With an objective to develop within each child a love for God’s Word and expand their understanding of the Holy Scripture, Bible Quiz for students of grades 5-10 and Bible Story Telling Competitions for grades 1-4 were organized by Commission for Proclamation and Evangelization and Sunday Catechism Teachers of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Neermarga Parish recently.

The rules and regulations of the competitions were reiterated by Mrs. Celestine – Sunday Catechism Coordinator. In the Bible storytelling contest, the participants showcased their panache for oration. They put their best foot forward to deliver their part and in turn gained a lot of insight on how to deliver their pieces with credence and self-composure The creativity and the efforts each student had put into their story shone through in their performance. Though each child was a winner in the eye of the audience, the judges, Sister Mavis A.C- Carmel Ashram, Ms. Rashmi Mascarenhas, Mrs. Molly Crasta, and Mrs. Nora Lobo made the tough decision of declaring winners based on judgment criteria- 1. Content 2. Confidence 3. Expression 4. General Presentation. 

The winners of Bible Story Telling are: 

Grade 1 :  

Aiden Lobo First
Sherwin Misquith Second 
Joyline Sherlyn VasThird 

Grade 2

Ashlin Saldanha First
Senora BraggsSecond
Nathan  RebelloThird

Grade 3

Prithesh SaldanhaFirst
Auria RebelloSecond
Joslyn VazThird 

Grade 4

Vinisha D SouzaFirst
Shanelle Orah VasSecond 

Bible Bowl Competition created an atmosphere that enhanced knowledge of God’s Word, Christian character, community, and discipleship.

The quiz was based on the Four Gospels for Grades 5,6,7 and New Testament for Grades 8,9,10.  An appreciable number of 125 participants took part in the competitions. Questions were based on Multiple Choice, Yes or No, True or False, Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following, Image-Based Questions, Source Based Questions, etc.

Here is the list of the prize winners of the Bible Bowl Contest: NameGradePosition Rozel Saldanha5FirstShannon Fernandes5SecondPrinciya Crasta5Third Glen Savio Rodrigues6FirstRion Braggs 6Second Rebecca D Souza6Third Austin Saldanha7First Kelwyn Vas7Second Elton Anson Saldanha7Third Melora S. Vas8FirstShannon D Souza 8SecondMelviya S Rebello 8ThirdSamson Nathan Misquith 9FirstRohak Zevin Saldanha9SecondAshline Vismaya Lobo9Third Daisy Crasta10FirstChrishel Venessa D Souza10Second Valerie Saldanha10Third Commission for Proclamation and Evangelization and Sunday Catechism Teachers remain indebted to Fr Anil D Mello, Parish Priest for his guidance and for being such a great example of living a life of faith and a Blessing to the Parish.