Change of guard – Fr Roque D’Sa takes charge as the new Parish Priest of Valencia Church
Mangaluru: It was indeed a big day for the parishioners of Valencia as they welcomed their new parish priest Rev Fr Roque D’Sa. He was welcomed by the outgoing parish priest Fr James D’Souza.
Handing over ceremony was led by Dean of Episcopal city Deanery Fr JB Crasta. He was representing the bishop of Mangalore. Fr Dsa took charge from Fr James.
A short welcome program was organised by the parish council. Dolphy Saldanha compered the program.
Episcopal city Deanery dean Fr JB crasta, Seminary rector Fr Ronald Serrao, Asst PP Fr Joswin D’Souza, Parish Council vice-president David Pais, FMMCH administrator Fr Rudolf Ravi Dsa (brother of Fr Roque), priest’s from Jeppu seminary and parishioners were present for the ceremony.
News by Gordon D’almeida