Kundapur: New building for priests inaugurated at Holy Rosary church

Silvester D’Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Oct 9: Holy Rosary Church of Kundapur, one of the oldest churches in Mangaluru and Udupi diocese celebrated their 447th anniversary and inaugurated their newly constructed residence for priests on October 7. 

Parish priest Fr Anil D’Souza inaugurated the programme. Udupi diocese bishop Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo blessed the occasion.

A holy mass was celebrated under the leadership of the bishop prior to the programme. Chief secretary of Udupi catholic educational institutes, Fr Lawrence D’Souza gave a homily on the life of Mother Mary. 

Milagres Cathedral church rector Fr Stanly Pais, Kerrekatte shrine rector Fr Xavier Pinto, Kundapur assistant parish priest Fr Gerald Sandeep D’Mello, St Mary's P U College principal Fr Pravin Amrith Martis, former principal Fr Prashanth D' Souza, other priests from the diocese, guest priests and a large number of devotees were present.

Vidhan Sabha chief whip Ivan D’Souza who was the chief guest conveyed his best wishes. Members of parish pastoral council carried special offerings traditionally called ‘Hore Kanike’ along with band on the occasion. Peter J Almeida who donated highest donation and Subrahmanya Ganiga who solved the Church land dispute were felicitated.

Parish priest Fr Anil gave a key note address. Parish pastoral council vice president Jacob D’Souza welcomed. Secretary Felcian D' Souza thanked. Diana D’Almeida compered the programme.


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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Tue, Oct 10 2017

    Looking at the pictures, they look great.

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

    Tue, Oct 10 2017

    We are so happy to witness the creation of a new Building for the priests in Konndapur, and this building was blessed with a spirit of prayer and jubilation.

    Our priests and nuns are doing so much for us in our daily life of prayer and meditation. Our priests go to different villages and towns that are far and remote, and give their very best of leadership by motivating each and every person that they come across. Our priests are more than our Ambassadors of our spiritual life that keeps our faith in tact and makes our feelings strong in the best interest of others.

    Our priests deserve the very best, because if they are happy and healthy in their daily pursuit of life, we all are also happy and safe, and the life will move along well for everyone.

    Our grateful thanks are always there for our priests, and may God take good care of them in their daily needs in life, which also includes a good home to stay, a peaceful home and a happy home that will keep them in good health and good spirits.

    We are so pleased to witness a new home for our beloved priests in Koondapur. We are so proud that the new building for the priests was recently blessed with jubilation and joy, and our priests deserve the very best.

    Our Priests are our direct Ambassadors between us and our God, and we always owe our gratefulness to our priests who do so much for us in our parishes and all our churches. It's a tough job to be a priest, and it is a tougher job to be a good priest in these changing times with greater challenges and hardships.

    We therefore owe our gratitude to all our priests, and also our nuns, for all their help and all their sacrifices towards all of us. May God take good care of all our priests and nuns, and may they enjoy the best of comfort so that they remain healthy and happy all the time.

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