August 8 was the Birthday of Brother John, the Administrator at Sumedha Centre. John manages the administration – taking care of the buildings, the gardens, marketing, and managing the accounts – all by himself.
Since 28th was a Sunday and the parish was celebrating the feast of St. Monica, we had a Mass for John on 27th Saturday evening, followed by the ceremonial cutting of the cake.
On 28th evening we had a Birthday dinner at which along with the participants of the Midlife Dynamics and the Spiritual Journey programme going on at the Centre, we had as guests sisters from the two nearby convents and Fr. Julian Pinto, the Chancellor of Barelly diocese and Fr. Pius Menezes, Director of Suchetana Social Service Centre, Kathgodam, and our parish priest Fr. Simon D’Cuna..