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Mangaluru , Oct 2 : The Annual Parish Feast of Guardian Angel Church was celebrated in an atmosphere of devotion and gaiety here on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Prior to the solemn concelebrated Festal Mass, Fr. William Menezes, the parish priest distributed the ‘Candles of Honour’ to all the members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Gurkars and Representatives of the wards, presidents of different parish associations, those who had contributed towards the feast and also the sponsors of the annual feast. Mr. Roshan Patrao, the Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council and Mrs. Dora Rodrigues, the Secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council, read out the list of names.
Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Mangaluru celebrated the Solemn Festal Mass. Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro preached the Homily. V Rev Fr Matthew Vas, Rev Fr Benjamin Pinto, Rev Fr James Dsouza, Rev Fr Denis Dsouza, Rev Fr Victor Dsouza, Rev Fr Vijay Lobo, Rev Fr Benjamin Dsouza and others were present.
Rev Fr William Menezes greeted the priests and the parishoners and he thanked everyone for the contribution, participation and their co-operation.
Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza extended the festal greetings to Fr William Menezes, the parish priest and all the parishioners.
A number of devotees were found lighting candles near the statue of Guardian Angel in front of the church. The stall of the ICYM with varieties of lucky games was the chief attraction of the feast revelers.