Bishop Inaugurates Senior Citizens’ Ecumenical Lenten Prayer

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MANGALORE, MARCH 02: Senior Citizens Lenen Meditation – 2024, organised by Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association Bejai, Commission for Ecuminism in the Diocese of Mangalore, Mangalore Christian Council (MCC),  All Karnataka United Christian Forum for Human Rights (AKUCFHUR) Western Zone,  was held at Bejai Church Hall on Friday, 1 March 2024.

The program was inaugurated by the Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev. Dr  Peter Paul Saldana, along with the Bishop of CSI Karnataka Southern Diocese Rt. Rev. Hemachandra Kumar, the CCBI Secretary for Ecumenical Commission Rev. Baptist Pais,  Parish Priest of Bejai Rev. JB Saldanha,  the Secretary for MCC and Diocesan Ecumenical Commission Rev. Rupesh Madtha, another Secretary for MCC Rev. Prabhuraj, the Secretary for AKUCFHUR Mr Alfred Manohar, Rev. Sandeep Theophil, Bejai Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association President Mrs Juliet Mascarenhas and Secretary Mrs Concepta Noronha. The inauguration was done by lighting the lamp. Mrs Juliet welcomed the gathering and the esteemed guests with flowers. 

Bishops in their brief messages highlighted the significance of spirituality in the lives of senior citizens, and also the need of Ecumenical Prayer Services today.   Rev. Rocky Dcunha OFM, the Animator at St Ann’s Monastery Bejai  and Rev. Binu C. John, the Parish Vicar at St Paul’s CSI Church Mangalore spoke on the significance of Cross in Christian’s life. Rev. JB Saldanha and Rev. Baptist Pais extended the greetings of the day. Rev. Rupesh Madtha and Mr Alfred Manohar introduced the speakers of the day. 

Mrs  Daizy Dsouza compeered the program, Rev. Prabhuraj proposed the vote of thanks, Rev. Sandeep Theophil prayed grace before meals.

The senior citizens of Bejai conducted singing, action songs and enactment of skit under the guidance of, Rev. Suraj Lobo and Dn Leston lobo SJ.

The seniors from different churches of Catholic and CSI communities were gathered around 300 in number made their day fruitful. The Principal of Lourdes Central School Rev. Robert Dsouza, Fr Vincent Sequeira, the Vice President of Bejai Mr Ashok Pinto were also present. Breakfast and lunch was served to the participants.


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