News and photos – Gordon D’Almeida
The annual parish feast of St Vincent Ferrer Church Valencia was celebrated in an atmosphere of devotion on Sunday January 27, 2019.
Prior to the solemn concelebrated festal mass, Fr James D’Souza, the parish priest distributed ‘Candles of Honour’ to all the members of the Parish Pastoral Council, gurkars and representatives of the wards, presidents of various parish associations, those who had contributed toward the feast and also the sponsors of the annual feast. Mr Anil Lobo, vice president of the Parish Pastoral Council read out the list of names.
Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus, diocese of Mangaluru celebrated the solemn festal mass and preached the homily. Former vicar general of Mangalore diocese Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, Parish Priest Fr James D’Souza, Asst Parish Priest Fr Joswin D’Souza, Resident Priest Fr Arun Lobo and others were present.
Valencia Parishioner MLC Ivan D’Souza was felicitated on being elected as the parliamentary secretary of the government of Karnataka . Bishop Emeritus Aloysius Paul D’Souza extended the festal greetings to the priests and all the parishioners. Parish Priest greeted the parishioners and thanked everyone for their contribution, participation and co-operation.