By Fr Franklin D'Souza

Shivamogga, Sept 19 : St. Joseph the Worker Church, Paper Town, Bhadravati, Diocese of Shimoga celebrated silver jubilee of "Nirmala Mathe Presidium" Legion of Mary on September 18, 2022.

At 8:30am Diocesan Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary Rev. Fr Franklin D'Souza celebrated Holy Eucharist together with Rev. Fr Sonychan SDB and Rev. Fr. Jomy P. SDB Assistant Parish Priest. In his homily he stressed the values of the Gospel inculcated by Mother Mary. How she became a role model for all of us. He thanked God for the last twenty five years of blessings upon the Legion of Mary of the Parish. Fr Jomy P. SDB thanked Fr Franklin D'Souza on behalf of Parish Priest Fr Dominic Christuraj SDB. All prayed for the speedy recovery of the ailing Parish Priest.

At 10:30am a short program was organised at the Church hall. Together with Fr Franklin D'Souza, Legion of Mary Diocesan President Mr. Anthony Dias, Parish President Mrs. Rose Mary and Fr Sonychan and Deanery representative Mrs. Alphonsa lighted the lamp and inaugurated the stage program. Parish Council Secretary Mr. Selvaraj was the MC.

Fr Franklin D'Souza addressed the gathering and encouraged them. Legion of Mary felicitated all the leaders and all those who rendered selfless service through Legion of Mary. Mrs. Roseline thanked all those who helped to make the program a success.

At the end of the program Adoration was led by Fr Franklin D'Souza and blessed the Legionaries. Meals were served for all.