Father Terence F. D'Souza, Founding Pastor of St.
Francis Xavier Parish now Monsignor Terence F. D'Souza
of Toronto 4 May 2004
News Release- Papal Honours May 2004 - Excerpt
The Archdiocese of Toronto is glad to announce that
the title of Chaplain of Honour has been conferred
on Rev. Terence F. D'Souza, Pastor of St. Francis
Xavier Parish, by the Holy See at the request of Aloysius
Fr. Terence is one of the five priests in the Toronto
Archdiocese on whom this title has been conferred.
Investiture Celebration will take place at St. Michael's
Cathedral, Shuter and Bond Streets, Toronto, on Monday,
31 May 2004, at 7:30 p.m..For more text click
Public service mired in racism, Senator charges
Canada's public service is racist and the Martin government
should appoint a commissioner, similar to the one enforcing
the Official Languages Act, to make sure more visible minorities
are hired, a black Conservative senator charges. In a blunt
speech in the Senate recently, Senator Donald Oliver said
there are major hurdles in the public service preventing
the advancement of "Canadians of colour.". See
Full article in "Jobs
to Canada - New Regulations for Paid Representatives
The new regulations state that paid representatives must
be authorized: in order to conduct business on behalf of
clients when dealing with the Government of Canada in immigration
and refugee matters; or to provide advice or assistance.
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Our South Asian Heritage
May 5, 1838 is the earliest recorded arrival of people of
South Asian heritage in Canada. In December 2001, the Government
of Ontario enacted Bill 98 to recognize May as South Asian
This celebrations pays tribute to the accomplishments and
contributions of people of South Asian descent towards the
social, economic, cultural and political life of the community.
For South Asian Heritage Month Events go to
The entire cast of the fabulous play "CHUKH" (meaning
"mistake") arrives here from London, U.K. on the
20th of May. Miguel (Mike) Alphonso and his five brothers
or as they call themselves "The A Team", together
with nine other members form the entire cast of "Chukh".
Originating from the beautiful tropical Indian Island of
Goa, the troupe are now settled in the U.K, having grown
up either in Africa or in Goa. They all share a deep and
enduring love of the Konkani language and their common goal
is to make sure that the language is not forgotten once
Goans go beyond the shores of their beautiful island. Read
more at: Article for Goan Voice
here to view flier
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
& Shripad to represent Goa in the lok sabha
Goa Congress candidate Churchill Alemao defeated his
nearest rival BJP candidate Ramakant Angle by a margin
of 50,524, to emerge victorious in South Goa, while
former Union Minister of State for Finance Shripad
Naik created history by winning the North Goa seat
for the second time by polling 1,44,842 votes to defeat
NCP’s Dr Wilfred de Souza by a margin of 56,213
votes. For full text click
Dr Rodney Fernandes has been awarded the INSA Young Scientists
(2004) Award ( Chemical Sciences) by the Indian National
Science Academy, New Delhi. The award is in recognition
of his significant contribution to organic synthesis of
bioactive molecules and newer synthetic reactions. He has
16 international publications, 4 US and Japan patents. Dr
Fernandes is a resident of Agonda, Canacona.
power alone can last
the VM Salgaocar Memorial Lecture ‘Securing
our Energy Needs: Role of Nuclear Power’, at
Goa Marriott Resort in Panjim on May 12, renowned
scientist and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission,
Dr Anil Kakodkar, opined that ‘radiation is
a friend of society provided one understands and uses
it correctly’. . For full text click
iron ore exports touch a new high
The iron ore exports from Goa have touched an all time high,
in terms of quantity, during the financial year 2003-2004,
to 30.7 million tonne, a net increase of over 50 per cent
of the total iron ore exported from the country amounting
to 60 million tonne. A Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association
source pointed out that the rise in iron ore exports was
mainly due to the increase in demand from China…India
is the third largest exporter of iron ore after Australia
and Brazil, who together constitute almost 70 per cent of
the total iron ore exports in the global market.
investors’ interest in Mopa airport
Foreign-based private parties visited Goa recently showing
keen interest in the proposed Rs.800 crore Mopa International
Airport. Representatives from five different companies and
consortiums from France, UK, Netherlands, Australia and
Canada visited Mopa in Pernem taluka and toured the area
to be acquired for the mega project.
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Soccer League (Toronto)
For 2004 Events go to:http://www.goansoccer.com/gsl/index.php
Latte is a politically incorrect social satire about
integration and assimilation of South Asians into
Canada. This comedy, performed in ten acts, is a unique
opportunity to show interaction between Canadians
of all backgrounds, with a gentle and humorous reminder
that there is UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Do not miss this rare opportunity to have some fun
at our own expense. Head for the Living Arts Centre,
4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga on Saturday May
shows at 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM (Not recommended for
children under 12, and adults without a sense of humour!!)
