Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)
Kasargod, Mar 21: In a historic day for the Catholic community of Permude, bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza declared Permude St Lawrence Chapel community as a parish here on Monday, March 19.
The bishop appointed Fr Melwyn Fernandes as the first parish priest of Permude St Lawrence Church. Kayyar Christ King Church parish priest Fr Victor D’Souza gave details of the announcement.
A solemn mass was held in the leadership of the bishop as part of the programme of announcement. Kasargod zonal Vicarvar Fr Valerian Frank Maniampare, church parish priest Fr Paul D’ Souza, Fr Calud Corda, Fr Benjamin D’ Souza, Fr Saju, Fr Xavier and others participated in the mass.
A stage programme held later was chaired by bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza.
Kayyar Christ Church parish priest Fr Victor D’ Souza, Fr Melwyn Fernandes, Kasargod zonal Vicarvar Fr Valerian Frank, Maniapare church parish priest Fr Paul D’Souza, Fr Claud Corda, Kayyar Christ King church vice president of parish pastoral council, John D’ Souza, advocate M S Thomas D’Souza, Vincent Rodrigues and others were present.
Former Puthige panchayat president and advocate M S Thomas D’Souza was honoured on the occasion.
Kayyar Christ King Church secretary Roshan D’Souza, Sr Monthin Gomes, Sr Jasmine, Sr Reena and others were present.
Melwyn D’ Souza, Permude compered the programme.