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Mangaluru, Jul 26 : Fr Cyprian Pinto has completed the tenure of 7 years as the parish priest of St. Joseph the Worker church, Vamanjoor. He will take over as the Parish Priest of St Sebastian Church, Permannur on Wednesday 29 July 2020. On this occasion, thanks giving mass and a farewell programme was organised on Saturday, 25 July 2020.

The mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr Cyprian Pinto .

After the Mass, a citation was presented by Rohan Pereira, the Vice President, Parish Pastoral Council. In the citation, the pastoral services rendered as well as Infrastructural work undertaken - such as construction of ‘Vamanjoor Sabhabhavan, Renovation of Church and Altar, Renovation of Cemetery and Construction of Main Entrance Gate by Fr Cyprian Pinto were highlighted.

As a token of love and appreciation, Junifer Alvares, Member, Parish Finance Committee, honoured Fr Cyprian Pinto with a shawl. A traditional ‘Peta’ was adorned by Jerald Monteiro, the Co-ordinator of Committees. Fr Cyprian was garlanded by Alwyn Albuquerque, Member, Parish Finance Committee. Rev Sr Juliet Lobo, Provincial, SRA Sisters offered a bowl of fruits and Rev Sr Cecilia Mendonca, Provincial, Bethany Sisters offered a bouquet of flowers. Mementos were presented by Anita Colaco, Secretary Parish Pastoral Council and Stany Cutinha, member, Parish Finance Committee. Charles Pais, Editor of the Parish Bulletin ‘Kameli’ Special Issue, presented a copy of the bulletin.

In his farewell speech, Fr Cyprian Pinto thanked God for the opportunity given to serve the Parish where he was ordained priest on May 2, 1988. He recalled the support received from the government, representatives of people, donors, friends and parishioners towards the developmental works. He reiterated his faith in God and motivated the parishioners to trust and pray to God for one’s own well-being and others. He thanked each and every one who contributed for the growth of the parish. He specially remembered and thanked the Priests of St Joseph Engineering College and religious sisters – SRA, Bethany, Ursuline and Luciana for their unstinted co-operation, involvement in the overall development of the parish.

He requested the parishioners to keep him in their prayers and support him in his future projects when undertaken, if possible.

Fr Cyprian is a kind hearted person and ever willing to help the needy. He has been a role model for all the sections of the society. He has carved a niche in the minds of the localites irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

The parishioners will always remember him for his contributions and cherish the good memories of past 7 years. They also assured their prayers to Fr Cyprian for his Mission.

Parishioners with enthusiasm and emotion participated in the program keeping the safety regulations in mind.

About St Joseph the Worker Church, Vamanjoor

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