The Diamond Jubilee Sacerdotal Eucharistic celebration of Fr. Prax was attended by a large gathering of clergy, religious, relatives and parishioners. fr Prax was the main celebrant alongside was Bishop Bosco Penha, Bishop Dominic Savio, Fr Clement., Fr Leon, Fr Roque. Around 20 other priests concelebrated.
Fr. Prax had prepared the Liturgy and composed the music for the occasion. Celeste and her choir did full justice to it.
In his homily Bishop Bosco dwelt on Fr Prax’s qualities of humility, service to the Church and his talent as a musician over the past 60 years. His role as a Principal in several schools where he moulded his students into fine human beings will always be appreciated. Most of all the long hours he spends before the Blessed Sacrament lifting up in prayer the needs of the world is to be admired and emulated by one and all. At the age of 91 fr Prax is young at heart and displays a keen sense of humour most unexpectedly!
While congratulating Fr Prax on achieving yet another milestone in his life Bishop Bosco prayed for continued good health and cheer in the years to come.
After the Mass there was an Address brilliantly delivered by Randall Pereira. For text of his address, click here.
A short fellowship followed in the. Meet n Greet area. A dinner hosted by the Parish Council inthe Kiddies Corner for the Clergy, religious and Fr Prax’s relatives brought a close to the day’s celebrations.