Yesterday, 10 December 2009, the St Dominic Savio Community (Uday Nagar) met at Mr Hugh Mascarenhas' house at 1900 hours for a prayer meeting. Besides Hugh, there were also Mr Robin and Ms Juliana John and myself. Mrs Robin was unwell; Anita, Rocky and Rose were in Mumbai for a wedding.
The passage chosen was the gospel of the coming Sunday, Lk 3, 10-18: the preaching of John the Baptist and the feeling of growing expectancy, amid which John declares that he is not the Messiah.
The next meeting has been fixed for Thursday, 14 January 2010, at Juliana's place.
At 1930 hours the Mary Help of Christians Community (D'Souza colony) met in the house of Edward Lewis. There was a goodly group here: Eddy, Blessy and Ross; Mr Shepherd; Rita D'Souza; Carol Lobo; Meena Bansode; and Henry Menezes. I reached after they had finished the meeting. The next meeting is yet to be finalized, but the place will be Eddy Lewis' house, to make it convenient for Mr and Mrs Shepherd to attend.