Photos : Stanly Bantwal
Jan 20 : A Church architecture exhibition was organized by the members of the Pariah Pastoral Parishad of the Rosario Cathedral as one of the post celebrations of 450 years of the of the Rosario Church, on Sunday 20th of January 2019 at Rosario Cultural hall. The Celebration of the day began with the mass at the Church. Rev. Fr Antony Shera, Secretary of Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore Diocese celebrated the mass, Rector of the Cathedral and other priests concelebrated.
Recently the students of the department of the architecture of Srinivas Engineering College had taken part in National Architecture competition at New Delhi and they won first place with drawings of Rosary Cathedral Mangaluru. The students of the Srinivas Engineering College had taken major role in exhibiting various drawings of the architecture of the Rosary Cathedral. They presented all the drawing of the Rosary Cathedral which they had presented for the competition at Delhi.
The Church architecture consists of various styles respectively Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine. Rev. Dr Ronald Serrao, the Dean and Professor of Liturgy of St Joseph seminary inaugurated the exhibition and spoke on the importance of the architecture of the Church and explained various types of architecture, and how it has influenced the liturgy and the way of life of the people in the Catholic Church. He also said that we need to give importance to the church architecture when we build new Church buildings. He also said that this is one of the unique and first exhibition on Church architecture exhibition arranged by the members of the Rosary Cathedral in the diocese of Mangalore. Along with the architectural drawings, audio visuals on the Church architecture were arranged at the venue. The program attracted a large number of people of the city.
Frs, Flavian Lobo – the Assistant Parish Priest, Fr Rocky Fernandez – the Principal of Rosario Management College, Fr Victor D Souza – the principal of PU College, Fr Paul D Souza from Sullia, Fr Anil Fernandes – the Rector of Minor Seminary, Mr C J Simon the Vice president of the Pastoral Parishad, Mr William Pais and many other dignitaries were present for the program.
The Rector Fr J.B. Crasta welcomed the guests. Ms Carol D’ Souza the animator and students architecture and the associate professor of Srinivas Engineering College of architecture proposed vote of thanks. Mrs Elizabeth Roach the secretary compered the program. A large number of people viewed the exhibition.