A year long celebration to mark the fifty golden years of Loreto Convent School, Chembur was inaugurated on the 23rd January 2018. This particular day was chosen to begin the celebration, because it is the birth day of Mary Ward, the foundress of Loreto sisters.
The jubilee was inaugurated with a meaningful and grand Eucharistic celebration in which we thanked God almighty for the innumerable blessings and invoked His protection and guidance for our future endeavor. The main celebrant for the Eucharist was Fr. Shane, the parish priest of O.L.P.S. church, Chembur. Fr. Dennis and Fr. Blasé from St. Sebastian’s church, Marouli concelebrated the Eucharist. It was indeed a grace-filled moment for the Loreto family.
The cultural programme followed the Eucharist. Mr. ArunNawade, the Director [HR] of R.C.F.Ltd., graced the inaugural function as the chief guest.
The cultural programme began with the lighting of lamp symbolizing the presence of God with us, followed by a prayer dance.
Then the students of Primary Section greeted the guests with a welcome song. With their melodious voices they sang “We gathered here to tell you, on this very special day”. A formal welcome address acknowledged and appreciated the presence of the esteemed guests: Mr. ArunNavade, Fr. Shane, Fr. Dennis, former teachers, Sisters, staff and students.
The students of 7thStandard showcased a beautifully choreographed and executed dance drama portraying the need to empower women in order to transform society. It is apt that we inaugurated our Golden jubilee with this theme of empowering women, since the mission of the school for the past fifty years, is to create a learning environment which in turn opens up the minds of the students to be empowered.
Our former Manager Sr. Josephine, Mrs. Alice Fernandes, former teacher from the Secondary Section and Miss.Manushi Mukherjee, an alumna who is now a senior teacher in the primary section addressed the gathering. They all reminisced about their experiences in Loreto Convent School.
A multimedia presentation took those gathered on an audio visual journey through the growth of the school touching on all aspects over 50 years.
Our chief guest Mr. ArunNawade in his speech encouraged all of us to continue to march ahead with joy and honour and extended the support of R.C.F. in all our endeavours.
This function marks the beginning of our Jubilee year, and has set the tone for a year of jubilation and celebration.