Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (MS)
Kasargod, Aug 20: Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore diocese, inaugurated and blessed the new church of Sacred Heart of Jesus at Vorkady on Friday August 20.
The bishop was welcomed by parish priest Fr Francis Rodrigues and office bearers of pastoral committee. Later blessing of the new church and Mass was held. The Mass was offered by the bishop. Fr Stany Pereira, vicar general Fr Maxim Noronha and Fr Francis Rodrigues concelebrated the Mass. Fr Vijay Machado coordinated the Mass.
In the stage programme that was held later, the bishop presided over the function. Fr Stany Pereira, vicar general Fr Maxim Noronha, Sr Cynthia Sequeira, Roney D’Souza Jayaprakash D’Souza were present.
A documentary which has the complete history of the church was also released on this occasion. Engineer Devaraj was felicitated by the bishop. Fr Francis Rodrigues welcomed the gathering. Roney D’Souza rendered the vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Sr Severine D’Cunha and Lavina Monteiro.