Mangaluru: Fr Pradeep Sequeira offers thanksgiving mass on eightieth birthday

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Mangaluru, Oct 24: Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, the finance officer of the college celebrated his eightieth birthday on October 24 at St Aloysius College, Harihar along with the staff and dignitaries including Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, Fr Melwyn D'Cunha SJ, Fr Stany DSouza SJ, Fr Eric Mathias SJ and other priests and nuns from various parts of the district.

The day began with a thanksgiving mass celebrated by Fr Pradeep and was followed by a birthday celebration programme hosted by the college. The programme, compered by Diksha began with a prayer song followed by a welcome dance presented by Ananya, a II PUC student.

Baptist Sunny Gudinho, the principal of the college then extended a warm welcome to all who had gathered for the celebration. Fr Pradeep then cut his 80th birthday cake which filled everyone's heart with joy. As a mark of gratitude towards Fr Pradeep's service towards the institution and the society, the dignitaries felicitated him. Fr Melwin Pinto then raised the toast wishing the man who played the roles of a teacher, counselor, pastor, social worker, administrator, leader, formator and educationist in his life well for his future ministry.

A video was then presented as a token of love from the staff's side on his birthday. A dance was then presented by Sowmya Clara and group. Fr Pradeep then addressed the gathering calling his 80th birthday celebration as the Superior's dream- translated event. He said he owed the second lease of life to many people. He said reminding the people that nothing is in our hands but in the hands of God. However, we must make the best of the opportunities God gives us. He thanked everyone gathered there for making his birthday special. The programme was brought to a close by Princy Pinto who proposed the vote of thanks.


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  • Maurice Menezes, udupi/Dxb

    Mon, Oct 26 2020

    Dear Rev Fr Pradeep Sequeira, wishing you very happy blissful birthday with prayer for many happy returns of the day full of peace good health and success in your mission.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquiha, Mangalore, Saudi Arabia, Houston, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Mon, Oct 26 2020

    Congratulations to you, dear Fr. Pradeep on your eighteith Birthday . You have dedicated your entire life of priesthood by helping so many others and serving so many others that surround you. You have been kind and considerate to so many people that came on your way. You have tried to please everybody in their needs and you have served humanity with a heart of kindness.

    We all pray for your good health, your peace and happiness for the rest of your life. May you be happy always. May you continue to enjoy a life of peace and harmony. We pray for your peace and tranquility in everything that you wish to undertake for the rest of your life.

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 24 2020

    Many many happy returns of the day and a very happy birthday Fr Pradeep. Congratulations Fr Prdeep, you still look so energetic. May Almighty grant you all the blessings to serve Him immensely. All the best of luck Fr Pradeep.

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