Udupi Diocese - Udupi Central Council of SSVP inaugurated at Udupi

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 13-05-2013 14:04:46

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Udupi : Society of St. Vincent De Paul (SSVP), Udupi Central Council was inaugurated at Udupi  Don Bosco Hall here during  the feast of Our Lady of Fathima on Monday, 13th May, 2013. Prior to the inauguration ceremony  Holy Eucharist solemn high mass at Mother of Sorrows Church was concelebrated by Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese along with Very Rev Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas Dean of Udupi Deanery and Spiritual Director of SSVP Udupi Particular Council and Rev Fr. William Martis of Udupi.

During the homily Bishop said that today is the historical day for the Udupi Diocese due to inauguration of Udupi Central Council, Udupi Diocese. It is the great day for us for the diocese and for Vincentians. He further pointed out the importance of faith, service and sacrifice.



Prior to the end of Holy Eucharist celebration, there was brief ceremony of administration of Oath of office to new Central Council President Bro. Gracian Buthello was administrated by Bro. V.M.J. Balaswamy of Vijayawada, President of National Council of India which witnessed by Udupi Diocese Bishop.

After the mass, during the stage programme Udupi Central Council was inaugurated by Most Rev Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese and given his inaugural speech. Bro. V.M.J. Balaswamy President of National Council of India was declared open of 79th Central Council in India and said that St Joseph is the protector of whole church who worked for God’s plan. So it is the call of God to elect Bro Gracian Buthello as a President of Udupi Central Council. He called Vincentian to protect poorest of the poor needs & sufferings. He further said that think beautifully, talk simply, act systamatically and work hard for the society and remember that God will always helps us. Bro. Gregory D’Sa was former trustee of Ozanum Home for the aged at Kallianpur felicitated for his outstanding work, service and sacrifice for the said Ashram.

Bro. Albert Sequeira President of Mangalore Cental Council was presided the occasion. Br. N. Krupanandam, Secretary of National Council of India, Bro. Dominic Pinto, Treasurer of National Council of India, Sr. Clara Fernandes Co-Ordinator of Western India Regional Committee, Very Rev Fr. Fred Mascarenhas Dean of Udupi Deanery, Rev Fr. Willim Martis of Udupi and Bro Gracian Buthello were present on the dais.

Bro. N. Krupanandan, Bro Dominic Pinto, Sr. Clara Fernandes and Bro. Albert Sequiera spoke during occasion. Earlier Bro. Gracian Buthello welcomed the gathered and expressed his views in regard to the appointment of President of Udupi Diocese Central Council. Bro. Boniface D’Souza President of Udupi Particular Council proposed vote of thanks. Br. Edwin Alva was compered the programme. Large Vincentian from Shivmuga Diocese and Udupi Diocese as well as officials of Mangalore Diocese Central Council, Mangalore were participated during the occasion.Lunch was served to all the participants.


Richard D’souza



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