Msgr Leslie Shenoy Donates his ancestral house to Mangalore Diocese
Mangaluru: The house that Msgr Leslie Shennoy was born and brought up “Casa de Padre” at Urwa was donated by his family to Diocese of Mangalore for the purpose of Seminary Formation on 14 May, after the Eucharistic celebration held at the venue. Sr Hilde Garde sister of Msgr Lesslie Shennoy handed over the keys of the house to Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha on behalf of the family.
The Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Msgr Lesslie Shennoy on his 43 rd Priestly ordination Anniversary along with Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza and Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha Bishop of Mangalore.
Bishop Peter Paul preached the homily on Missionary Discipleship, shared the thoughts about the life of St Mathias who was chosen by lot to replace Judas. He also mentioned that this house will be used to form the missionary disciples for the diocese of Mangalore.
After the Mass, a short felicitation programme was held. Msgr Lesslie cut his priestly Anniversary cake. Bishop Peter Paul wished him with a shawl and flowers. Bishop emeritus was felicitated on his 23 rd year of his Episcopal ordination with a garland by the bishop.
Msgr Lesslie Shennnoy thanked all the priests and lay faithful present for the programme.