Udupi: Catholic Sabha Kallianpur deanery convention, silver jubilee celebrations Pethri unit held

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Udupi, Jan 22 : Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Kallianpur Deanery Convention, Catholic Sabha Pethri Unit silver jubilee and Kallianpur Deanery laity commission get-together were held at St Peter’s Church premises, Pethri near here on Sunday January 21.

Steevan Prakash Lewis, president of Catholic Sabha Kallianpur deanery presided over the programme while Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Spiritual director of Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Fr Stany B Lobo, spiritual director of Catholic Sabha Kallianpur deanery, Fr Joseph Machado, director, laity commission, Kallianpur deanery and spiritual director of Pethri unit, Valerian R Fernandes president, Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Udupi, Prof Steevan Quadros Permude, resource person and Prof at Government College, Puttur, Jacintha Colaco general secretary, Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Harish Shetty, president, gram panchayat, Cherkadi, Santhosh Cornelio Convener Deanery Convention, Janeview D’Souza Secretary, CS Kallianpur Deanery, Suja D’Souza President Pethri Unit, Louis Fernandes Treasurer, Kallianpur Deanery, Vincent D’Almeida vice president of Pethri Church pastoral council and Prema D’Almeida secretary were present on the dais.

The programme began with invocation. Santhosh Cornelio welcomed the gathering. Fr Stany B Lobo and other guests on the dais inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Janeview D’Souza placed the annual report of Kallianpur deanery.

In his inaugural address Fr Stany B Lobo appreciated the Pethri Catholic Sabha unit for their successful activities even though it is a small church with less people. He appreciated the Catholic Sabha organization which worked with successful fundamental objectives. The Catholic Sabha is a platform for laity's needs. The fundamental objective of the Catholic Sabha is to take part in politics.

The annual report of the Pethri unit was placed on the occasion. In his address, Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves also praised the Pethri unit for its various activities and it has been a role model for other units of the Catholic Sabha. The contribution of Kallianpur deanery to Catholic Sabha at diocese level has been great. The Catholic Sabha members should unite with other communities as well and bring in communal harmony.

Prof Steevan Quadros Permude, resource person said, "We Christians should bring the Kingdom Of God through truth and justice. We should understand our role in the Kingdom of God. Where there is darkness, we should bring light through our various services and contribution to society."

15 retired army, naval and air force personnel from Kallinapur deanery were felicitated here. Meanwhile, three retired police personnel were also felicitated. Three top writers of the Kallianpur deanery were felicitated and three achievers also felicitated.

Prizes were distributed to winners of elocution competitions. Top benefit lucky coupon sellers were felicitated. Kolalgiri Unit was felicitated as one of the best units of the Kallianpur deanery. Former presidents, officials of the Kallianpur deanery and others were felicitated.

Valerian Fernandes, Catholic Sabha Central Committee in his addressal appreciated the Kallianpur deanery for its various contributions to society and the central committee.

Fr Jospeh Machado spoke during the occasion. Harish Shetty president of Cherkadi gram panchayat appreciated the catholic community for its contribution to society and urged them to help the students. Steevan Prakash D’Souza, Suja D’Souza, Santhosh Cornelio and others were felicitated for their contribution to the Catholic Sabha.

Suja D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks. Edward Larshen D’Souza Pethri unit secretary and Merlyn D’Souza compered the programme.

Towards the end of the programme, Pramod Madhwaraj minister of fisheries, sports and youth empowerment visited and spoke a few words.




Title : Udupi: Catholic Sabha Kallianpur deanery convention, silver jubilee celebrations Pethri unit held


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