At the very outset, I wish you a Happy New Year 2015. We have begun the New Year venerating Mother Mary, Mother of God on the first day of the year. Let us pray for her intercession in all the days of the year. The year 2015 is dedicated to Consecrated Life in the Church. It has been the tradition in the church to have the services of a dedicated and consecrated band of men and women whom we call religious. Due to various charisms trying to reflect the life of Jesus, different Congregations and Orders were born. They have served the church and the humanity in a particular way as per the charisms of their religious institute. The Church has to be awakened to see the kind of services they render to us.

We have adopted a Pastoral Plan for three years under the auspices of the Diocesan Pastoral Parishad. Eight committees have come into existence with a particular stress on different objectives. We started this work in the year 2014 and we will continue with the past experience with greater vigour in the year 2015 also. In all the deaneries, the work of the committees has begun. I am sure all the parishes have constituted the committees to take up the services at the local level. The Central Committees of the Diocesan Pastoral Parishad and the deanery committees are ready to assist the parish committees. Please take the assistance of these committees.

I request you to participate in the annual Eucharistic procession. I wish that all the Priests of the Episcopal and City Varados join the concelebrating at 4 p.m. at Milagres Church followed by the procession to Rosario.

I wish you a Happy New Year and the blessings of Jesus born at Bethlehem.

 

- Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza

Bishop of Mangalore

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