Parish Day 2019
"A parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular Church; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop".The Parish day festivals include masses, religious processions, performances by church choirs, other music performances and are often accompanied by traditional craft markets. The feasts reinforce local identity and foster a sense of community.
In the text of the Acts 4:32-37, the moral and background of the feast day celebration is referred. The early Christian community who embraced their new life and faith, felt that their unity was in gathering their resources where there would be a common fund to help them in their needs. Every one according to the text, brought whatever they had to the apostles and these sold them raised funds for their needs (Acts 4:38). The spirit and heart of the new community of the Resurrection did not decide to keep their belongings to themselves but rather shared among themselves.
In the modern parish community that see themselves as united, they carry out the feast day celebration as a means to bring people together to worship, give thanks and praises at the holy mass celebration. After mass the community gathers everyone for both entertainment and fundraising. Therefore what make the celebration significant are three fold, worship, community entertainment and fundraising.The communities see the need to come together as worthy and so they do all they can to prepare and do it well.