Outgoing Bishop Dr Aloysius D’Souza Felicitated at Rosario Cathedral

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Outgoing Bishop Dr Aloysius D’Souza Felicitated at Rosario Cathedral

Mangaluru: The outgoing Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza was felicitated at the Rosario cathedral here on September 8. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza was appointed as the 13th Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese on December 18, 1996.

The programme began with an invocation. Assistant Parish Priest Fr Rockey Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Vice President of Rosario Pastoral Parishad C J Simon D’Souza read out the citation.

The Parish Priest along with other priests and committee members felicitated the Bishop with flowers, shawl, memento and a citation.

In his felicitation speech, Bishop Dr Aloysius said, “You have felicitated me and showed your love towards me. Rosario Cathedral is the official church for the Bishop. In this Cathedral, there are Priests and administrators. The Rectors who have served in this cathedral have worked hard to retain the devotion among the parishioners. The present Rector has also worked hard to instil discipline among the children of this parish who are very talented. Parents should inculcate moral values in their children. Priests and Nuns are serving the parishioners to strengthen their faith. All parishioners should join hands to make the children well disciplined”.

Bishop Dr Aloysius further said, “I have got the opportunity to serve the Mangaluru diocese for 22 years. Because of the support from the Priests, nuns and all the parishioners, I have been able to serve the diocese. On September 15, the new Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha will take charge from me. I urge all the parishioners to continue their support to the new Bishop to serve the diocese.”

Dr Aloysius also said, “Bishop-elect Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was a processor in Rome, he is well educated and very humble. Under his leadership, the diocese will grow to greater heights. Today the mass was very meaningful and the liturgy went on well because of the Choir which was very meaningful. I wish all the parishioners a very happy Monti fest. Let Mother Mary bless you all”.

Parish Priest of Rosario Cathedral Fr J B Cratsa, Assistant Priest Fr Flavian Rajkiran Lobo, Principal Rosario PU College Fr Victor D’Souza Fr Anil Fernandes and other priests were also present.

Secretary of Rosario Pastoral Parishad Elizebeth compered the programme and delivered the vote of thanks.

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  1. Thank you so much, dear Bishop Aloysius for all your devotion, sacrifice and efforts towards the Diocese of Mangalore for the past more than twenty years. So much has been accomplished thru your wise leadership. So much of progress has been witnessed in our Catholic Society and beyond.

    We wish you a very happy retirement so that you may relax well and take good care of yourself while the newly elected Bishop Peter Paul will give his very best of leadership to the Diocese. There are so many new challenges ahead of us, and you will be able to render your expertise to the new Bishop and make sure that everything goes well.

    All that we in Mangalore expect is a continued success not only for our Diocese but also to many other religious groups so that a smooth and happy society will continue to prevail all the time. Mangalore is an ideal city where secularism has always been the landmark of our established society. Let us continue to be a role model to many other Dioceses surrounding us.

    May God continue to give you good health and happiness today and always.

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