OCYM
Activities (2018)

August 5th, 2018

Health Awareness Drive
The youth movement of the parish conducted an interactive workshop on Health and Medical Awareness on 5th August 2018. Organ donation awareness by Mrs. Arati Gokhale MSW, TPM (Barcelona) of the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center, Pune. Awareness on general healthcare based on Ayurveda by Dr. Supriya Gugale MD., PhD. (Ayurveda)Awareness on naturopathic and yogic techniques to manage lifestyle diseases by Mr. Sukumaran Sankaran.

February 18th, 2018

OCYM Retreat

January 26th, 2018

Harvest Festival
Activities (2017)

March 26th, 2017

Orphanage Visit

The members of youth movement had visited an Orphanage run by Jain community which has around 200 inmates including boys and girls. We had donated daily consumables for the underprivileged and orphans living there and sponsored one time meal. It was a heart touching moment for each one of us. Once we were there each one of us was touched by the warmth we were received. The care taker of the orphanage took us around. There were two sections one for boys and the other for girls. There were common halls with 3 tier bunker beds set in rows,  not so well maintained but far better than what we expected. Since the summer vacation was about to begin few children were seen packing their bags to go home. We were informed by the care taker that among the children there were few who were going to their own houses and few (orphans) to their relative’s houses. Among these were few who had nowhere to go, but we could not notice any gloom on their faces they were equally cheerful as others were.

Among these were few "big" boys who were interacting with us and the younger ones were shying away. As the bell for the lunch rang all appeared in the Dining hall with their individual plates and sat on the floor which had a mat. Just before they started their meal they had a small prayer song in which each one of them religiously participated. Each child was singing loud with folded hands.

A visit to an Orphanage gives us and our children to appreciate the little things in life when we see people who don’t have them.

September 3rd, 2017

Onam Celebrations

Onam celebrations organised by the youth movement was held on 3rd September 2017. The program was blessed and inaugurated by our Vicar, Rev. Fr. Sajeev K Varghese and followed by various games and cultural programs put up by the Sunday school children and spiritual organizations. The church members clapped in unison to the melodious tunes and grooved to catchy dance music. The event was capped off with a delicious Ona Sadya.

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October 8th, 2017

Blood Donation Camp

Youth movement Pune has been organising blood donation camp every year as part of perunual celebration, for more than 7 years now. This year's the Blood Donation Camp was organized on 8th October after the Holy Qurbhana from 11 am to 2 pm. A team from Jehangir Hospital facilitated this camp. In our Vicar's words, blood represents life and donating blood is like donating life for a person in need.

The event started off with our Vicar, Rev. Fr. Sajeev Varghese, inaugurating the event and registering himself as the first donor. Tinu Thomas gave the welcome speech. We had around 30 members who came up to participate in this noble cause. Out of these, 17 were found suitable for donation. All these 17 members were given a token which they can use to reimburse a unit of blood from the blood bank at Jehangir in the future. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Donny Peter.

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December 10th, 2017

Ecumenical Carol Singing Competition

Members of the youth actively participated in the Ecumenical Carol Singing Competition 2017 which was held at St. Alphonsa Forane Church, Kalewadi on 10th December. The St. Mary's OSC ecumenical choir team put up a dazzling performance and walked away with the second prize.

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MGOCSM
Activities

June 18th 2017

Official meeting of MGOCSM conducted.

July 19th, 2017 

Tree plantation at Balika gram, Dehu road. We also had song sessions and interaction with the children of  Balika gram.

 

July 23rd, 2017

Cottage prayer at Geogy's residence

July 29th, 2017

Picnic organised to Mahableshwar  with participation of around 30 members.

 

August 15th, 2017

Food distribution organised to the needy people on the streets as part of India's Independence Day.

August 27th, 2017

Cottage prayer at Sofia's residence

September 3rd, 2017

As part of Onam celebrations, MGOCSM participated in the cultural events and put forth an amazing dance performance. The atha pookalam was also laid before the event and different games were hosted according to age group.

October 6th, 2017

Monthly meeting and a farewell function for Mithun was organised

November 12th, 2017

Cottage prayer at Albin's residence

December 3rd, 2017

The church was decorated in preparation for Christmas

December 10th, 2017

MGOCSM along with youth took part in the Ecumenical Carol Competition and the bagged 2nd place

December 14th-22nd, 2017

MGOCSM displayed active participation in the Carol Programme of the church for all the areas.

