SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY PARISH CONFERENCE 2017
“Though we are created in the image of God, it is distorted by the original sin. The main aim of our Small Christian Communities is to set right that image. This is a continuous process and not a single days work.” So said Fr. Joachim Fernandes who was the resource person for the session held at the Small Christian Community Parish Conference organized in the Angelore Parish Hall on Friday, the 25th of August 2017.
The Gist of the teaching by Fr. Joachim Fernandes is, -The Holy Trinity lives in a community. Jesus lived in a community during his life on earth. The Apostles and early Christians lived in a community and shared everything with one another. We are the instruments of the Holy Spirit. Because we don’t allow the spirit to work in us, we don’t participate in the meetings of Small Christian Community in the ward.
CATECHISM INAUGURAL 2017
June 11th, 2017 witnessed the inauguration of the Catechism classes. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas presided over the Eucharistic celebration. The teachers as well as the children equally participated in the liturgy.
Many more present for the celebration, who never wanted to miss the occasion. At the end it was a beautiful and memorable day which every person cherished.
POLICE PUBLIC MEET - 2017
On Sunday, 4th june 2017, the Catholic Sabha of the Angelore Parish organized a ‘Police – Janasamparka Sabhe” (Police public meet) in the church hall at 8.45 a.m.
Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas, the Parish Priest presided over the meet and Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh Mr. Anil Lobo was the chief guest
Mr. Ravi Naik, the Mangalore city police Inspector Kankanady branch and Mr. Suresh Kumar the traffic Inspector, Kadri Mangalore were the main speakers.
HOLY COMMUNION - 2017
With lots of enthusiasm and devotion 25 of our children received Holy Communion on 7th May 2017. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas was the main celebrant, Rev. Fr. Rahul Dexter D’ Souza preached a meaningful sermon. Rev. Fr. Joel Vas, Rev. Fr. Patrick Rodrigues and Rev. Fr Harald D’ Souza were concelebrant. The liturgy was beautifully done by the little angels of our Parish. Sr. Christine took the initiative to teach catechism and prepare the little ones for the Holy Communion.
EASTER – 2017
On Easter day, all the faithful had gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Easter celebration began at 7 P.M. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes presided over the Eucharist, Fr Mathew Vas and Fr Rahul D’ Souza were the concelebrants
GOOD FRIDAY – 2017
Good Friday was observed in silence with faithful making visits to the church from morning 6.30 A.M and way of the cross was 11.00 A.M
The service began at 5.30p.m., a day commemorated Jesus passion and death. Sermon was preached by Rev.Fr. Rahul D’ Souza, following the veneration of the cross. Congregation had gathered in huge numbers.
MAUNDY THURSDAY 2017
The celebration of the Eucharist began at 7.00 p.m. in the church premises. A day where Eucharist & priesthood was instituted was solemnly remembered and celebrated. The washing of the feet of the 12 apostles sent ripples to every person’s heart as to what every catholic is called to do.
Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas presided over the Eucharist. Rev. Fr. Rahul D’ Souza was the co-celebrant. Rev. Dn. Dixon D’ Souza preached the sermon. The blessed host was adored at the end.
GUARDIAN ANGEL CHURCH SABHA BHAVAN INAUGURAL
Another chapter was written in the books of Guardian Angel Church as the newly constructed AC hall was inaugurated by Mr. Oscar Fernandes Member of Rajya Sabha. Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’ Souza blessed and presided over the function . Other dignitaries were Mr. J.R. Lobo, M.L.A, Mr. Keshava M. corporator, V. Rev. Ser. Metilda Monteiro, provincial Superior sisters of charity, Mr. Gafur, Chairman Minority Development corporation and Mrs. Blossom Fernandes. The Guardian Angel Church Sabha Bhavan is the first of its kind with 700 seating capacity.
Around 500 of our parishioners were present to witness the grand opening of the A.C hall. Finally a dream came true for everyone who worked in and out for the betterment of the parish.
CONFIRMATION ON 25.03.2017
The sacrament of confirmation was received by 35 teenagers of our Guardian Angel Church. Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, Bishop of Mangalore administered the sacrament to them. Prior to the mass, he instructed the young minds with regard to their faith and how one should nurture the promptings of the holy spirit. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas the parish priest and Rev. Fr. Rahul D’ Souza the Asst. Parish Priest celebrated the Eucharistic celebration.
CATECHISM DAY 2017
Keeping this aim in mind we commenced our catechism classes. The seed of God’s Mercy was sown in the hearts of children through creative and meticulous catechism classes. Our catechism classes concluded with the Holy Eucharist at 9.00 a.m., celebrated by Rev. Fr. Rahul D’Souza.
