Karwar: Bishop Derek Fernandes Inaugurates Diocesan Charismatic Retreat in Kumta

News: Fr Lorens D’Silva
Daijiworld Media Network  Karwar (SB)

Karwar, Nov 17: A five-day charismatic retreat was inaugurated by Bishop Derek Fernandes of Karwar followed by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist along with 25 priests at Manaki Grounds here at Kumta on Monday November 15.

Over 4,000 thousand people from all over the diocese were present on the first day of the retreat. The retreat is conducted by Fr Augustine Vellooran and Fr Michael Payapalli of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala.

It is organized by the Diocese of Karwar and the diocesan Catholic Association as a part of the celebration of Kristostava.

In his homily at the mass, Bishop Derek Fernandes highlighted the significance of the diocesan Charismatic Retreat, and said, “We all are the children of God who are drifted away from Him due to our sins, and these five days of prayer and reflection will help us to come closer to Him.”

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  • Rev. Fr. Urban Santosh Fernandes, The Parish Priest, St. John the Evangelist Church, Chendia, Karwar,N.K

    Mon, Nov 22 2010

    Congrats to all those who made this retreat a great success. There are many lay people directly and indirectly involved in this mega event. The crowd was very encouraging and all these shows that there are people truely hungering for the word of God. The amount of travelling that people did up and down on all the 5 days is a clear indication that man is in search of God. Though it might be for any reason, it is an undenied fact that people are quite religious and one can not live without God. People have realized this great truth of ages and that is why there were more than 11 thousand people on 2 days. When I see all this, I feel proud to be a priest for God. Congrats to the Bishop, priests, religious and especially the laity that is involved deeply.

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  • edwin, kumta

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    Dev bore karo muntha Bishop derek fernandes hani yo ritir madun hadn sogle karwarche lokank ek garobo sarko jawn magne karunk awkash melo. dev tumcher ani samest lokancher aplo barpur ashirwad galo mun magtha.praise the lord...alleluiah

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  • john noronha, sirsi.israel

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    It is nice to see many peoples get together in jesus name i believe that jesus is there for sure to hear all our prayers praises n to heal us.may the god bless those who prepare for this devotional get together.thank u jesus,praise u jesus,alleluiah

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  • Joe Colaco, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    Thank u my spiritual fathers Fr. Augustine and Fr. Michael. I thank u very much for your efforts to keep us with CHRIST our Saviour. I thank for our Bishop Derrick for providing this very special opportunity. Please my dearest brothers and sisters in CHRIST as his body A single Catholic Chuurch have Heavenly Fathers abundant blessings thru his faithful servants. I pray for the spiritual fathers ans seek their blessings.

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