Lent is a Christian Season 40 days prior to Easter and is observed by Fasting, Repentance, and Spiritual discipline typically by Catholic community of Vasai with a purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ his suffering, Sacrifice, life, death, burial and Resurrection.
The family members of Most Respected Late Father Oscar Colaco from Manickpur organizes Lent Period Fast season Speaker Series in his remembrance at St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur every year which attracts a crowd of more than 600 people per session across Vasai, with this year starting on 16th Feb, 2013 for next 5 Saturdays at 4PM. And addressing on Topics related to Discovery of Spiritual Life, Save the Girl Child, Parent Children Relation, Health care for Women, Social Cause, and Family Structure.
Prominent speakers like Padma Shri Doctor Tatya Lahane, Advocate Varsha Deshpande, Doctor Harish Shetty, Doctor Shweta Lata Koylo, Fr. Doctor John Fargos, Fr. Raymond Rumao will address the crowd.
Here is the programme structure.
The Speaker series is arranged free for everyone and refreshment will be served by Father Oscar Colaco’s Family members Mr William Almeida, Marian Almeida, Rajesh T Menezes, MicPrashant Menezes, Pascal Roque Lopes, Kevin Menezes, Nilesh Menezes with great cooperation from Fr. John Faroz, Parish Priest of St Michael’s Church
Fr Oscar Colaco changed the fate of the Village of Umralla took his Priesthood in 1970 and Passed away in 1999. Honored by all as Great educationist, an Ardent sports lover, and Saint for people who know him Closely was the Principal of Fatima High School at Vidyavihar 1987 and 1993 and was Chairman of the IX Youth National Basketball Championship 1991, referred as the Peoples Priest by Fr. Francis Correa in his book Samvedi Kristi Samaj and Suvarta, a popular magazine in Vasai mentioned that he led his life like a good shepherd as mentioned in Bible.