Mangaloreans unite to celebrate easter in Italy


Rev. Fr. Rajesh Rosario
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Rome: May 8, 2011


Away from home deepens our bond to rediscover our heritage and traditions.


Konkani Kuttam gathered in Rome to celebrate with a reason of the joy of Easter.   Commencing with the solemn Eucharistic celebration at the Jesuit Curia and was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Lobo, Co-adjutor Bishop of Calcutta.  


Most Rev. Dr Salvador Lobo, Bishop of Baruipur diocese presented a meaningful   homily. He said, “Whenever we are pessimistic, and challenged by problems, the resurrection of Christ gives us new hope to be optimistic”. Rev. Fr Peter Paul Saldanha introduced the Bishops and accorded a warm welcome. Br Rockwin Pinto with his team helped to enrich the liturgical celebration with the melodious choir.


Followed the Eucharistic celebration a cultural programme was organized and                 Rev. Fr Rajesh Rosario, welcomed the gathering and the Bishops in a special manner and extended to all who were present and especially remembered those away with time and work. The celebrations also twinned with a special references and dedication to Mothers day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Rev. Dr. Cyprian Monis, Bishop of Asansol Diocese delivered the Easter message and encouraged all to continue this family spirit with such kind of get-together. He said, “Coming together revives our relationships and makes us to feel at home even in a distant land.


The family spirit was enchanted with Rev. Fr Peter Paul Saldanha and team entertaining with melodious Konkani songs.


Recognition and gratitude to Sr. Thelma D’ Paula, Sisters of Charity, the out-going member, was given farewell. Mr. Hilary Crasta, proposed vote of thanks.  Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Lobo blessed the  meals.  Rev. Fr Stephen Vaz compered the programme. The committee members Br Antony Crasta, Mrs. Nancy Pinto and Mrs. Susheela Rodrigues organized the programme. The traditional food marked the festive brand, which added joy in enriching to preserve our Konkani heritage and traditions. 

Report Rev. Fr. Rajesh Rosario, Rome

 

 

 

 

 

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