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"Peace be with you" he said
Matthew 28.16-20

Toronto Catholic bishop orders parishes to alter communion delivery; no shaking of hands
see http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/apr/msg00052.html

India reports first case of SARS in Goa
The first case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) in India has been detected in the western state of Goa.Click here

The Iraq War

The Other Saddam - A View From India
Saddam ran a brutal dictatorship. That, however, caused no concern to the hordes of Western businessmen who descended in droves on Iraq to siphon what they could of Iraq's newfound oil wealth through lucrative contracts for everything. Everything-from eggs to nuclear plants.

India's Defence Minister George Fernandes
Washington's contention that Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) had been proved wrong. See http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/apr/msg00038.html

News Clips from Goa
by Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha

Expectations from the Goa Budget of CM Parrikar.

The Iraq War
The Other Saddam - A View From India
see: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/apr/msg00042.html
Saddam ran a brutal dictatorship. That, however, caused no concern to the hordes of Western businessmen who descended in droves on Iraq to siphon what they could of Iraq's newfound oil wealth through lucrative contracts for everything. Everything-from eggs to nuclear plants.

People Places and Things

Becoming A Priest

"I wanted to continue my education, but what did God have in store for me?" Vellozo said. "What becomes of this aspect of myself, that I am a Catholic man?"
In 1995, as Vellozo finished his business administration he began to seriously consider that question and God's plan for his life.
"That's when I started going to Mass daily mid praying for guidance of the Holy Spirit to figure out what God wanted me to do, Vellozo said of an intense six months of prayer.
Eventually, he approached a priest with the question and got the answer: "You will never know until you enter."

Goa Born Master Jeweller, Ambaji Shinde dies in New York at 85

NEW YORK (AP) - Ambaji Shinde, who as principal designer at the New York jeweler Harry Winston had set jewels for Indian maharajahs and Hollywood celebrities, died Tuesday. He was 85. Shinde designed the Winston firm's signature wreath necklace as well as the $175,000 necklace that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 1999 Academy Awards. He reset the blue, 45.52-carat Hope Diamond.Born in Goa, India, Shinde was trained in the fine arts at the J.J. School of Art in Bombay. His first designs were diamond bracelets worn by the maharajah of Porbander. He later arranged jewelry for other wealthy Indian families.
After independence came to India in 1947, Shinde was approached by Winston. He left his wife and six children behind to accept his job. His wife's frail health prevented her from traveling to the United States.

Battle with the Gods

The battle is Maneesha's and it is one that she wins: but she wins the battle and loses the war against Destiny. It is a destiny that takes her from Goa to Bombay to Dubai and then, all over the world. In the end, she returns to Goa and accepts defeat at the hands of Destiny. Maneesha has been raised in poverty in Goa. Her mother works as a part-time hairdresser and also does the hair of the lady of the "big house", the much older wife of the lecherous Matthew Dias. No prizes for guessing how her mother makes ends meet. More text click here..


LOOKING OUT FOR a life partner?
Check out Cybermatrimonials mid-April 2003 by Frederick Noronha.

6 Apr. Toronto, Canada. LIRA DE SOUZA (ex Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), with her family by her side at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Beloved wife of the late Bernard (Silu). Loving mother of Ralph and his wife Fiona, Linette and her husband Thomas. Grandma will be lovingly remembered by Daryl, Desmond and David. Dear sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. The family thanks the Doctors, Nurses and the Staff at Sunnybrook Critical Care Unit and Greenview Lodge Retirement Home. Condolences:

Carlota Nazare Mascarenhas
(Calangute - Goa)
Born : October 6, 1914 - Died : April 1, 2003.
A requiem mass for the soul of Carlota Mascarem has, who died in Goa, will be offered by her sorrowful family, on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 6.30 p.m. at Christ the king r.c. Church (igreja de cristo rei), 3495 confederation parkway, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. (Confederation pkwy/central pkwy).
Following the mass, you are all invited to join the family for refreshments at church hall.
We shall be grateful to relatives and friends for their kind participation.

