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Our Lady of Pompei Church, Gurpura Kaikamba, celebrates its Centenary

Our Lady of Pompei Church Gurpura Kaikamba celebrates its Centenary
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Mangaluru:– November 7 -2021 was a very special and joyous day for all Parishioners of Our Lady of Pompei Church, Gurpura Kaikamba which celebrates its 100 years centenary celebration. (1921 -2021).

On Sunday 7th November – all the parishioners took part in the grand thanksgiving mass celebrated by the main celebrant  Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha – Bishop, Diocese of Mangalore along with co-celebrants Most. Rev.Dr. Aloysius Paul Dsouza, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Mangalore, Most Rev.Dr.Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Diocese of Beltangady,  Rev.Dr. Pius James Dsouza, OCD, Definitor General, order of Discalced Carmelites, Rome,  Rev.Fr. ​Marcel Saldanha – Vicar Forane –Pezar Deanery, along with Fr. Anthony Lobo- Parish priest and all the guest priests, More than 2000 parishioners along with guests, religious sisters were present during the thanksgiving mass.

After the thanksgiving mass, a grand felicitation programme was arranged at the church ground. The chief guest of the day Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha –inaugurated the programme by planting a coconut tree and watering it. Thereafter Fr. Anthony  Lobo – Parish priest welcomed all the dignitaries on the dais and all the people off the dais.

Praveen Lobo –secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council read the centenary report followed by felicitation to all ex. Parish Priests by Most.Rev.Dr. Aloysiius Paul Dsouza –Bishop Emeritus. Felicitation was also carried out to, Vicar

Forane Rev.Fr.Marcel Saldqnha, all the ex Parish Pastoral council Presidents, secretaries convener of the centenary celebration by Most.Rev. Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Diocese of Beltangady along with Rev. Dr Pius James Dsouza, OCD.

Followed by Felicitation to the highest donors along with the highest contributors for the centenary celebration by Rev.Sr. M. Roseceline B.S., Superior General, Bethany Society Mangalore – along with Shri J.R Lobo and  Rev.Sr. M.Cecilia Mendoncsa B.S.

Followed by felicitation for Rev.Fr. Dr Pius James  Dsouza.OCD –definitor General, order of Discalced Carmelites, Rome, Rev.Fr.Marcel Saldanha –Vicar Forane-Pezar Deanery and Rev.Sr.M.Roseceline B.Superior General, Bethany society Mangalore and Rev.Sr. M.Cicilia Mendonca B.S.. Provincial Superior, Mangalore Province- by all three Bishops.

A History book was released by Bishop Most Rev.Dr.Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Diocese of Belthangady. Felicitation to Dr Y Bharath Shetty, ​Hon. MLA, Mangalore North Constituency by all three Bishops. Followed by felicitation to all Ex. MLA –Shri J.R.Lobo, Hon. Muhammed Shareef Arshadi and Dr M Mohan Alva by all three Bishops. Shri Ivan Dsouza, hon. Ex. MLC, Govt of Karnataka, and Shri Moideen Bava, Hon. Ex MLA, Mangalore North Constituency were present.

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