Mangaluru Aug. 6: Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated the preparations for four days of Karnataka Regional level Convention to be held in the month of November 9th to 12th on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal worldwide by releasing the posters on 6th August at Bishop’s house. The Bishop in his message wished well for the preparation and also success for the convention.
The year 2017 being the year of Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal worldwide the Karnataka Regional level Service Team has planned to organize a convention in Mangalore from 9th to 12th November. The Charismatic Renewal has brought showers of blessings on the Catholic Church at large and particularly to the Catholic Church in Mangalore. The Charismatic Movement has infused a lot of spiritual strength into the traditional minded Catholics and has brought in a lot of change in the life of Catholics. Hence it is an occasion to celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The four days programme will have two parts i.e. training in the morning to 500 leaders from 14 dioceses of Karnataka and Convention in the evening from 4pm to 8 pm in which 10,000 are expected to participate. The Convention will be held at Rosario Cathedral grounds. In preparation for the convention intercessory prayers will be held in all the parishes of the diocese and also in fourteen diocese of Karnataka. Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore will officially inaugurate Convention and Most Rev Dr Bernard Moras the Archbishop of Bangalore will celebrate the concluding Holy Mass. Other bishop’s from Karnataka will celebrate Holy Mass on other days in turn. Eminent preachers under the leadership of Most Rev Dr Lawrence Mukkuzzy Bishop of Belthangady will preach the Word of God on all the four days.
Fr Onil D’Souza the Convener of the Convention gave a brief information on the preparation and the Convention to be held. Mr Arun Lobo the Chairman of Mangalore Service team welcomed the gathering. The members of Mangalore Service team were present on the occasion. Mrs Berdie Mascarenhas proposed the vote of thanks.