Thirst – Prayer For Youth


“Thirst” is a meditative Prayer for YOUTH, started in Manickpur in 2013.

THIRST Prayer – for Youth – completes ONE year. We offer this prayer for all the youth of Vasai Diocese, especially Youth of Manickpur Parish in THANKSGIVING to God for this grace of Prayer Service for last one year. This prayer service is organised by the Manickpur Youth Choir, specially chosen and called from among the Youth to work for the Youth and Hoping to be the Power House of Spirituality among the Youth. We pray during this prayer that “Our Youth may LOVE Jesus more and more and SERVE Humanity in and through the Church. May God bless all our Youth.

You are invited for this prayer – on Saturday 22 March, at 8:00 PM in St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur, Vasai.

Aptitude Tests – 2013 – Update: Cancelled

Eduation, Events

Once again, the Manickpur Education Welfare Fund has organized Aptitude Tests for school students from class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th. Here are the details.

Aptitude tests help to map a student’s personality and aptitude, and can provide
him/her with a sense of direction. If a student takes the aptitude tests when
he/she is in 9th standard to 12th standard, they can identify areas that need to be
improved upon, so that they increase their competence for a career of their
choice. Aptitude tests, can inform students of their proficiency in verbal and
numerical ability, abstract and mechanical reasoning, spatial reasoning, speed
and accuracy, and guide them towards possible and suitable career options
provided they are guided by experienced counselors.

Manickpur Education Welfare Fund is conducting Aptitude Assessment Tests in
association with St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur to help the students in career
planning. The tests will be conducted by a team from Prafulta Counseling Centre,

The cost of doing aptitude tests is Rs. 600/- per students, but Prafulta Counseling
centre has offered to do the tests for a nominal rate of Rs. 450/- for each student.

Details of which are as follows:

Date: 20th and 27th April 2013 (both days compulsory)
For: Students of Class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Registration: Last date for registration is 15th April 2013 (Limited seats)

Update: The tests have been cancelled due to an unforeseen event.

Fr. Oscar Colaco Memorial Fast Season Speaker Series 2013


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.

Fr. Oscar Colaco

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.

VVTC Gets Rolling

Events, News

The Vasai-Virar Transport Corporation, the transport wing of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation started its own bus service in Vasai on Wednesday, 03rd October coinciding with the birthday of Hitendra Thakur.

The bus routes are as follows:

  • 101 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Sativali
  • 102 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Pelhar Fata
  • 103 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Evershine City
  • 104 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Vasant Nagri (Bhavani Park Chowk)
  • 105 – Vasai Road Railway Station (West) to Killabunder
  • 106 – Vasai Road Railway Station (West) to Sai Mandir, Navyug Nagar, Deewanman Nageshwar Mandir, Ambadi Road, 60ft Road
  • 107 – Vasai Road Railway Station (West) to 100ft Road, Sun City, DJ Nagar Garden, Samata Nagar Ganesh Mandir, Maitri Park, Ambadi Road
  • 108 – Vasai Road Railway Station (West) to Om Nagar, Dhuri Complex, Gokul Aangan, Krishna Township, Saptarshi Garden, Panchwati Naka
  • Vasai Road Railway Station (West) to Chulne Village via Manickpur Naka
  • Virar Railway Station (East) to Phoolpada
  • Virar Railway Station (East) to Jivdani
  • 201 – Chandansar to Vasai Court/Tasildar Office via Narangi Fata, VVMC Head Office, Virar Railway Station (East), Manvel Pada, Nagindas Pada, Tulinj, Achole Police Chowki, Achole Road, Vasant Nagri, Evershine City, Panchwati Naka, Ambadi Road, Manickpur Naka, Bhabola Naka, Papdy, Tamtalao, MSRTC Vasai Depot, G. G. College, Princess Park

Some pictures of the buses.

Vasai-Virar Trasnport Corporation RoutesVasai-Virar Trasnport Corporation

Vasai-Virar to have own bus service

Events, News

The burgeoning population of the Vasai-Virar municipal region living in far flung areas will no longer be burdened by the sharp hike in auto-rickshaw fares. For, the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) is set to launch its first bus fleet in October.

The swanky new buses, 50 of which will first run on the Navghar-Manickpur Road route, will in due time expand to cover the entire Vasai-Virar region using its full capacity of 380 buses. Apart from bringing relief to the thousands staying at places far from the railway station and in villages, the bus service will give special concessions to students and senior citizens.

“The buses take their color from students, who are represented by the yellow while the green represents the greenery of the Vasai region, the area they will ply in,” said Bharat Gupta, Sabhapati Prabhag Samiti, Ward-D, VVMC. To be run and maintained by the Mumbai-based Bhagirath Corporation Pvt Ltd, which will dispense salaries of the conductors and drivers employed in their buses. Also, the firm will pay VVMC an annual revenue per bus.

Stating that “the demand for a bus service had gained momentum due to the sharp rise in commuters in the region, VVMC Mayor Rajeev Patil said, the bus service will be provided to people at cheap rates. “While initially, contractors will run the service, in the future we will undertake all its operations,” he added.

Aptitude Tests

Eduation, Events

School… Exams… Results… and the academic year get over… At the end of it there is one question that keeps on revolving in minds of each student and their parents “What Next?” Yes this is the question everyone has while thinking about their future career. Many times we take admission in college or any other course because someone else did that or parents want their children to go for certain course but due to wrong decisions we end up with failure in hands.

How to avoid this at initial stage? Yes we have a solution for this and that is “Aptitude Test”. An aptitude test is an exam to determine an individual’s propensity to succeed in a given activity. It examines your strengths and weaknesses and the inclinations of your success or failure in given areas based on your inherent characteristics.
Individuals might take an aptitude test to determine what kinds of careers they are well suited for. Similarly, high school students might take an aptitude test when thinking about what would be an appropriate college major or whether college is the best choice for them.
It provides you with a concrete framework for making write career decisions.
Keeping all this in mind, ‘Manickpur Education Welfare Fund’ in association with ‘Prafulta Psychological Services’ & ‘St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur’ is organizing an Aptitude Test for our student friends.

Details of which are as follows:

Date: 20th and 21st April 2012 (both days compulsory)
For: Students of Class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Registration: Last date for registration is 15th April 2012 (Limited seats)

Use this form to register: