Report by: Fr Anil Ivan Fernandes | Pics by: Jostan DSouza & Rajesh | Video by: Joyal Crasta
MANGALURU, FEB 28: On the first annual day celebration of Kripa Sadhana Formation House at Bajpe, Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated and blessed the newly built Our Lady of Lourdes grotto on the evening of Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Bajpe, Mangalore.
Bishop felicitated Mr Richard D’Souza, Shankarpura, the donor of the grotto and Mr Walter D’Souza, architect of the grotto.
Bishop then celebrated the thanksgiving Eucharist along with other concelebrants; Very Rev. Msgr Maxim L Noronha, Vicar General, Rev. Fr Ronald Cutinha, Parish Priest, Bajpe, Rev. Fr Vijay Victor Lobo, Procurator of the diocese, Rev Dr Ronald Serrao, Rector, St Joseph Seminary Jeppu, Rev. Fr Anil Ivan Fernandes, Director of Vocation Service Centre, Rev. Fr Antony Clany D’Souza, Rector and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Spiritual Director and Chaplain of St John Paul Shrine.
Parents of all candidates, donors, benefactors and well-wishers were also present.
A beautiful cultural variety programme was presented by 12 student candidates on the theme “Call and Mission” depicted the life in Kripa Sadhana Formation House.
It was the first annual day celebration after the inauguration of Kripa Sadhana Formation House, which took its birth on September 27, 2020.
Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha said, “Call and Mission comes from Jesus Christ. The church facilitates for its discernment.” He further said that the discernment is a long and continues process. During this journey a student candidate is guided, formed and motivated by formators, priests and benefactors. “I thank all of you who have contributed your support and co-operation towards building the Church, especially by helping out this formation house.”
Bishop said, “With grace (Kripa) and efforts (Sadhana) one can become a loving disciple of Jesus and carry out his mission effectively.”
Bishop felicitated all the donors who helped Kripa Sadhana during its renovation work and all the benefactors and sponsors who furnished and supported the same.