This evening we had the monthly meeting of the Salesian Cooperators of the Andheri Unit. Seventeen members were present together with the Delegate Fr. Godfrey D'Souza, the Rector of the Institution. There was a sharing of news and views and an announcement of the programmes that took place in the past months and those that were to happen in the near future. Fr. Godfrey in his animation talk to the cooperators touched on the life of our Blessed Mother and spoke about Mary's Silence and ourselves. At the end of the meeting we took the group photograph.


The 8th September was indeed a wonderful day dedicated to Our Blessed Mother whose Birthday we celebrated. Dominic Savio Boys Home had an evening with Mary or in salesian terms 'A Marian Nite' to celebrate the Birthday of the Mother of God. Br. Brenden and the boarding masters organized a lively evening with Marian Quizzes, Marian competitions, Marian puzzles etc. that kept the young lads on their toes till 11.00 pm and brought out their love for Mary.

Fr. Ajoy Fernandes the Vice Provincial inaugurated the Marian Nite and spoke about Mary's great love for each one of us.

One of the groups of the boarders participating in the
Marian Nite games and puzzles.


The 5th September was a very meaningful day as both the Dominic Savio Boys Home Boarders as well as the Evening Study Classes students from the slums and bastis got together with their tuition teachers and had a Teachers' Day Celebration in the evening. A number of items were put up by the boarders as well as the Evening Study Classes students. The compere of the programme enumerated the reasons for the celebration and why one needed to thank the Teachers for their dedication and service.

Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector of the Institution in his brief speech thanked the Teachers and those who gave their services for their generosity and dedication to these deserving children. Fr. Cyril in fluent Marathi also expressed his thanks to the Teachers.

The Boarders brass band welcomed the gathering and then there were a number of items that were staged by the boarders and the ESC students. Some of the skits depicted class room scenes and how a teacher could influence the life of a child in a positive or negative way.


Br. Brenden with his mum, dad, sister and cousins

On the 2nd September the boarders of the Boys Home celebrated the birthday of Br. Brenden with a well animated Eucharistic Celebration and later with a 'family circle' in salesian style with some dance items, skits and an address for the occasion.

The Dominic Savio Boys' Home Brass Band playing
on the occasion of the Birthday Celebrations of Br. Brenden