Mangaluru: Bishop Dr Aloysius inaugurates new building of Shaktinagar Church


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (JS)

Mangaluru, Dec 15: Bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza on Thursday December 15 inaugurated the new church building of Mother of God Church, Shaktinagar here.

The new church building was inaugurated in the presence of Fr Walter D’Souza, parish priest, other parish priests and parishioners.

Bishop Dr Aloysius led the mass, while director of Mangala Jyothi, Fr Boniface Pinto delivered the homily.

Fr Boniface Pinto in his homily said, "This beautiful place of worship has been built with the efforts, contributions and sacrifices of many people. A place where the Lord listens to His disciples becomes a place of worship. Why do we need church? Church is to worship and praise the Lord, not individually but as a community and family. We all pray to the Lord for ourselves, our families, community and the whole mankind. Church is also to plead for Lord's forgiveness for the sins that we have committed. By offering prayers we get closer to God.

"It is not enough if we have a church. We need to pray and praise the Lord with utmost devotion and happiness. We should thank the  Lord for all the blessings and favours He has bestowed on us. We should thank Him for having given us this beautiful church in this parish here. This is a sign that Lord resides with us all the times. Today we need to ask ourselves - do we really pray with devotion in the church? A church gets its beauty not by its structure or design, it does so when all the parisheners get together with one heart and pray in the church. The parishoners and priest of this church have built a beautiful church along with the parish."

Fr Mathew Vas, Fr Victor Machade, Fr Santhosh Rodrigues and others were present.

Shaktinagar parish under Mangalore diocese is dedicated to Mother of God and was established in the year 2003. Due to the increasing number of parishioners in the community, the church faced constraint of space especially during Sunday congregation. Thus, a need for a bigger church was felt by the parish council and the parishioners. Accordingly, the new church building was constructed and was inaugurated today.

  

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  • Augustine Daniel D'Souza, UDUPI / BOMBAY / STATE OF KUWAIT

    Mon, Dec 19 2016

    Congratulations to new Church at Shaktinagar. In name of GOD JESUS CHRIST.

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  • H A Dsouza, Damoh

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    Lord Jesus came to this world to bring Gods kingdom so that we can enjoy life in this world and also eternal life after death.Jesus is the greatest gift to entire humanity from God.Thank you JESUS.

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  • Peter Menezes, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    Congratulations to all my fellow parishoners. Special thanks to Fr Walter who had taken all the troubles to build this church. May Mother Mary bless his mission.

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    DEAR FR WALTER AND VIBRANT SHAKTHINAGAR PARISH COMMUNITY. CONGRATULATIONS FOR RAISING A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE OF GOD THROUGH YOUR TEAM WORK AND HARD LBOUR. FR WALTER..THE DYNAMIC PARISH PRIEST AND GREAT LEADER DID A GREAT JOB. ALL PRAISES AND APPRECIATION TO YOU DEAR FR WALTY. WELL ORGANISED INAUGURAL PROGRAM. WONDERFUL LITURGY AND MELODIOUS CHOIR LED BY FR MAXIM.

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  • Ismail Haneef, Kasaragod

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    Congratulations on the new church. It is a great day.

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  • Fr Roque DSa, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    Fr Walter,
    MANY CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DONE!!!

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/New York, USA

    Fri, Dec 16 2016

    Prayerful 'Mother Of God" Church Catholic congregation of Shaki Nagar has built a new church building with lot of devotion and sacrifices. May God continue to bless them and their families...

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Thu, Dec 15 2016

    MAY GOD BLESS THE SHAKTHI NAGARA PARISHENARS

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Thu, Dec 15 2016

    Beautiful monument for the people of Shaktinagar to pray and worship. May the :Mother of God" Church bring more happiness and peace for all the people of the Parish and beyond.

    A healthy Parish has lot to contribute not only for the people of the Parish but also for all other faiths that watch us and admire us in our daily pursuit of faith that will bring greater unity amongst the people who will also be of help to people of other faiths as well.

    Christianity in India is a living model that fascinates the secularism of the great nation to most of the people of the world. Our Parish administration under each Bishop of the Diocese, our dedication thru Schools, Colleges, Universities and Hospitals is a living example to all those that watch us and admire us throughout the world.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 15 2016

    Blessed be God, blessed be His Holy Name, blessed be Jesus Christ, true God & man …

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