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CODP, a Mangalore Diocesan NGO, celebrates its Golden Jubilee

# 023 Of 023 Codp Golden Jubilee May 29, 2024

Mangaluru: CODP a Mangalore Diocesan NGO celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its existence on 28 May 2024 at St Sebastian Centenary Hall.

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The celebration began with Holy Mass presided over by Rt Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldhana, Bishop of Mangalore. Co-celebrating the Holy Mass were Rt Rev. Dr Francis Serao Bishop of Shimogga.

Rt Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul Dsouza, Bishop Emeritus of  Mangalore, Rt Rev. Dr Jerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, the Priests of City, and Episcopal Deanery were present.

Religious Sisters and 300 faithful took part in the Eucharistic Celebration 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 Rt Rev. Dr Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha honoured the “Moga Nolo” donors of the housing scheme. B

ishop Jerald of Udupi Diocese felicitated the past Directors.

The founder Secretary Monsignor Edwin Pinto was felicitated by Rt Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha.

Michael Dsouza who donated RS. 1,82,75,000/- was honored. Two documentaries on CODP housing for the poor was screened during 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 spoke of CODP as shedding tears of the poor and the sorrowful.

Patricia, CODP past Secretary proposed vote of thanks.

The programme was compered by Irene Rebello and Francis Dcunha.

The present Secretary and staff Nikeeta and Praveen managed the programme, under the supervision of Fr Vincent Dsouza, Secretary CODP.

 

 

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