What a joy it is for me to see the unfolding and culmination of the recent Jogathon and Easter Gala Dinner – two major fund-raising events organized this year towards the refurbishment of the St Joseph Community Centre. First of all in a special way, I would like to say a big Thank You to my beloved fund raising committee who worked around the clock to make both events truly memorable ones.
On 11th April, they successfully organised the Jogathon event which saw approximately 400 participants including Archbishop Julian Leow and myself.On 18th April, we witnessed once again the hard work and efforts of the committee which saw through the Easter Gala Dinner – a fine 8-course Chinese dinner with class entertainment and lucky draw prizes. They were determined and succeeded in reaching their target of 100% ticket sales!A special ‘Thank You’ to Joe Fernando (chairman), Leonard Paiva, Charles Francis & Michelle, Gabriel, June Wong, Alex, Gloria, Nelson, Arulnathan, Margaret, Joseph Jambu, Stanley, Shaun, Sharon and Amanda and the many others, young and old who have worked behind the scenes. Syabas to our beloved Fund Raising Committee!I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you, my own St Joseph Parishioners for making every effort to ensure the success of these two events and making these memorable for all of us.
As many of you are aware, the St Joseph Community Centre was built in 1987 by Rev Fr Anthony Thomas. After all these years of wear and tear, the time has come for some renovation and refurbishment works to be undertaken to ensure that our community hall, formation and meeting rooms are in excellent condition for years to come. The construction of a brand new Funeral Parlour and Adoration Room is also in the pipeline.
Once again, and on behalf of the Fund Raising Committee and the various ministries involved, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all Parishioners, friends and guests for your moral support and encouragement in aid of this restoration project.
May Jesus, Heart of our Families bless you and your families always!