May 28, 2017 : Rev Fr Basil Vas, parish priest of Holy Rosary Church Alangar was felicitated in a public function at Samaja Mandir Moodbidri today. The local leaders of all faiths hosted this event for the service of Fr Basil to the society. The President of the Felicitation was Mr K. Abhay Chandra Jain, MLA Mulki-Mudbidri constituency. Local leaders Mr Jagadish Adhikari, Mr Amarnath Shetty, Mr Abulala, Mr Mohan Alva and religious Leaders Msgr Edwin Pinto, Shri Shri Shri Ishwar Bhat were present along with other priests religious and parishioners of parishes of Moodbidri deanery.

Mr Mohan Alva, director of Alva's education trust gave the inaugural address, wishing Fr Basil Vas for his communitarian work in Moodbidri and areas surrounding. To live as a community of human beings one needs love and community spirit is the need of the day and Fr Basil has worked hard towards this cause he said. We need more leaders like him. He wished him well for his future ministry at Madanthyar Parish.

All the leaders present spoke highly of Fr Basil's work especially in the field of education, community building, parish work and inter-religious harmony. They wished him for his future ministry, that he may continue his good work where he is assigned to go and many more places.

Mr P K Thomas, member of Moodbidri Municipality and president of Akrama Sakrama, welcomed the gathering and Mr L J Fernandes of Alva's education trust thanked everyone for their support in making this program a success. The Felicitation ended with everyone present thanking Fr Basil for his services and wished him well for his future ministry.

Felicitation of Fr Basil Vas at Holy Rosary Church Alangar

May 28, 2017 : Rev Fr Basil Vas served as a parish priest of Holy Rosary Church Alangar for the past seven years. The parishioners of Alangar thanked him specially for his services here after the morning Eucharistic celebration today. Fr Kenneth Crasta, Fr Eugene D'Silva CSSR, Mr J Santhosh Rodrigues, vice-president, Mr F Ivan Pinto, Mr Jerald Lobo, religious sisters and all parishioners were present during this felicitation program.

The achievements of Fr Basil Vas during his tenure as a Parish priest here at Alangar were compiled and presented to all present. His work especially with regards to the projects he undertook in building the parish house, renovating the cemetery, new school building, Jubilee stage among other things were lauded. Fr Basil has worked very hard in building up this parish community. Alangar being a small parish has been able to complete works worth over 4crores in these seven years under the leadership of Fr Basil Vas.

Fr Basil is a tireless worker who always running about be it to build the parish through his active involvement in the small Christian communities or the youth by being youthful. He is always seen working for the good of the Parish. In his time St Thomas educational institutions have reached new heights. The parishioners of Alangar are ever grateful for the gift of Fr Basil Vas.

We wish him all the best for his future ministry at Madanthyar. May God bless him and be with him always.

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