The laity of Milagres Cathedral bid farewell to five clergy


Kallianpur : Brief farewell function was organised at Milagres Cathedral here on Sunday, 26th May, 2013 to five priests, namely Rev Fr. Paul Prakash D’Souza Asst. Vicar of cathedral, Rev Fr. Ivan Rodrigues Principal of Milagres PU College, Rev Fr. Anil Paul D’Silva Headmaster of Milagres English Schools along with Rev Fr. Agnelo D’Souza Superior of Pilar Fathers and Rev Fr. Augusto Dias Director of Pilar Fathers.

Mother Theresa said that intense love does not measure, it just gives. These five cleargy gave their love to Milagreans does not measureable one. Since one year the assistant vicar of the church Fr. Paul has served his duties with utmost satisfaction himself and the laity of Milagres through his strong spritual friday prayers. His simplicity and good charecter of love leads popularity with the youngsters as well as others. Fr. Ivan who good adminstrator guided to very much popularity in College and in church. His treamendous sermon during the celebration of Eucharist might be changed person spritually & whatsoever. Fr. Anil’s heart might be in Kemmannu Church while he served at Milagres English Schools with his utmost interest. Therefore during his time Milagreans got good results eventhough big number of students who participated in SSLC Exams. He was the backbone to start midday meal to poor students. Pilar Fathers always with Milagreans during their four years wonderful service in Kallianpur.

Letter of appreciation and honour for Fr. Paul Prakash placed and handed over to him by Leslie Lewis Vice President of Parish  Council and bouquet of flower given by James D’Souza Secretary of Parish Council. Letter of appreciation and honour for Fr. Ivan placed abd handed over by Sylvia Lewis President of Choir Group and bouquet of flowers given by Jyothi Lewis President of PUCollege Alumni Association. Letter of appreciation for Fr. Anil Prakash placed and handed over by Veera D’Silva and flower bouquet given by Collin D’Souza Senior Teacher of Milagres English School. Letter of appreciation for Fr Agnelo D’Souza placed by Rosy Baretto Secretary of Catholic Sabha Kallianpur Varado and flower bouquest given by Alfred D’Souza member of parish council. Letter of appreciation for Fr Augusto placed by Jeffrey Dais former Vice President of parish council and bouquest of flower given by Jacintha Lewis of Franciscan Sodality.

All honoured clergy spoke and gave their grattitude of love towards them during their stay at Milagres. Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo who presided the occasion and spoke during the end of the occasion. He thanked all the transferable clergy for their contribution. Eugene Rebello was compered the all programme during the farewell function. Large number of parishioners gave their farewell love at the end by wishing them all the success during their priesthood life. Due to formation of Udupi Dicoese, Mangalore diocese priests gave option to select the same.

Richard D'Souza


News published on: 2013-05-26