Photos by Stanly Bantwal
Report by SVP Rosario
May 1: The Annual “Community Celebration of Weddings” was held on Tuesday, 01-05-2018 at the Rosario Cathedral, Mangaluru, under the auspices of the society of St. Vincent de Paul, Rosario Cathedral.
The Objectives of the “Community Celebration of Weddings” is to help young men and women from lesser privileged economic background, to marry with dignity and solemnity at minimal cost. Most Rev. Dr. Henry D’ Souza, the Bishop of Bellary, was the main celebrant for the nuptial ceremony. Around 15 priests concelebrated the nuptial mass and solemnized the marriage.
This is the 44th year of celebration of community weddings and so far over a thousand couples have joined in holy matrimony. This year 13 couples from the various parts of the Diocese of Mangalore and other parts of Karnataka will tie the knot. Around 2000 guests are expected to participate in the celebration.
Apart from the wedding ceremony and the dinner, this year the organisers presented each couple a pair of gold nuptial rings along with dress material and household articles.
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul, of Rosario Cathedral, has been venturing this mega project every year with the help of philanthropists and kind hearted donors from all around.