On last Sunday, 15 January 2017, the Tamil Speaking parishioners of St Joseph’s Church Sentul celebrated “Thai Pongal.” The 2017 theme of their Pongal celebration was, “… the first fruits of your harvest,” (Lev 23: 10). On Sunday morning at the 7.00 am Mass they offered thanksgiving by boiling a small pot of sweet pongal at the entrance of the Church. In the evening at 7.30 pm they organised Pongal Cultural Nite. Archbishop Julian Leow was our honourable guest. There were performances of Tamil old and new songs, Indian traditional and modern dances. A famous local artist, Lokup Nathan, came to perform a few songs. About 500 people attended this cultural show and they were served with dinner and sweet rice. The Pongal cultural nite ended at 10.30 pm. A big “Thank You” to John Paul and his committee who have organised this Pongal cultural nite successfully.
Fr. George Packiasamy.