Harmony with all Religions is the Need of the Hour – Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha
Mangaluru: “Harmony with all the religions is the need of the hour. As Christians, we have a big responsibility to build society.
Small Christian Community is the foundation for the formation of a good society. It is the ever-flowing spring to build a good rapport with the society. Living together with all the religions should be our motto” said the Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Rt Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha on the occasion of SCC Silver Jubilee closing ceremony at Holy Family Church, Omzoor, Mermajal, Mangalore.
Earlier all the former Priests and Assistant Priests, present Parish Priest Fr Alwyn D’Cunha along with the main celebrant Rt Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha concelebrated the Jubilee Mass. Rev Fr Joachim Fernandes delivered the homily. On this occasion former Parish Priests Fr Xavier Pinto, Fr Andrew D’Souza, Fr Cyril Pinto, Fr Edwin Mascarenhas, Fr Joachim Fernandes, Fr Boniface Pinto and present Priest Fr Alwyn D’Cunha and all the former and present Conveners, Joseph Veigas, Patrick Pinto, James Lewis and Philomena Monteiro were felicitated.
On behalf of the parish, Bishop Rt Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was honoured. As a part of the celebrations, a felicitation was held for the parish couples who celebrated Golden and Silver Jubilee during the last one year. The national awardee by Ministry of Earth Sciences Ronald John Vaz was also honoured. The 25th year was celebrated with a variety of programmes with the leadership of Fr Alwyn D’Cunha.