News & Pics By: Sheldon Williams, Glen Saldanha & Prajwal D’Sa, Pakshikere

June 15, 2018 : “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” Romans 15:7

The time had come to welcome our new beloved Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Rahul Dexter D'Souza. All the parishioners of Pakshikere gathered at the premises of the church to welcome him with flowers to express their love and support for his arrival. Rev. Fr. Rahul Dexter D’Souza was received into the parish by the parish priest and the parishioners at 4.00pm.

Rev. Fr. Leo Lobo the parish priest Bajpe along with the parishioners of the parish accompanied him to the new parish which he was transferred to. The ceremonial welcome began with a prayer service that was conducted by Rev. Fr. Melwyn Noronha the parish priest and also welcomed Fr. RahulDexterD'Souza and Fr. Leo Lobo to the parish by giving a short outlook on the parish. Fr. Leo Lobo handed over Fr. Rahul Dexter D'Souza to the parish priest of the parish to which Fr. Rahul was transferred to; he also wished him all the luck along with the blessings of the almighty so that he may be fruitful in the service of God and to his people. The choir welcomed Fr. Rahul with a welcome song. Fr. Rahul Dexter D'Souza spoke on the occasion and thanked the parishioners of Bajpe for the love and concern they had shown him; he also thanked the parishioners of Pakshikere for welcoming him to the parish. Mr. Jackson Saldana proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Robert D'Souzaanchored the program.

“Across the oceans far and wide, we will always be by your side”. A warm welcome dear Father. Wishing you a happy stay here atSt. Jude Church andShrine, Pakshikere.

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