Parish feast is an occasion to come together, work together, rejoice and thank the Lord for all the blessings. In other words it is the time to celebrate. I wish all of you a very happy feast. May the Lord bless all of you, through the intercession of our patron “ Guardian Angel”.
Legion of Mary - 2017
The annual programme of Legion of Mary of Angelore Parish was held on 15/10/2017. All the members of Legion together thanked Mother Mary during the Eucharistic celebration at 7.30 a.m. Rev. Fr Mathew Vas presided over the Eucharist.
Sharp at 3.45 p.m. the same evening the cultural program commenced with the Rosary. Later with an invocation dance by the legionaries. All the legionaries performed a variety of programme like skit, jokes and song. In a short formal function a felicitation was arranged for Mrs. Cecilia D’ Souza and Mrs. Jessy Sequeira for their 25 years of dedicated service in the Legion of Mary. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas presided over the function. In his message he congratulated all the legionaries for their dedicated services in the parish. He wished good luck for the coming year.
Sr. Lorna D’ Souza Asst. Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary, the Vice President Mrs. Philomena, the Parish Council Vice President Mr. Roshan Patrao, secretary Mrs. Dora Rodrigues were present on the dais. Legion President Mrs. Maria D’ sa welcomed all the guests and invitees.
CONFRATERNITY SUNDAY, VESPER AND PARISH FEAST - 2017
Sunday the September 24th, 2017, was celebrated as a Confraternity Sunday. Rev.Fr. James D’Souza the Parish priest of Valencia Mangalore was the main celebrant of the Eucharist. Fr. Mathew Vas the Parish priest of Angelore and guest priest Fr. Charles Menezes concelebrated the Eucharist.
EUCHARIST BUILDS THE COMMUNITY’ was the theme of the day. “Jesus is the Bread of Life. Let us honor him who is present in this Eucharist.” Said Fr. James in his introduction of the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, Fr. James stressed that Eucharist at the Last Supper, was the celebration of what Jesus lived in His life. Therefore, it is a celebration of the family, because we are to share what we have with our less fortunate member of the parish. There were no one who was in need in the early Christian Church. The Eucharistic Celebration gets over in the church which is a sign of our Service to our fellow parishioner. This service begins at the end of the Holy Mass. Today there is a longing for love. Let us share that love and time for the lonely and aged. Fight for the justice for those who are weak. Only love and forgiveness will build the relationship in our families, wards, parish and society at large.
PARISH CELEBRATION OF MONTHI FEST 2017
Monthi Fest is always celebrated with great Faith, Fervor and Grandeur. This year too, we all gathered in the morning of 8th September at the campus of church Mary Bai now called as late Jayanth D’ Souza’s compound, where our church was first established in the house of John Coelho. Before starting the Liturgical ceremony at 8.30 am vicar Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas remembered late Jayanth respectfully and lovingly. A minute’s silent prayer was offered for the vibrant fellow who was going around clicking the snaps on the same occasion.
Before blessing the new corn, the word of God was presented by Fr. Arthur Menezes Ofm Cap. The new corn was blessed by the vicar and the flowers were offered to Infant Mary by the children.
ELDERS’ DAY - 2017
On 27th August 2017 The Catholic Sabha of the parish organized the Elders day. Nearly 150 senior citizens, above 65 years of age took part in the programme.
The celebration started with special mass at 11.00A.M followed by a short stage programme. The president of the Catholic Sabha, Ms. Philomena Tauro welcomed the gathering. One of the Senior citizen of the parish Ms. Philomena D’ Souza (Retired office superintendent, D.D.P.I, Education Dept.) was the chief guest. In her message she appreciated the activities of the Sabha, and its concern towards the elders’ in bringing them together to spend a day happily.
The Parish priest, Fr. Mathew Vas extended the greetings of the day and wished all elders good health and happiness. He also congratulated the Catholic Sabha for organizing the function.