Seminary Day 14

Seminary Day at Rachol

Rachol Seminary is the depository of faith of the people of Goa’ nostalgically remembered  Rt. Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi, as the Chief Guest of the Seminary Day Function at the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol on the 16th of December, 2014, held in the seminary Auditorium.

The seminary Day function was presided over by our Archbishop, Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao. He appreciated the talented seminarians and reminded the audience that such privileged moments give a glimpse into the life of the Seminary. By way of message he focused on the root, shoots and fruits of our faith. Dr. Ramesh Malkarnekar was the Guest of Honour for the function. Father Rector, Rev. Dr. Aleixo Menezes welcomed the gathering and introduced the dignitaries of the Day and delivered the bi-annual report.

The programme began with the Turkish March of Beethoven, performed by the Seminary orchestra under the guidance of Fr. Simon D’Cunha.. The Santa Cecilia Choir Sang Handel’s The Glory of the Lord (from Messiah) and the deknni Kogull under the batonship of Rev. Simon D’Cunha. The Lyrics of Kogull were penned down by Sem. Roman Rodrigues. As Wasserf Lussen Babylon, the brass quartet was performed by the seminarians under the direction of Rev. Simon D’Cunha.

The English Musical, The Stupendous Cradle, challenged and inspired the audience to ornate their family life with Gospel values. It was scripted and directed by Rev. Frs. Simião Fernandes and Polly Lobo. The melody, harmony and orchestration was composed by Fr. Simon D’Cunha., the Konknni play was the hilarious satire conceptualized by Rev. Dr. Victor Ferrao and written and directed by Agnel de Borim.

Luceas, the annual scholarly magazine was released by Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas. The meritorious seminarians were awarded for their academic excellence during the function. The curtain came down with the singing of the Seminary Anthem. The Compere for the function was Sem. John Albano Fernandes.