The platinum jubilee celebrations of St Vincent De Paul Church, Katapady was celebrated with grandeur on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Most Rev Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop diocese of Udupi celebrated the thanksgiving holy Eucharistic celebration and delivered homily.

Fr Roshan D'Souza, chancellor, Diocese of Udupi, Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, vicar general diocese of Udupi, Fr Charles Menezes, parish priest Udupi, Fr Rajesh Prasanna, parish priest Katapady, Fr Martin, vice provincial south province, Holy Cross Congregation and other priests took part in the holy Eucharistic celebrations. Fr Rajesh Prasanna, parish priest Katapady thanked everyone.

A formal felicitation programme was also held after the Eucharistic celebrations during which Fr Charles Menezes read the papal message and blessings sent on the occasion of Jubilee. Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop diocese of Udupi presided over the felicitation programme.

Brayan Correa, vice president Parish pastoral committee took an overview of the church's journey of 75 years.

Gurme Suresh Shetty, MLA Kaup , Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, vicar general diocese of Udupi , Walter Nandalike, founder of Daijiworld Media and chief guest of the programme, Fr Roshan Dsouza, chancellor, Diocese of Udupi , former MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake addressed the gathering.

In his message sent through his representative, Fr Roque D'Costa, Provincial superior Holy Cross, province of South India congratulated the parishioners on platinum jubilee.

Fr Norbert Dmello, former parish priest, shared his experiences of being a parish priest in Katapady.

Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of the diocese of Udupi delivered the presidential address.

Gurme Suresh Shetty, MLA Kaup Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Fr Lawrence D Almeida, former parish priests Fr Norbert Dmello, Fr Rony Fernandes, Fr Lawrence D Almeida, Fr Ronson D'Souza, resident priest Fr Preetham Menezes, Prabha Shetty, president of Katapady grama panchayat, Walter Nandalike, donors of various projects of the Jubilee year, Fr Rajesh Prasanna, parish priest; Fr Charles Menezes, dean, Udupi deanery; Fr Roshan D'Souza, chancellor; Bishop Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, priests and religious of the parish were felicitated on the occasion.

"Amruth Shinvor", a jubilee souvenir was released by Dr Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop diocese of Udupi and other dignitaries. Church choir sang the Jubilee song written by Fr Cyril Lobo and director Divya Jyothii while music was arranged by Roshan Corderio Bejai.

Fr Lawrence D Almeida, representative of Holy cross South province, Prabha Shetty, president, Katapady grama panchayat, Prameela Jattanna, president Kote grama panchayat, Catherine Rodrigues, editor parish souvenir, Louis D'Silva, 20 commissions coordinator were present on the occasion.

Aaron Francis D'Souza, Diana Montheiro, Lenson Fernandes, Monica D'Souza compered the programme. Theresa Lobo, secretary, parish pastoral committee proposed a vote of thanks.

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