Release Programme of Invitation card of Catholic Maha Samavesha
Mangaluru: The Invitation card release programme of Catholic Samavesha 2020 was held at Bishop’s House on Tuesday, January 14. The programme began with a hymn invoking God’s blessing. President of Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh Rolfy D’Costa delivered the welcome address, followed by the inauguration of the invitation release done by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru diocese, along with Fr Maxim Noronha, vicar general of Mangaluru diocese and Fr Binoy Joseph, representative of Bishop of Beltangady diocese, who were the guests of honour, in the presence of Rolfy D’Costa.
Dr Peter Paul Saldanha invoked the blessings of the Almighty before inaugurating the invitation release. He also wished all the best for the event and gave his message. The Bishop also said that he will attend the Samavesha on February 2 at Mandanthyar and also asked all the audience to be present at the programme. Fr J B Crasta, vicar vara, Episcopal city zone, Fr Mathew Vaz, spiritual director of Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh, Joel Mendonsa, convener Samavesha Samiti, Fr Ronald D’Souza, director ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Fr Basil Vas, priest Sacred Heart church Mandanthyar, Leon Saldanha, president ICYM, Mangaluru diocese and Terry Pais, president Sthree Mandali, Mangaluru diocese were present.
Fr Binoy Joseph, representative of Belthangady diocese, wished the event all the best and assured the cooperation of Belthangady diocese for the programme at Madanthyar. Convener of the event Joel Mendonsa proposed the vote of thanks, and the programme was compered by Walter Moniz.