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St. Francis Xavier Feast  

Friends of St. Francis Xavier  celebrate

St. Francis Xavier Feast in St. Francis Xavier Church Mississauga, Canada

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On December 3rd 2005 @ 10.am  the celebration of the St. Francis Xavier Feast will take at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Mississauga. (5650 Mavis Road (Mavis & Matheson) Mississauga, Ontario, Canada )This will be the fifth year that the Friends of St. Francis Xavier have hosted this celebration.  The events will start with a solemn Procession at 10.00 a.m. with the sacred relic of St. Francis Xavier and an Honour Guard provided by the Knights of Columbus. A Goan Konkani Choir will grace the celebration followed by High Mass The celebrant is Monsignor Terence D’Souza, founding Pastor of the church. New Members will be enrolled and receive a red sash reminiscent of the red cape (ocmus) worn in Goa where the Saint is venerated. 

This years event will be the culmination of the hard work of the President, Francis D'Souza ,and his wife Vicki who is skilfully coordinating activities with committee and numerous  volunteers. Romeo & Belinda Rodrigues will lead the choir supported by accomplished musicians - Cooty(violin)  Auggie Pereira ( sax) Luis Pereira (sax) &
Malcolm Oliver, the famous lead guitarist for the New Illusions.The sound of New Orleans style music is bound to resonate in the Church. and in the events that will follow.Thereafter the congregation is invited to a Family Fair in the Church Hall. Admission is free!There will be more than twenty tables laden with Goan food, Xmas sweets, gifts, raffles and other items to start  the holiday season. 

At the Fair emceed by Walter Hayde, members of the choir, Ruth Kumar, Winnie Crasto, Romeo & Belina  will transform into entertainers backed by musicians Oliver, Cooty, Auggie, Malcolm, & Luis. 

Stalls are still available for the  Fair - contact Tony Fernandes 905-294-8882

The mass brochure produce by Lazarus Pereira, master printer, and first President  of the Friends of St. Francis Xavier, is bound to be a keepsake.

Ad space is still available - call Lazarus at 416-292-1653

This year's celebration will be special as the feast falls on the Saturday 3rd December itself. It also marks the commencement of celebrations for the fifth centenary of the Jesuit order of founded by St. Ignatius Loyola with St. Francis Xavier as it's leading light. -End

G.O.A Celebration of The Feast of St. Francis Xavier

 The Feast of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated on December 3 in Goa. Numerous devotees flock to the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, to kiss the relics of St. Francis Xavier, who is known for his healing powers. Join us in celebrating our community feast - St. Francis Xavier on  Sunday, December 4, 2005 with mass at noon celebrated by Fr. Daryl Miranda.
Location - St. Sava Banquet Hall, 1375 Blundell Road ( SW corner Dixie & Dundas)
(visit website www.goatoronto.com for details)

Fr. Daryl is also the principal organizer for next year's St. Francis Xavier Jubilee Celebrations (for further information please visit our  website- www.goatoronto.com )

 Following mass, we will socialize with delicious Goan food (caterer  Konkan Delite) and great entertainment for the whole family including Goan Bazaar, fabulous cultural show and DJ music (DJ Fatz) for you and your  family's dancing and listening pleasure. Hope to see you there!

 Note: Tables ($15 member, $18 Guest)  can be reserved for groups of 10 only - otherwise seating is on a first come first serve basis. Please book early as tickets will not be sold at the door.


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