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Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh (R)-City Deanery Silver Jubilee Celebration

October 16, 2023

Mangaluru: The Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh (R) City Deanery, celebrated their Silver Jubilee on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Vamanjoor, Mangalore. Thanksgiving mass was celebrated at 4:30 pm with the main celebrant, Bishop Emeritus of Mangalore Diocese, Aloysius Paul D’Souza, accompanied by Rev. Fr. James D’Souza, Rev. Fr. William Menezes, Rev. Fr. Clifford Fernandes, Rev. Fr. Dominic Vas, Rev. Fr. Andrew Leo D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Melwyn Pinto, Rev. Fr. Andrew D’Souza. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mascarenhas and Rev. Fr. Ivan D’Souza. A stage and cultural program were held at 6:00 p.m. in Vamanjoor Church Sabha Bhavan.

Mr. Wilfred Alvares, Bondel, the President of the Catholic Sabha, City Deanery, presided over the celebration with the Chief Guests, Rev. Fr. James D’Souza, the Vicar Forane and Parish Priest of Vamanjoor Church, Mr. Alwyn D’Souza, Panir, President, Central Catholic Sabha, Mangalore, Rev. Fr. William Menezes, Parish Priest of Angelore Church and Spiritual Director of the City Deanery and Mrs. Vilma Monteiro, General Secretary, Central Catholic Sabha, Mangalore. They were accompanied by the Guests of honor, including the Founder President, Mr. Martin R. D’Souza, Mr. Charles Pais, Vice President of the Parish Council, Vamanjoor Church, Mr Patrick Lobo, President of the local body, and Mr. Prashanth Saldanha, convener of the program.

All the presidents, secretaries, and spiritual directors who served the Catholic Sabha, Mangalore City Deanery, over the past 25 years were honored during the stage program. Mr Wilfred Alvares welcomed the guests, Secretary Mrs Wilma Monteiro presented the 25-year report, and convener Mr Prashanth Saldanha thanked the gathering.

The stage program was followed by a cultural program performed by all 10 units under the city deanery. The program was concluded by a fellowship meal. Mr Victor Correa and Mr Sunil Pinto compèred the stage and cultural program. City Varado Catholic Sabha Unit Spiritual Directors, Guest Priest, Central Council President, Office Bearers, and a large number of people gathered and witnessed the celebration.