- Media Release

Karkala, Apr 20, 2010 : The newly built Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus was inaugurated and blessed on April 19, 2010 by Rt Dr. Aloysius Paul D Souza ,Bishop of Mangalore diocese at Ajekar of Karkala Taluk.

Whole ceremony was organized by parishioners with the guidance of parish priest. Fr Valerian Fernandez and Asst. Parish Priest Fr Kiran Pinto.

During the inaugural Eucharistic celebration Rt. Dr. Bishop blessed the Main door, Tabernacle, Reading stand (ambo), Altar, Cross and Bible stand as a special ritual.

In the stage programme Bishop Aloysius felicitated the present and all former parish priests who served in Ajekar Church.

The Church Souvenir was released by Fr John Barboza, vicar vaar, Karkala Varado.
Fr Leo Veigas, vicar general, Gulbarga diocese. Fr Vincent Monteiro, director diocesan pastoral institute; Fr Ronald Dsouza, YCS /YSM Diocesan Director; Gopal Bhandary, MLA, Karkala constituency, Maurice Tauro vice president, Ajekar parish council and William Dsouza, Secretary were present on this occasion. Boniface pinto and Stany Menezes compered the entire programme.

Thousands of devotees witnessed the ceremony and shared the fellowship meal towards the end.


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