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Newsletter. Issue 2003-21. October. 18, 2003
 
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The Friends of Saint Francis Xavier
Invites all Goans to come and join in the celebration of the feast of St. Francis Xavier
On Saturday 29th November 2003
At St. Francis Xavier Church
5650 Mavis Road, (Mavis & Matheson),
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

A solemn procession at 10.00 a.m. with the relic of St. Francis Xavier and an honour guard provided by the Knights of Columbus, and a Goan Konkani Choir will grace the celebration. Followed by solemn high mass
Celebrant : Fr. Terence D'Souza
Thereafter the congregation is invited to a Family Fair in the Church Hall, with food stalls, gift tables, etc..
Everyone is invited (Admission is Free)
For further information on participation, contact:
Evelyn De Souza (905) 270 -9165
John J. D'Souza: (905) 451-2527
Lazarus Pereira:( 416) 292-1653 or fax: (416) 292-07

Please Support Twana Twitu- Supporting Kenya's AIDS Orphans
Sharon Louis-Charles (nee Noronha) (New York) and Sandra Fernandes (Toronto), both ex-Nairobi Loreto Convent Msongari students, are active members of Twana Twitu, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Kenya's AIDS Orphans. Sharon () was previously in Toronto and served the Goan Overseas Association there for many years. She is the Fundraising Director of the Twana Twitu project. Sandra "Xandie" Fernandes () lived in Nairobi until she was fifteen. She has a Post-Graduate degree in Interactive Multimedia and works with Twana Twitu as Webmaster. Visit www.twanatwitu.com to find out more about the project. Go to >About US >Our Team to find out more about their involvement with the Project.

Obituary

THECLA D'MELLO on Sunday October 12, 2003.
Mother of Carol-Ann
May her soul rest in peace.
Services will be held on:
Tuesday - October 14th - Rosary - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - October 15th - Mass - 10:30 a.m.
Both services will be held at: St. Joachim's Catholic Church
21250 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward, CA Phone: 510-783-2766

Please note that in lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be appreciated:
St. Anthony's Dining Room,121 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

6 Oct. Sydney, Australia. JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA - (Ex London and Kenya Police and Courts). Loving husband of Angela (Aggie). Father of Christine, Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran and Rodney Lavocah. Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes, Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:

Deaths
From Goan Voice-UK
15 Oct. London/Leicester. MERLYN VAZ, Mother of Keith Vaz, Leicester's first Asian woman councillor and champion for pensioners' rights died after a four-year battle with cancer. Wife of late Xavier. Mother of Penny, Valerie and Keith. Grandmother of Dominie, Finn, Neil, Liberty, Luke and Anjali. Condolences to . For a profile of Mrs Vaz click here.

10 Oct. Nairobi. “Prof” EDWIN RODRIGUES. (Strathmore class of 66). Son of Albin Rodrigues and the late Caetano Rodrigues (CJ). Brother to Bruno, Joseph, Edmund, Veronica, Grace and Astrid. Uncle to Craig and Eric. He was a member of Opus Dei at Strathmore & was teaching there. [info from Sylvia Pires in Nairobi]


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