Our Lady of Pompei Church Gurpura – Kaikamba Celebrates Its 100 Years of Centinary Clebration
Mangalore – November 7 -2021 was a very special and joyous day for all Parishioners of Our Lady of Pompei Church, Gurpura Kaikamba which celebrates its 100 years centenary celebration. (1921 -2021).
On Sunday 7th November – all the parishioners took part in the grand thanks giving mass celebrated by main celebrant Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha – Bishop, Diocese of Mangalore along with co-celebrants Most. Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul Dsouza, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Mangalore, Most Rev. Dr.Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Diocese of Beltangady, Rev.Dr. Pius James Dsouza, OCD, Definitor General, order of Discalced Carmelites, Rome, Rev.Fr. Marcel Saldanha – Vicar Forane –Pezar Deanery, along with Fr. Anthony Lobo- Parish priest and all the guest priest, More than 2000 parishioners along with guests, religious sisters were present during the thanks giving mass.
After the thanks giving mass a grand felicitation programme was arranged at the church ground. The chief guest of the day Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha –inaugurated the programme by planting a coconut tree and watering it. Thereafter Fr. Anthony Lobo – Parish priest welcomed all the dignitaries on the dias and all the people off the dias.
Praveen Lobo –secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council read the centenary report followed by felicitation to all ex.Parish Priests by Most.Rev.Dr. Aloysiius Paul Dsouza –Bishop Emiritus. Feliciation was also carried out to, Vicar Forane Rev.Fr.Marcel Saldqnha, all the ex Parish Pastoral council Presidents, secretaries convenier of the centenary celebration by Most.Rev. Dr.Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Dioese of Beltangady along with Rev. Dr.Pius James Dsouza, OCD.
Followed by Feliciation to the highest donors along with highest contributors for centenary celebration by Rev.Sr. M. Roseceline B.S., Superior General, Bethany Society Mangalore – along with Shr i J.R Lobo and Rev.Sr. M.Cecilia Mendoncsa B.S.
Followed by felicitation for Rev.Fr. Dr. Pius james Dsouza.OCD –definitor General, order of Discaled Carmelites, Rome , Rev.Fr.Marcel Saldanha –Vicar Forane-Pezar Deanery and Rev.Sr.M.Roseceline B.Superior General, Bethany society mangalore and Rev.Sr. M.Cicilia Mendonca B.S.. Provincial Superior, Mangalore Province- by all three Bishops.
A History book was released by Bishop Most Rev.Dr.Lawrence Mukkuzhy –Bishop, Diocese of Belthangady. Felicitation to Dr. Y Bharath Shetty, Hon. MLA, Mangalore North Constituency by all three Bishops. Followed by faliciation to all Ex. MLA –Shri J.R.Lobo, Hon. Muhammed Shareef Arshadi and Dr. M Mohan Alva by all three Bishops. Shri Ivan Dsouza, hon. Ex. MLC, Govt of Karnataka, and Shri Moideen Bava, Hon. Ex MLA, Mangalore North Constituency were present.
Feliciation to all Panchayaths Presidents –includings Sri. Umensh Moolya, President Kandavara Gramaa Panchayat, Shri. Yashwanth kumar Shetty – President Gurupura Grama Panchayath, Shri. Nonayya Koitian – President, Ganjimut Grama panchayat.