Later at 10.15.a.m. students staged a short cultural programme. Various themes based on the importance of Sunday Catechism, Unity in family life,Gospel parables, Culture of Konkani through dance, songs and skits were the hallmark of the day. Most of the items were presented in Konkani. The annual Report was presented to the parents by the co-ordinator. Sr. Lorna, Fr. Mathew Vas the parish priest delivered the message to the parents and all the gathering regarding the importance of faith and the Gospel values that need to be instilled in the children. He thanked all the catechism teachers. Mr. Roshan Patrao the vice president and Mrs. Dora Rodrigues the secretary parish pastoral council were present for the Programme. Finally prizes were distributed to the children for their good performance in the Exams. Refreshments were served to all.
CHRISTMAS – 2016
Christmas carols were sung at 7.00 p.m. followed by a solemn mass at 7.30 p.m. Rev. Fr. Derick D’ Souza O.F.M was the main celebrant, who gave a beautiful sermon which indeed touched the hearts of the congregation gathered.
Housie – housie was conducted after the mass by the Angelore Youth Movement (AYM) and cake is distributed to all.
CHRISTMAS SOUHARDA EVENING – 2016
On December 13th at 6.00 p.m. Christmas souharda was called in the name of fellowship, which had brethren from other faith to celebrate Christmas and share the message of Christ.
Parish priest welcomed every person gathered for the program. Carols were sung by the youth of the parish. An Occasion was given to the people gathered to speak on the same as to share their sentiments about Christmas.
Members of Parish Pastoral Parishad were also present. More glitter was added by playing some party games. At the end Christmas sweets (Kuswar) was distributed to the guests.
BAAL ANGELORE – 2016
The much awaited “ BAAL ANGELORE” was held on 13th November, 2016 at Guardian Angel Church Hall, an event organized by the Angelore Youth Movement on the occasion of Children’s day.
A total of 15 contestant participated in ther event Mr. Pradeep D’ Souza Asst. Director Youth Empowerment and sports Department Govt. of Karnataka was the chief guest for the evening Mr. Alwyn D’ Sa , Mrs Flora Castelino and Mrs. Asha D’ Souza were the judges for the event.
Legion Of Mary - Annual day 2016
The Annual programme of the Legion of Mary was held on 23/10/2016 at Angelore Church. All the Legionaries together thanked Mother Mary during the Eucharistic celebration at 7.30 A.M. Rev. Fr. Mathew was presided over the Eucharist.
The cultural programe commenced at 3.40 P.M. the same evening with the Rosary. All the Legionaries performed a variety of cultural programmes like news reading, skit, Action song dance and Kavali. A short formal function was arranged. Rev. Fr. Mathew Parish Priest presided over the function and gave a wonderful message to all gathered and congratulated and wished all the Legion members for their dedication and service in the Parish.
PARISH FEAST 2016
The Feast of our patron Guardian Angel was celebrated on 02 nd October 2016 @ 10.30 A.M. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas, the parish priest as a mark of service, gave the candles to the Parish council members.
Rev. Fr. Valerian S. D’ Souza Parish Priest of Milagres Church presided over the Eucharistic celebration. Other 14 priests from far and near joined for concelebration. The Angelic singing led by Mr. Melwin Peris and the group added beauty and resplendence.
Angelore Vespers - 2016
Besp (known as vespers) a day before the feast was well participated by the parishioners of Angelore at 6.30p.m. in the evening. Rev. Fr. Clifford Fernandes presided over the ceremony. Word of God was the key factor for the evening. This Homily emphasized as to how God’s word has touched our lives. Thus enabling us to give thanks to the almighty.
Finally the benediction was given to all. Stalls were open with variety of games organized by the AYM (Angelore Youth Movement).
Confraternity Sunday - 2016
To show our oneness with our own brothers and sisters as parishioners, confraternity sunday was observed on 25/09/2016 at 5.30 p.m with a Eucharistic celebration.
The Holy mas was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Vincent V. Menezes parish Priest of Paldane. A meaningful sermon was given by him in which he laid emphasis on every member being the the servant and a caretaker of his brother and sister.
NATIVITY FEAST 2016
A sunny morning, children with their flowers in their hand and all added to the glitter of the feast of our nativity of our mother blessing of the New crop (Novem) was held at our church which was first established (Now known as Church Mary’s compound) where after the procession was taken out from the location.
The Holy Mass was presided over by Rev. Fr Rahul Dexter D’ Souza, Rev. Fr Mathew Vas shared the word with a beautiful sermon. Rev. Fr Charles Menezes concelebrated.
