June 21, 2017: Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore celebrated his 76th birthday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Bejai on 21st June 2017. Bishop presided over the Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration along with priests. Fr. Joachim Fernandes Parish Priest of Kelarai church preached the homily on this occasion.
After the mass felicitation program was organized by the Bejai Parishioners. Speaking at the occasion Bishop said “Life is a gift of God. We must live our life at the service of God and His people. Then our life becomes a blessing of God. Parents must inculcate God’s love and values among the children so that they can become good citizens of the country and faithful members of the church.”
Fr. Wilson D’souza – Parish Priest of Bejai Church, Msgr. Denis Moras Prabhu – Vicar General, Fr. Pius James OCD – Episcopal Vicar, Fr. Rohan Lobo – Asst. Bejai Parish, Fr. Robert D’souza – Principal Lourdes Central School, Mr. Stany Vas – Vice President Bejai Parish Council, Mrs. Cony Saldanha – Secretary PPC were present on the dais. Fr. Wilson D’Souza welcomed the gathering. Mr. Stany Vas felicitated the Bishop. Mrs. Cony Saldanha compered the program. Choir members of Bejai Parish composed and sand the wishing song. Many Priests from the Dioceses and the faithful took part in the celebration.