Catholic Women’s Association of Udupi District inaugurated

Richard D’Souza

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Udupi : Catholic Women’s Association formerly known as Shtree Sangaton of the Udupi District inaugurated at Don Bosco Hall on Friday, 11th May, 2012 by Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Rev Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza. Five Deaneries of Diocese comprising around 47 church units to be members of the Association come into existence from today and Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas Dean of Udupi will be the Spritiual Director of newly formed Catholic Women’s Association, Udupi District.

Earlier of the inauguration grand mass was offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Church which was led by main celebrant of the mass Rev Dr. A.P. D’Souza Bishop of Mangalore along with Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas, Rev Fr. Edwin D’Souza and others. During the homily address Bishop pointed out the role of women in the church. Beautiful choir by Brahmavar church unit and vast offeratory by heads of all units and beautiful liturgy of the mass with participation of large number of women of the district for the Grand mass.



After the mass stage programme was held at Don Bosco Hall and during the inauguration ceremony Rev Dr. A.P. D’Souza Bishop of Mangalore Diocese, Rev Fr.Baptist Menezes Episcopal Vicar of Udupi District, Rev Fr. Ronald Cuntinho Spritiual Director, Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas Dean of Udupi Deanery, Leena Roche President of Association, Lidwin Pinto Editor of Vartha Pathrike and other office bearers were present on the dais.

After the inauguration Bishop said women will get same right along with gents, so that women  should take leadership in all walks of life including to take care of the home, children and so on. He called upon Catholic women should take part in politics.

Prior to the inauguration ceremony Veronica Saldanha Secretary placed report of Association. Rev Fr. Baptist Menezes and Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas spoked and blessed the occasion. Rev Fr. Ronald Cutinho all praise for the association and declared that President Leena Roche to be honoured later with felicitation.

Veronica Cornelio President of Women’s unit of Congress Party and Valerian Kota President of Brahmavar Co-operative Soceity were the resource persons of the day.

Cynthia Dais Vice President delivered vote of thanks. Mabel Menezes and Janet Banz compered the inaugural ceremony. Entertainments programme was organised by Shirva Varado and Mount Rosary Unit of Kallianpur Varado.

Richard D’Souza

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