Mangalore, Aug 4, 2014 : St Christopher Association celebrated their patron saint’s feast at Rosario Cathedral hall, here on Sunday August 3 morning.
Mangalore diocesan vicar Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu was the chief guest of stage programme.
Monsignor Denis felicitated MLA J R Lobo and MLC Ivan D’Souza during the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Monsignor Denis said, ‘We are proud of two Christian representatives MLA J R Lobo and MLC Ivan D’Souza in our midst and they are always keep low profile, work for poor and needy, who are reachable to all,’ said Monsignor Denis.
MLA Lobo said that men’s hostel is essential for the community, as they have come from far-flung areas to earn their livelihood in city. It also provides secured accommodation for working men. He also assured his assistance in this regard.
MLC Ivan D’Souza, being a member in the governing council of St Christopher Association also assured of his mite for the welfare of hostel inmates.
St Christopher Association president Raymond D’Cunha welcomed the gathering. Denis D’Souza proposed vote of thanks. Lancy D’Cunha compered the programme.
The Association member’s children who secured distinctions in studies were awarded cash prizes during the programme.
MACO Society’s directors who are also members of Association were felicitated on the same occasion.
Earlier, Thanksgiving Mass was offered at the Cathedral by parish priest Fr J B Crasta and other clergies. The clergies also blessed the vehicles at the parish premises.
The election for new governing council of St Christopher Association was held later. The honorary president Susheel Noronha conducted the proceedings.
Raymond D’Cunha was re-elected as president, Fracis D’Souza (vice president), Herald D’Souza (secretary), Fr J B Crasta (treasurer and spiritual director), Leena D’Souza and Denis D’Souza (joint secretaries) and Susheel Noronha (honorary president)
Courtesy : Bellevision