It is being presented under the umbrella of the South
Asian Heritage Foundation.
tickets call:905-306-6000 or toll-free at 1-888-805-8888.
Saturday May 22nd, 2004
Marian pilgrimage to Our Lady of Velankani
Association of NJ
Association of NJ, Inc. is planning a Marian pilgrimage
to Our Lady of Velankani at the Basilica of the
National Shrine in Washington, DC on Saturday, May
22. The pilgrimage will include mass, rosary, a
tour of the Cathedral and its crypt and the adjoining
John Paul II Museum.
Departure by bus will be at 7:30
AM and return by 9 pm from Central New Jersey.
Pick up will also include Delaware residents.
Cost will be $24 per seat if all
49 seats are taken. The bus company needs to know
by March 8, 2004.
If you are interested, please send your check to
the Goan Association of New Jersey Inc, P.O. Box
335, Cranbury, NJ 08512, by March 1, 2004.
If the required seats to fill one or two buses are
not taken, we will still go on the pilgrimage, but
car pools will need to be organized. Lunch is available
at the Shrine cafeteria or can be brown bagged.
If you have never been on this pilgrimage or taken
the tours, they are well worth your investment in
time and money. So sign up and give your spiritual
side a lift.
For details call Mike Alvares at (302) 239-3147
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday May 22nd, 2004
Drama - "Chukh"
presents for the second time in Canada
Another Scintillating International Konkanni Production
Written and Directed by Mike J.Alphonso
Produced by: Francis D’Costa
Chukh is a popular Konkanni drama staged thrice to
rave reviews in London, England.
Stephen Leacock CollegiateInstitute
2450 Birchmount Road, [North of Sheppard] Scarborough
Sunday May 30th, 2004
The Feast of the Holy Spirit
by the Villagers of Margao
International Banquet Hall
5835 Kennedy Road, Mississauga
(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia
"Shade" & DJ "Fatz"
For tickets contact:
Saturday June 05th, 2004
Walk A Thon"
a great time and help your brothers and sisters
in need in our community
More on the Goan Charitable Organization click
Please make a pledge : send e-mail to email@example.com
with you name & pledged amount
Saturday June 12th, 2004
Siolim Village Social
4611, Steeles Avenue West
(just west of Hwy 400)
Mass 6.00 p.m followed by the usual festivities. During
dinner or thereabouts there will be a short performance
by Portugese dancers/singers.
Youth ( 6 - 12yrs )
Donation or gift for the raffle would be very welcome
Requests for tickets may be made to me by phone at
416 231 8751 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheque for tickets to be made out to SIOLIM ASSOCIATION
and mailed to me at:
55, Fairlin Drive
Sunday June 13rd, 2004
Feast of St. Thomas 29th Annual Aldona Social
Place Banquet & Convention Centre65 Claireport Crescent,
Etobicoke, OntarioMass: 12:00 p.m. sharpDance to the
music of DJ Fatz
before May 27)
4 -12) $10.00 (3 and under free )
after May 28)
4 -12) $15.00
Verde SoupVeal ParmagianShrimp MasalaHot &
Spicy Chili Chicken Singapore Style NoodlesVegetable
Fried RicePlain RiceEggplant Curry Tossed SaladRoast
PotatoesItalian Mixed VegetablesVegetable TrayDinner
Fruit Platter Caramel Pudding Pineapple Pluf
Assorted Cakes Jello Coffee & Tea
Friday, August 6th, 2004
Mass for the Deceased Relatives of Navelim Members.........
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary .....
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Places and Things
is Queen of the Hoops
de Menezes a 6'.1"forward is the latest import
recruit of the Preik Jumpers Netherlands Women's basketball
league First Division team. With impressive statistics
in most rebounds, she is poised to make a difference
on the boards for her new team.
Jumpers have been in the finals of the league for
the last three years. At mid point this season they
have had a slow start. Coach Sybe Melis is making
changes to boost Canadian import Rhona McKenzie from
crosstown rivals Calgary's SAIT Trojans, and two locals
formerly with University of Calgary point guard -
Natalie Hudec and guard Julie Smulders.
