Udupi: Oct. 26: The Family Commission of Pangla Parish organized a Marriage Enrichment programme, “ Kutma Jivitacher Ek Atov”, for the married couples, on 22nd October, 2017.
The inaugural programme was presided over by Rev. Fr.Ferdinand Gonsalves, Parish Priest of St. John the Evangelist Church, Shankerpura. Elderly couple of the parish, Benedict & Mrs Carmine Martis Inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. In the presidential address, the parish priest congratulated the participants for having realized the importance of family life and making it a point to attend the programme. “There is no Church without good families, the family shapes the entire personality of its members, therefor e one needs to strive hard to make his/her family a place of love and solidarity”, he added.
Resource person, Fr. Chethan Lobo, spiritual director of the diocesan family commission, gave certain types to enrich the marital bond and make families truly united. Another resource person, Leslie Aroza, director of the diocesan family commission, spoke on how to improve relationship between parents and children.
Fr. Royason Fernandes, the Asst. Parish Priest of Pangla Parish, Rev Fr. Vincent Coelho, Principal, St. Johns PU college, Shankerpura, Mark Vaz, Vice president, Parish Council, Mrs Clara Mendonca, Secretary, Parish Council, Mrs. Simmy D’Souza, coordinator, 18 commissions,were present on the dias.
Mrs Alice Rodrigues compeered the programme. Mrs Emilia D’souza, member of the family commission, welcomed the gathering. Mrs Agnes D’sa, Coordinator of family commission, proposed the vote of thanks. 220 people benefited from this programme