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St Vincent Ferrer Church , Valencia celebrated 28th Konkani day on Aug 23, 2020. At 6.30am, mass was celebrated by Parish Priest Fr Roque D’Sa.

After the Eucharistic celebration, Konkani flag was hoisted at 7.30am. The guest for this event was Rev. Dr Paul Melwyn D’Souza OFM, Superior of St Ann's Friary, Jail Road Bejai. After hoisting the flag, a beautiful message was conveyed by Fr Paul. He mentioned “Konkani has become one of the national language of India which is a proud moment for the Konkani speaking people. He stressed on the need to learn and speak Konkani. He urged the youth and kids to speak Konkani so that Konkani will always remain lively”.

Parish Priest Fr Roque felicitated Fr Paul with a shawl and Youth welfare and cultural committee secretary Steevan Rodrigues felicitated him with a garland on being appointed as the new Episcopal Vicar for religious.

Beautiful Konkani day song was sung by ICYM Members. Leslie D’Souza compered the program. 

Asst Parish Priest Fr Lancy D’Souza, Resident Priest Fr Joswin D’Souza, Parish Council Secretary Rita Menezes were present for the program.

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