23, is a Kinesiology major. She was captain of the
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, in 2002 and 2003
and among others was:
selected to the 2003 Canada West "All Star"
Women's Basketball Team.
co-winner, in 2002, of the 'Lethbridge Women's Associated
Canadian Travellers-Athlete of the Year' Award.
gold medal winner in the 2000 CCAA National Basketball
Championship with the Calgary's Mt. Royal College
silver medal winner in the1998 CCAA National Basketball
Championship with the Calgary's Mt. Royal College
from Toronto Star
4th May, JULIA CARVALHO, Passed away
peacefully at her residence in Mississauga in her
101st year. Survived by her loving sons Greg (Emily)
and Anthony. Predeceased by her son Allu and daughter
Survived by daughter-in-law Louisa. Proud Mai to many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Julia will
be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many nieces,
nephews and many family and friends in Canada and
abroad Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
on Saturday, May 8th, 2004 at followed by interment
at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga.
JOHN P. DE SOUZA, Surrounded by his beloved
wife, Olga, loving children, grandchildren and nephew, John
passed away peacefully at his home. A loving father who
will always be remembered by his children, Deanna, Wayne
and his wife Naila, Ava, Debra and her husband Nello Fernandes,
Sonja and her husband Joseph Glyn-Williams, Odis and his
wife Karen. Caring grandfather to Nicole and her husband
Shawn Da Costa, Kareen and husband Geoff Francis, Troy,
Craig and wife Jennifer, Ryan, Steven, Jessica, Alysha and
Courtney.Funeral Mass held on Thursday, May 6 at Annunciation
Church, 3 Combermere Dr., Toronto. Interment at Holy Cross
STEPHEN FERROS (ex-Mombasa, Goan School
class of '57 and ex-St.Pauls High School , Belgaum) Edgware,
Middlesex, UK. Husband of Dina. Father of Jason, Kevin,
Desmond and Trevor. Son of the late Fedelis and Mary Ferros.
Brother of Peter/Clara, Nita/Custa Correia, Rev. Sr. Eulalia,
Aurelia/Mark Mendes; Angelica/Mike Fernandes. Son-in-law
of Irene D'Souza. Brother-in-law of Eugenia/Orlando D'Souza.
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President - Los Angeles G.O.A.
Fr Joe Moniz will be celebrating 40 years
of being a priest on 9th May 2004 (Coming Sunday) at the
9.15am mass at his church - St. Philip the Apostle.
Address: 151 South HIll St, Pasadena, CA 91106.
There will be a reception / lunch in the school hall following
the mass that everyone is invited to.
On behalf on the Los Angeles G.O.A, I congratulate Fr. Moniz
& wish him all the very best for the years to come
June 19, 2004
Feast of St. Anthony - 10th Annual Dinner & Dance
by: Monte De Guirim Annual Social Committee
Monte-De-Guirim Social Committee is celebrating its 10th
anniversary. You are invited to join us in celebrating this
special event with your family and friends. Lots of Prizes
feast of our patron St. Anthony will be celebrated with
a Mass at 5.00 P.M.
Thank You Note
"That's What Friends are For Committee" would
like to thank all those of you who overwhelming supported
our fundraising dinner/dance for Alison D'Silva on April
24, 2004. We couldn't have done it without you.
We would like to thank all those who so generously donated
prizes and cash, and our guest artists for their wonderful
especially like to thank our volunteers who were happy to
be part of the team. It was heart warming that Alison was
present along with her parents Rolina & John & sister
Caroline. Alison's speech touched all our hearts.
love, warmth and support we felt in the room that night
and through out the time we were organizing the function
big thank you to my Committee who worked tirelessly to make
this happen. - Sara & Raymond Ferrao, Clara & Danny
Fernandes, Antoinette Fernandes, Jules Fernandes & Norman
again, thank you for your support.
Association East GTA
A new Seniors Association serving the East GTA has been
formed and will be holding a series of events this spring
and summer. Watch this space for details.
those fifty-five plus living in the
York/Richmond Hill and York Region , are invited to
An enrolment form giving details of the Association
can be downloaded from the internet at www.goanvoice.ca/seniorsassneast/seniorsmay11.doc
or by clicking the image shown.
Who May Represent You?
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Benefits of Beer
Web site by Ontario Government voted best in world for Health
drinking may lead to more than just a beer belly.
According to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and
Policy at Tufts University, beer contains high levels of
an ingredient that helps deposit calcium and other minerals
into bone tissue.
And a recent study found the antioxidants present in dark
beer help prevent clogged arteries, which should reduce
the risk of heart disease.
research showed the optimum benefits can be reaped with
up to one drink a day for women and up to two a day for
it's a good idea to take a look at the size of your beer
belly before you knock back a pint or two. The extra calories
found in beer may cancel out any health benefits.