Milagres celebrates Parish Unity Day & Catholic Sabha Silver Jubilee
Udupi : Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur near here celebrated Parish Unity Day and Catholic Sabha Milagres Cathedral unit Silver Jubilee celebrations on Sunday, 27th April, 2014. Meanwhile the inauguration of renovated Milagres Tri-centenary Hall also held.
The thanksgiving mass held at Milagres Cathedral held at 11am which concelebrated by Very Rev Fr. William Gonsalves former parish Priest of Milagres and founder President of Catholic Sabha, Milagres unit along with Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo Rector of Cathedral, Rev Fr. Roshan Capuchin, Episcopal Vicar of Religious of the Udupi Diocese, Rev Fr. Mahesh D’souza, Asst. Vicar, Rev Fr. Fredrick D’Souza Parish Priest of Thottam Church and Rev Fr. Norbert Furtado of Pilar Fathers.
During his homily Fr. Roshan said Faith is one light given by Jesus which enough for our life. Moreover faith is a lamp which spreads light of holiness. He further said that Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter as Devine Mercy Sunday which is the fidelity of love of God. And today Pope canonized two Popes, the one Pope who came to Mangalore Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as Saints in the Vatican today.
After the mass, the inauguration of renovated Milagres Tri-centenary Hall held. Most Rev Dr. Baptist Menezes Vicar General of Udupi Diocese inaugurated the Hall by cutting ribbon and after blessed the hall.
Followed by inauguration of the hall stage programme was held by lighting the lamp and Vicar General presided the occasion. Other present on the dais were Dr. Philip Lewis entrepreneur and Union Rastrapathy Awardees’ was the chief guest. Anthony Sequiera of Mangalorean Milagres Society of Mumbai, Rev Fr. Fredrick D’Souza of Thottam, Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, Rev Fr. Mahesh D’Souza, Walter Cyril Pinto Vice President and Retd. Professor Hilda Rodrigues secretary of Parish Pastoral Council.
During the occasion Dr. Philip Lewis called the youngsters to join the IAS, IPS and other high level exams courses for the help of our community at top level offices of the country. He also lauded for Catholic Sabha for their outstanding service to our community in different ways. Fr. William Gosalves also spike during the occasion.
Shri. Deepak Fernandes the Contractor of the renovation of the hall was felicitated by dignitaries of the dais during the occasion. Hall renovation donors were also felicitated during the occasion.
During his presidential address Fr. Baptist Menezes gave all credit to parishioners for beautiful renovation of Tri-centenary Hall. He also conveyed his greetings for the catholic sabha unit silver jubilee celebrations.
Earlier Fr. Stany B. Lobo welcomed the gatherings and Walter Cyril Pinto proposed vote of thanks. Jacintha Lobo and Felciana Lewis were compered the morning session programs. Lunch was served to all participants of the occasion.
In the evening get together of parishioners held at Milagres Tri-centenary Hall which Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo presided. Elroy Kiran Crasto President of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh central committee, Hubert Lewis President of Catholic Sabha of Kallianpur Deanery, Valentine D’Souza Representative of D’Souza Brothers, Kote Road, Kallianpur, Rev Fr. Mahesh D’Souza, Walter Cyril Pinto and Hilda Rodrigues President of Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council, Felciana Lewis and Clotilda Rebello President and Secretary of Catholic Sabha Milagres unit and Merline Martis Program Convener were present on the dais.
All past Vice Presidents and Secretaries of Parish Pastoral councils were honoured with shawl and rose while all past Presidents and Secretaries were also honoured with shawl and rose during the occasion. Meanwhile all past gurkars were also honoured during the occasion. Clotilda Rebello placed beautiful report of the Catholic Sabha.
Kiran Elroy Crasto addressed during the occasion and highlighted the achievements and role of Catholic Sabha since its existence.
Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo during his presidential address lauded the work of Catholic Sabha of parish unit. He said Catholic Sabha is the face of our community which their role has been outstanding in different ways for children to elders.
Earlier Felciana Lewis welcomed the gatherings and Hilda Rodrigues proposed vote of thanks. Dr. Nisha Rebello and Nisha Crasta compered the program. Later variety of entertainment programs were held with Gumta vocational song and dances , skits and dances by the parishioners.
News published on: 2014-04-28