Annual report by Secretary – Mrs. Lucy D'Souza.

President – Rev.Fr. Andrew Leo D souza

Vice President – Mr. Dolphi Miranda.

Secretary – Mrs. Lucy D souza.

•    April 2010 –This month was dedicated to the Parish Children. Three day long summer camp was organised in the parish to develop and to motivate our parish children. The camp was coordinated by Br. George Crasta and Br.Jossy from the Jeppu Seminary was present. Sr.Pramila and Sr.Leena from Dominican convent were to present to train children in various fields.

•    May – This month was dedicated to the Small Christian Communities. As a part of our parish Golden Jubilee programme two houses were chosen to be repaired after a careful survey of all the families. These two houses were of Mrs. Anith D souza of Sacred Heart ward and Mrs. Zita Cutinho of St. Jude ward. Two days of retreat was organised with help of Potta Reteat center. Br. Joel was the main preacher of the retreat.

•    June – This month was dedicated for the Priests. A night vigil was organised to pray specially for the Priests.

•    July – A day long input session was organised for the Altar Servers under the leadership of Rev.Fr. Rayan Alfred D souza, Mangalore. Our Lady of Nithyadar feast was celebrated. On 25th of this month a program was organised to felicitate all the Priests who have rendered their selfless service in this Parish. Rev.Fr. Joseph Martis, Director of Jeppu Seminary was the main celebrant and there were 18 priests as co-celebrants. A generous benefactor of the Parish had gifted 500 Holy Bibles to the Parish. These were distributed one each for the family. On this day Rev.Fr. Stanley Pereira had laid foundation stone to the church entrance gate (Mahadwara). Later all the priests were felicitated in the church hall.

•    August – This month was offered for the youth. Independence Day was celebrated on 15th of August in the Parish premises. On August 22nd Taize prayer was organised by the ICYM for the parish youth and the parishioners. On 29th one day program ‘Yuva Samavesh’ was organised for the Varado youth units. Rev. Fr. Jerome presided over the program and there were three resource persons for the inputs.

•    September – This month was dedicated to the Parish Families. Monti Feast was celebrated with lots of gusto. On one occasion Rev.Fr. Santhosh Rodrigues was invited to give a talk on family life. A new bell was installed on the belfry which was imported from Italy.

•    October – This was the last month of our Golden Jubilee year. As for the spiritual renewal of the parishioners a three day long retreat was organised in the Parish. Rev.Fr. Bonaventure Rodrigues of Karwar Diocese conducted this retreat. On 19th as a preparation for the feast novena prayer was started. On 23rd evening Praise Festival was held. On the same day as a memory of Golden Jubilee celebration a C.D. of devotional hymns named ‘Ajapam’ produced by Rev.Fr. Anil D Souza was released. Night vigil was on the same day with the help of Holy Spirit team. On 24th Fraternity Sunday was celebrated with procession of green offerings and gifts from the Pakshikere market. Rev. Fr. Valerian Pinto, the Parish Priest of Kulshekar Church gave his message in Kannada during the occasion. The gathering was served meal sponsored by Mr. Alfred D souza. On 26th Community weddings were held where seven couples were united in marriage.The occasion was blessed by Rev. Dr. Henry D souza, Bishop of Bellary. On 27th Vespers and mass was held at 6.00pm. Rev. Fr. Baptist Menezes was the main celebrant. On 28th was the Golden Jubilee celebration.The day started with the Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Arch Bishop of Bangalore was the main celebrant. There were several distinguished personalities were present for the stage program. Then a sumptuous dinner was served to the gathering. The concluding ceremony was held in the evening in which a Tulu Drama was presented. Golden Jubilee lucky draw was too held and prizes were presented. The Parish sanctuary ceiling was done and a new generator was installed in the same month.A new Adoration Chapel is built just in the parish premises welcoming the devotees to spend some time with Lord in prayer and adoration. This chapel is the gift in the memory of Late Lawrence and Alice D souza by their children Herbert, Aloysius, Wilfred, Victor, Cyril, Theodore, Dr.Benedict, Dr.Polly, Philomena and Denis and all their Grandchildren, St.Jude Ward, Pakshikere. The foundation stone was laid by the Bishop Most Rev. Dr.Alyosius Paul D souza, Bishop of Mangalore and was inaugurated by the Most Rev.Dr.Bernad Moras, Arch Bishop of Bangalore on 28.10.2010.

•    November – Election was held for the new Parish Council in the beginning of the month. The Little Flower Ward was divided into two and Mother Theresa ward was newly carved out. Mr. Luis D Souza was elected as the new coordinator (Gurkar) of the Ward.

•    December – SVP Varado Unit gathering was held in our Parish. Rev. Fr. Sunil D souza, SVD was the resource person. Rev. Fr. Ronald D souza celebrated the mass. There were 100 members present from all the Varado Units. As the Vice President of the Parish Mr. Dolphi Miranda and Mrs. Lucy D souza as the Secretary took charge in this month. Christmas celebrations were held with the help of ICYM members after the vigil mass. On 31 New Year celebration was held with the adoration and mass.

•    January 2011 – First Parish Council meeting was held of newly elected members.

•    February – Our parishioners participated in the protest rally organised against the Justice Somashekar report on attacks on Christians. On 26th Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D Souza, Bishop of Mangalore was here for his pastoral visit. He gave the Sacrament of Confirmation to the parish teenagers. In the evening Parish Day and Catechism day was celebrated.

•    March – On 6th International Women’s day was celebrated in our Parish. On 13th a play on Blessed Mother Theresa was held in our church premises. Our parishioners along with Fr.Alban D Souza conducted a day long prayer service held at Kodiayalbail Bishop’s House.

•    April – As a part of Easter preparation a day long prayer was organised and in the evening Way of the Cross was held. Rev. Fr .Sunil Kumar D souza conducted the Way of the Cross.

•    May – On 1st seven children of our parish were given first Holy Communion. A new Mahadwara was inaugurated and the renovated cemetery was too inaugurated. Farwell programme was on behalf of the Parish to Fr. Alban D souza and Fr. Anil D Souza. On the same day Rev. Fr. Andrew Leo D souza was welcomed with a short ceremony. On 30th Fr. Alban D Souza was reached to Barkur St. Peter’s Parish.


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