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Jan 31 : The annual parish feast of St Vincent Ferrer Church Valencia was celebrated in an atmosphere of devotion on Sunday, 31st January 2021.

Prior to the solemn mass, Fr Roque D’Sa , the parish priest distributed ‘Candles of Honour’ to all the members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Gurkars, Ward Representatives, Presidents of various parish associations, people those who have contributed towards the feast and also the sponsors of the annual feast. David Pais, vice president of the Parish Pastoral Council read out the list of names.

Fr James D’Souza former parish priest of Valencia and current parish priest of St Joseph the Worker Church Vamanjoor celebrated the solemn festal mass and preached the homily. In his homily , he mentioned how Jesus teaches us how to be responsible in life and the way Jesus made use of the powers given by the father to him.The way he preached in the synagogue, he preached as a responsibility assigned to him. Jesus also told demons power is nothing in front of the power what he has in him.

Parish Priest Fr Roque D’Sa , Assistant PP Fr Lancy D’Souza, Fr Vincent Menezes from St Zuze Vaz Home , FMMCH Administrator Fr Rudolf Ravi D’Sa, FMMCH Asst Administrator Fr Nelson Dheeraj Pais, Judicial Vicar of Mangalore Diocese Fr Walter D’Mello, Padua College Principal Fr Alwyn Serrao, Fr William Barracas, Fr Sebastian from Karwar Diocese, Fr Albert Menezes were the cocelebrants.

Fr James extended the festal greetings to the priests and all the parishioners. Parish Priest greeted the parishioners and thanked everyone for their contribution, participation and co-operation.