Gone is the face we loved so dear
Silent is the voice we long to hear
A beautiful memory left behind
A loving mother/mother-in-law/grandmother
Antonio, Ruby, Maria- Renata & Roberto Mascarenhas


Sunday, April 20th, 2003
Event: EASTER BASH 2003!
Time : Noon to 7:00pm
Location: Royal Banquet Hall (Hwy 10 / Derry Rd),185 Statesman Drive, Mississauga
Tickets : Adults - $20.00 & Children 6 - 10 - $10.00
PHILIP (905) 277-9698 SOCO - (905) 819-1825 TONY D - (905) 567-6460
TONY F (905) 823-3067 ANTONIO - (905) 858-8461 BABUSH - (905) 607-2143

(In aid of Margao Simba Soccer team. Every year they host an Easter Bash to raise funds for the team and help Goan youth in the team to play for the season.)
DJ: Fatz

Sunday, April 20th, 2003
EVENT: Easter Dance
Time : 12:00 (noon) - 8:00PM
Location: International Banquet Hall,5835 Kennedy Rd. Mississauga,(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia)
Tickets : Adults - $20    Children 5-12 - $15    Children 4 & under - FREE
For further details CALL
Francis Fernandes
Tel: (905) 820-1901
Cell: (416) 294-6009
Francis Joseph
Tel: (905) 602-7755
Cell: (416) 529-6070
Tony Da Costa
Tel: (905) 458-1215
Cell: (416) 571-0256

Dance to the rhythmic sounds of PAVE CONNECTION With DJ & special guest artiste, Tammy (Vocalist)

Saturday, April 26th, 2003
EVENT: Tropical Delites Anniversary Dance
Time : Buffet Dinner at 6.30 p.m.
Location : Taj Banquet Hall ,4611 Steeles Ave. West (West of Hwy. 400)
Tickets : Members: $25.00 Guests: $30.00
Limited tickets available: Order yours today from:
Dana D'Cunha (West) 905-275-2855
Merlyn Fernandes (West) 416-464-3798
Seira Furtado (West) 416-695-3239
Elena Mascarenhas (Central) 416-544-9714
Natasha Andrade (East) 416-732-6565
Plavin D'Souza (East) 416-885-0023

Anniversary Dance
Dance to the island rhythms
DJ Darren and Steel Drummer NAT playing soca, reggae, calypso.....

Wednesday April 30, 2003
Event : New Seniors Group for Mississauga/Brampton Area
Time : 6.30 p.m.
Location : CAFE PLUS, 5770 Timberlea Blvd Unit 107, Mississauga (near Tomken /Matheson)
All seniors are invited to participate for an inaugural meeting in forming a group (60+) serving the Mississauga/Brampton area.
Aloysius D'Souza who runs the place will be providing supper for a small fee. Cash Bar will be open.
Please send an e-mail to giving names and phone numbers of seniors
who wish to attend the meeting or leave a voice message with your phone number at 905 451 2527.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2003
EVENT: Goa Amigos presents - 2003 May Queen ball
Time : Evening
Location : At International Banquet Hall, 5835 Kennedy Road Mississauga.
Tel : 905-568-1918
Tickets : Adults - $ 20 - Children (5-12) - $10

A Wonderful Evening of Non-Stop Dancing, Buffet Dinner, Snacks & Cash Bar.
Goa Amigos & DJ Symphony

For more further information /tickets/gifts/advertisements, please call:
905 615 8001
Karen Collaco
905 502 6103 Mateus Pereira

Sunday, May 11th, 2003
EVENT: Mother's Day Dance
Time : 11:30AM onwards
Location : Royal Banquet Hall,185 Statesman Drive, Mississauga,(Hurontario & Derry Rd) (905)564-7895
Dress : Semi Formal
Tickets : Adults - $18 - Children 4-12 - $12 Children 3 & under - FREE
Dance to the rhythmic sounds of D.J. GLEN & MALCOLM
HORS D'OEUVRES: Chicken Tikka, Aloo Tikki,French Fries
Lamb Curry,Butter Chicken,Paneer Matter,Stir Fry Vegetables,Spaghetti & Meat Sauce,Yellow Rice,Caesar Salad,Naan,Pickle,
Fruit Salad,Ice Cream Coffee/Tea
For further details CALL
(416) 269-9619
Romeo & Belinda Remedios
(905) 270-2348 Glen & Violet Oliver

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