Meet Mangalore Bishop in New York

Media Release by Tony D'Silva

New York, Jun 30: Bishop Aloysius P. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese is currently on a short visit to the U.S.  During his visit to New York, the Mangalorean Christians will felicitate him on Saturday, July 11th at East Meadow, New York. 

At this occasion, the Mangaloreans and their friends in the New York City Metro area have planned a cultural program to be held at St. Raphael’s Parish Auditorium in East Meadow (Long Island), New York.  

Following a solemn Mass at 5.00 pm, at St. Raphael’s Church, the gala felicitation will include dinner and dance. A new and popular community band called “The Hampen Kutters” will lead the evening in music and dance.  Fr. Ozzie Mascarenhas, S.J., from Detroit, Michigan (formerly from Karnataka Province) and Chairman of APNA (Aloysian Partners in North America) will be give a felicitation address. Bishop AP was Fr. Ozzie’s student in Mangalore!

The organizers of the program have planned to give a gift offering to the Bishop from the proceeds of the program. This initiative, led by Father Joe Lobo, a Mangalorean priest studying in New York, is meant to provide the much needed support for three crucial charities of the Diocese of Mangalore: Seminary Burse (help towards seminary studies), Medical Relief Fund (for the poor and terminally ill) and Priest Aid Fund (medical aid for retired priests). 

The program organizers strongly call for prior registration. Contact coordinators for details, including the tickets, are: Edgar Rasqinha (, Praveen Lobo ( and Vivian Kamath ( 

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  • Max & Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore/Houston, Tx

    Tue, Jun 30 2009

    Welcome to America, Most Rt.Rev.Bishop Aloysius. I hope you will have a safe and enjoyable trip to the United States. Its a great opportunity to meet so many Mangaloreans and Indians in America who normally do not find time to visit Mangalore so easily. Visiting each other is great and reciprocal. Our prayers and best wishes are always there with you.All the members of our family vividly remember our visit to the Bishops House not too long ago.

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