The traditional year-end Sunday school party is a way of expressing gratitude as we bid farewell and welcome the long holidays for the year. However, this year 2016, SJC Catechetical Ministry celebrated it in a new way by ending the year with a glorious celebration. A team was formed in collaboration with the Youth Ministry of SJC to organise a fun filled event for all students, teachers, parents and parishioners. The much awaited “Telematch Fun Day” was held on 13th November 2016 on the premises of the Convent Sentul School with the theme “Play, Learn and Grow Together”.
Bro. Gabriel Moses and Sis. Gloria Mary led the team in accomplishing the mission of the event. Since 2016 is the inaugural launch of the SJC Catechetical Telematch Fun Day a group of Catechism teachers together with the SJC Youths had strategised for the past two months to emanate a scheme that would produce an exceptionally significant pioneer Telematch event. Of course the event would have been inconceivable without the blessings from our Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. George Packiasamy. The SJC Youths had provided significant zeal and diligence towards the events’ success. An enormous alliance was demonstrated by all catechism teachers as they managed to wondrously embody the words “fun and laughter” which was evidently exuberating on all the participants’ faces.
The event started off with the children’s registering at 9.30 am followed by a welcome speech by Rev. Fr. George. The event was launched with an energetic aerobics exercise led by the SJC Youths as an ice-breaker. After which all children were divided accordingly into their respective various age groups and they were tagged with a coloured ribbon to mark their teams for example “Mathew” (Red), “Luke” (Yellow), “Mark” (Blue) and “John” (Green) which was spiritually inspired from the Gospel.
A range of fun filled games for the children, teachers and parents were arranged which encouraged everyone to participate and just have a good time. The intention was to ensure that all participants enjoyed themselves. Disconnecting from their usual distress and merrily revel. The classic outdoor games, such as “finding the sweet”, “coconut hockey”, “paper trail”, “water sponge”, “gorilla balloon run”, “treasure hunt”, “backwards cup” and “through the hoop” had participants laughing gaily while interacting with each other. The games actually helped bolster conviviality among the children, the teachers and parents as they cheered each other on.
The teachers and parents partook in a friendly game of “Tug of War” showcasing a sense of an amalgamated family and community. Thereupon a scrumptious array of food and drinks was finely presented. The event concluded with the much anticipated prize giving ceremony.
On behalf of Rev. Fr. George and the Catechetical Ministry, we wish to thank all the parents for being composed and forbearing throughout the event .Their gracious collaboration with the organising team had permitted us to accomplish a triumphant event. Thus, St. Joseph’s Church wishes to give recognition to all Catechists for demonstrating so much love and faithfulness in your works for the Lord and for producing a fruitful event. You are indeed living by the saying of Saint Mother Teresa
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”.
By Amanda Pumala