultural and spiritual programme was launched,
"THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST"
a Passion play staged on the church grounds under a unique
system of sound and lights, conceived and planned by Mr. Eustace
Fernandes, a friend and well-wisher of the Parish.
The script, music and direction was by Mr. Sabu Rebello,
who also played the role of Jesus Christ.
The play had a successful run of 32 shows,
all running to packed houses (1965 - 1972).
of the Parish
was started in a structure constructed next to the Church to train
and help mainly the youth of the Parish who have discontinued
their formal education. This institute has since shifted to another
building of its own in the neighbouring Vinayalaya grounds.
Ashankur, a social welfare centre,
is a new venture of the Parish and was started
during the tenure of Fr. Tony D'Souza S.J., the Vicar.
It is presently housed in the
same structure that was previously used by "Shilpalaya"
Snehasadan is the brain-child of
Fr. Frances S.J., and was started in a small shed in the
Parish to cater to the needs of boys who had strayed away from
home and lived on and off the street. These boys were picked by
Fr. Frances and his team, offered a roof, food and a chance
of education, in order to improve their future. Since then, Snehasadan
has grown in stature and has added a number of new homes catering
not only to boys but also girls. This project has won and continues
to gain national and international acclaim.
Founded in 1978, in a small room in Kajuvadi,
it presently has 5 centres catering to about 450 children. The
primary concern of
this association is the promotion of education of children belonging
fathers and mothers. Its aim is to prevent such children from
becoming beggars or
being sold or turning into criminals and instead inculcating a
sense of dignity,
confidence and ambition to strive to improve themselves and their