Pakshikere : Golden Jubilee of Shrine and Parish Feast Celebrated
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 10:42 Written by News and Pics.from Lionel Pinto, Kinnigoli Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:42
Pakshikere Church and Shirne of St.Jude completed 50 years of its existence. A Week long celebration with various programes was held to mark this occasssion. Golden Jubilee celebration and Parish feast held today with the theme of ' Pray with faith and confidence and you shall receive it'. Most Rev.Dr. Bernard Moras, of Bangalore was the main celebrant of the feast mass. along with Fr. Alfred Pinto, Vicar Var of Kinnigoli Deanary, and other nearly 25 priest. In his message he said that we have gathered here to thank god for the favours we have received through St.Jude. Prayer is a powerful weapon which can change our live which helps us to live a happier and healthier life.
A stage programe was held after the mass. Most. Rev.Dr. Bernard Moras, presided over the funciton. Sri Sri Sri Vishweshatirtha Sri Padangalavaru, of Pejavara mata of Udupi, Sri.Abayachandra Jain, MLA Mulki Moodbidri area, Rev.Fr. Alfred Pinto, Vicar Vara of Kinnigoli Deanary, Sri. P.M. Ashraf Amsadi, Pakshikere, President SSF Surathkal Division, Sri. Kodethoor Bhuvanabirama Udupa, Editor ' Yugapurusha' of Kinnigoli were the chief Guest. In his message Vishweshatirtha of Pejavara mata said that even though there are many religion there is one God, to whom we should pray with faith and confidence. Law cannot change the society, only with love and forgiveness we can change the society. How we pay tax to government, like that we should pay tax to society by the way of serving to the society. He praised the work of Christian missionaries who is serving our society in different part of the country specially in remote and rural areas. He handed over the keys of the new houses to two families . These houses were sponsered by Mr. John Carnelio of Udupi.
In his presidential speech Most, Rev.Dr. Bernard Moras, while congratulaing the parishioners for organising such a beautiful event. He expressed his opinion that today Christian religious and lay people are not only seving for ourselves but we serve others also. But still why we are heatred by the people? may be this is the reward for our service. In spite of this he adviced the community to do always good to the society.
Donors who donated generously were various projects of the parish were honoured on this Occassion. Special issue of Yatrick the shrine Magazine realeased on the occassion. Fr.Stanly Pereira, Known as the Scripture of Pakshikere Shirne honoured .
Mr.Louis D souza, Vice President of the Parish welcomed the guest and gathering. Mrs.Zita Coutinho, Secretary of the Parish Council, read the list of the donors. Fr.Alban D Souza, Parish Priest of the Church proposed vote of thanks. Prof. Vincent Alva, conducted the programe. Fr.Anil Dsouza, Asst.Parish Priest of the Parish co-ordinated with the programme.