December 24th, 2017

Fund raising activity by preparing and selling home made chocolates.

December 25th, 2017

Distributed cake to people in slums and warm clothes to those on the streets

 

January 14th, 2018

Cottage prayer at Shijin's residence

MMVS
Activities

July 15-August 15, 2017

Akanda Bible Reading

During the Akanda Bible Reading month the entire Bible is divided in portions and distributed to Samajam members for reading. 

August 27th, 2017

Martha Mariam Samajam Unit Level Competitions

The Martha Mariam Samajam held their annual unit level competitions on 27th August. The events included Bible Verses writing, Quiz, Group and Solo Song, Elocution and Quick Bible Reading. There was enthusiastic participation among the Samajam members.

September 17th, 2017

Martha Mariam Samajam Zonal Level Competitions
The Martha Mariam Samajam held their annual zonal level competitions on 17th September. Winners from the Unit Level Competitions competed in the Zonal Level and returned with numerous prizes.

September 28th, 2017

Akhila Malankara Annual Conference
The Akhila Malankara Annual Conference was held on 28th September at Pandalam. There was participation from our church with the Samajam members attending the conference.

November 26th, 2017

Vanitha Day
Vanitha day was celebrated in the parish on 26th November. There was active participation of the Samajam members in the Holy Qurbana through Bible reading and choir. Prizes for the unit level competitions were distributed the same day. Special breakfast was prepared by the Samajam members for all the church members.

December 3rd, 2017

Women's Convention
A women's convention was held at St. George Balika gram as part of the silver jubilee celebrations. There was active participation from the Martha Mariya Samajam of our parish.
 
Charity Work
  • Out of the Central collections contributed by our members every year an amount is sent to our Mumbai Diocese to facilitate “Vidhava Pension”

  • Donations are given to charities like St. George Balika Gram and other charities.

Our visits

Visits to places which include : St. George Balika Gram, Cheshire’s Home (Ghorpadi) and Mother Teresa Home (Tadiwala Road) are conducted as part of charity activity.

We welcome suggestions from our members and accept requests for donations from individuals or charitable trusts and we consider the same in our meetings and resolve to extend our helping hand.

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Activities

Examinations

Half Yearly Examinations were conducted for all classes from UKG to XII on 23rd July 2017. Annual Examination for all classes upto IX and for XI was held on 10th December 2017. Annual examination for class X and XII were held on Sunday, 3rd December 2017. 11 students appeared for X class exam and 4 students for XII class. Examinations were conducted according to the instructions contained in OKR, Nagpur and Mumbai Diocese circulars.

August 13th, 2017

Open Session Programme

An open session programme was held on 13th August, 2017. This facilitated to hear opinions directly from the parents of the students. In additions, teachers are in regular touch with parents through a WhatsApp group 'Sunday School PTA - SMOSC'. I urge all parents to avail the advantage of this technology.

September 10th, 2017

One Day Teacher's Training Programme

A one day teacher's training programme was held on 10th September, 2017 at our church at the initiation of Rev. Fr. Jacob Koshy. A good number of teachers from all seven Sunday schools under the Pune region participated in the conference

 

Arts Competition for Students

The Unit Level arts competition for students was conducted on 23rd and 24th September 2017.

 

The 1st and 2nd position winners in each category further participated at the District Level competitions held on 29th October 2017 at Dighi church. 3 of our students were awarded the Group Champion trophies from their respective categories - Joshua Allen (Sub Juniors), Feba Varghese (Intermediate), Maria Anna Anil (Seniors).

 

Likewise, in the Diocesan Level competitions held at Mumbai, Feba Varghese in the intermediate group got 1st position in Malayalam Elocution. The team comprising of Maria Anna Anil, Jennifer Daniel and Sweena Joseph in Senior group got 2nd position in Bible Quiz. In addition, Rebecca Stephen (Junior group) got a special mention for her drawing appreciating her thinking and creativity used.

September 30th, 2017

Sunday School Students Conference

The Sunday School Students Conference was held on 30th September at our church. A good number of students from all churches under the Pune region participated in the programme.  

October 19-22, 2017

Orthodox Vacation Bible School (OVBS)

Orthodox Vacation Bible School (OVBS) was conducted from 19th October 2017 to 22nd October 2017, under the leadership of Brother Bejoy Jacob, OSSAE (OKR), Nagpur Seminary. The theme was 'God mould us and he perfect us' . Isaiah 64:8