St Anthony’s Shirne at Karekatte officially declared Holy Land & Pilgrimage Centre


Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 15-06-2013 04:07:19


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Kundapur, June 13, 2013: St Anthony,s Shrine at Karekatte, Hosangady of Udupi District near here officially proclaimed & declared "Holy Land and Pilgrimage Centre" which read out official decree by Very Rev Mosgr. Baptist Menezes Vicar General of Udupi Diocese duirng the solemn celebration of Titular Feast of St. Anthony on 13th June, 2013 under Bishop of Udupi Diocese Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo which signed by Rev Fr.Valerian Mendonca Chancelor of the diocese.

The somlen grand high mass which was concelebrated by Most Rev Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza Bishop of Mangalore Diocese along with Most Rev Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev Dr Robert M Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga, Most Rev Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Bishop of Belthangady, Most Rev Dr Mar Joseph Arumachadath, Bishop of Bhadravati, Very Rev Fr. Anil D’Souza Dean of Kundapur Deanery, Very Fr. Stany B. Lobo Dean of Kallianpur Deanery, Very Rev Fr. Stany Tauro Dean of Shirva Deanery, Very Rev Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas Dean of Udupi Deiocese and large priests.

During his homily by Bishop Aloysious Paul D’Souza pointed out great faithfullness in Jesus during St Anthony’s life which got chance to carry Jesus in his hand. He also said the importance of faith which declared year of Faith by Holy Pope. He regretted to downfall of faith by poeple in the world. 

After the grand mass felicitation programme was held in brief. Bishop of Bhadravathi Dr Mar Joseph Arumachadath released a Special prayer card and later he spoke in Malayalam.  Bishop of Beltangady Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy released new novena books of St Antony and later he spoke in Kannada. 

Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi on behalf of the Shrine felicitated Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza Bishop of Mangalore with shawl, garland and fresh fruits for contribution to develop the shrine. During his speech Bishop of Mangalore all praised for Rev Fr. Xavier Pinto Director of the shrine for the fast development of the shrine and Bishop happy to say that shrine become pilgrimage center of the Udupi diocese.

Bishop of Udupi Diocese also felicitated to Rev Fr. Xavier Pinto the Director of the shrine and later Bishop of Udupi spoke during the occasion. Blessings and prayer on the food which was said by Bishop of Gulberga Most Rev Dr. Robert Miranda.

Alice Serrao proposed vote of thanks. Prior to brief programme Rev Fr. Xavier Pinto read out some of the list of developmental projects. Thousands of people of different denominations thronged the St Antony’s statue venue and paid their respects to the Saint by offering flowers and lighting candles. Lunch was served to all participants after the mass systamatically by package. Candles of the annual relic fest were distributed by Rev Fr. Henry Mascarenhas secretary to Bishop of Udupi. At the end there was heavy rain which disturbed to thosuands of devotees.

Richard D’Souza

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maxy, kinnigoly/mumbai Sat, June-17-2017, 9:09
A big congratulation Fr. XAVIER FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT OF;`MISSION ST. ANTONY SHRINE, KAREKATTE`.

SEE YOU SOON...MAXY, KINNIGOLY

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