Mangalore Dioscesan NGO CODP celebrates Golden Jubilee, 75 needy families get new houses

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Mangaluru, May 28: CODP, a Mangalore Diocesan NGO celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its existence on Tuesday, May 28 at St Sebastian centenary hall.

The celebration began with presided over by Rt rev Dr Peter Paul Saldhana bishop of Mangalore. Co-celebrant were Rt  Dr Francis Serrao, Bishop of Shivamogga. Rt Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Emirates, Bishop of Mangalore, Rt Dr Jerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, the priests of city and episcopal deanery were present. Religious sisters and 300 faithful took a part in the eucharistic at Bendur Church.

The celebration began at the Bendur church hall with a prayer dance, performed by Remona Pereira and team. The president of the function bishop Rt Dr  Peter Paul Saldanha honored the “Moga Nolo” donors of the housing scheme. Bishop Jerald of Udupi Diocese felicitated the past directors. The founder secretary monsignor Edwin Pinto was felicitated by Rt Dr Peter Paul Saldanha. Michael D'Souza who donated RS. 1,82,75,000 was honored. Two documentaries on CODP housing for the poor was screened on the time of the celebration. The CODP golden jubilee marked with the special event of the 75 new houses for the poor and 55 families for repairs. Parishes who donated the highest amount and family wise contribution were honored in his presidential speech.

The president, Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha spoke of CODP as an organisation wiping the tears of the poor and the sorrowful. Patricia, CODP past secretary, proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Irene Rebello and Francis D'Cunha. The present secretary and the staff Nikeeta and Praveen managed the programme, under the supervision of Fr Vincent D'Souza, secretary CODP.




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