Teachers’ Day celebration - 2016
Teachers are the backbone of a nation. Their selfless service shapes the future of the children and thereby that of the country. Carrying forward the tradition of honouring the pillars of our nation, Teachers’ Day was celebrated on behalf of the parish by the Angelore unit of Catholic Sabha on 4th September 2016.
The day was marked by celebrating the Holy Eucharist in the morning and a short cultural programme thereafter. The retired and serving teachers of the parish led the liturgy. After the mass, a programme was held at the church hall.
YOUTH SAMAVESH 2016
An effort was made from the part of the Youth Committee to bring together all the youngsters of the Guardian Angel Church Angelore, those who fell into the age group of 18 to 28.
“ Youth café “ was the theme chosen. Altogether 74 youngsters keenly took part with lot of energy, flare and fervor. Fr. Ronald D’ Souza the Diocesan ICYM Director along with Mr. Joel Concessao saw into the event thus making it a nostalgic one. Discussion, Debate and decision were the hallmark of the program.
INAUGURATION OF SUNDAY CATECHISM 2016
June 5th, 2016 witnessed the inauguration of the Catechism classes. Rev. Fr. Rahul Dexter D’ Souza presided over the Eucharistic celebration. The teachers as well as the children equally participated in the liturgy.
Many more present for the celebration, who never wanted to miss the occasion. At the end it was a beautiful and memorable day which every person cherished.
HOLY COMMUNION 2016
With lots of enthusiasm and devotion 23 of our children received Holy Communion on 1st May 2016. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas was the main celebrant, Rev. Fr. Eugene D’ Silva, CSSR preached a meaningful sermon. The liturgy was beautifully done by the little angels of our Parish. Sr. Christine took the initiative to teach catechism and prepare the little one’s for the Holy Communion
Angelore Summer Camp 2016
Summer Camp was held this year from April 11th to 14th. Almost 155 children participated and also it was the highest number recorded. The resource people were Fr. Vijay Machado (Director of DBCLC), Fr. Rahul D’ Souza Asst. parish priest, Mrs. Savita Pereira and Jyothi Dais
Easter Sunday 2016
On Easter day all the faithful had gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Easter celebration began at 7 P.M. Fr Matthew Vas presided over the Eucharist, Fr Rahul D’Souza and Fr Charles Menezes were the concelebrants
Good Friday 2016
Good Friday was observed in silence with faithful making visits to the church from morning 6.30 A.M until the evening ceremony which commenced at 5.30 P.M
The faithful had gathered in large number to observe the day. The ceremony was presided over by Fr Rahul D’Souza and Fr Matthew Vas assisted the same.
Maundy Thursday 2016
The Holy Week Ceremony at Guardian Angel Church, Angelore, was a beautiful event. Maundy Thursday mass began at 7 P.M. with Fr Matthew Vas being the main celebrant and Fr Rahul D’Souza the concelebrant. The main celebrant washed the feet of 12, of whom 5 were men, 5 women and 2 religious.
The church was left open until midnight for prayer and worship.
Angelore Catechism Day - 2016
"Let us learn to live a Life filled with Faith and offer ourselves to a committed Life".
Keeping this aim in mind we began our catechism classes. The seed of faith was sown in the hearts of children through creative and meticulous catechism classes. Catechism classes saw the conclusion with the Holy Eucharist at 9.30 A.M., celebrated by Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo. In his homely he highlighted the importance of Catechism, the Word of God and of the Sacrament of Confession.
Christmas Get Together 2015
Christmas get together was held with those brothers and sisters of other faith on 23/12/2015 at 6.00 p.m. in the church hall.
Christmas carols were sung under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Rahul D’ Souza. Mind blowing games and entertainment by Mrs. Judy D’ Souza and Mrs. Dora Rodrigues. The compere of the day was Mr. Albert Lasrado.
ELDER’S DAY CELEBRATION 2015
The aged are the treasure of our families and in order to honour them, the Catholic Sabha of the Angelore Parish organized 'The Senior Citizens’ Day' in the Parish on Sunday, the 13th December 2015 for the elders above 65 years of age.
The celebration started with the Holy Mass at 11.45 A.M. Our Past Asst. Parish Priest, Fr. Frank Rodrigues offered the mass and his homily with the message touched everone’s heart.
Baal Angelore - 2015
CLC Angelore as it always does conducted the Kids Talent Show ”Baal Angelore” on the Occasion of its Parish Feast on October 4th 2015. It was a special occasion as the team were conducting the Event on the Open Grounds of the Guardian Angel, Church, Angelore, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Event.
Guardian Angel Church Feast - 2015
The feast of Guardian Angels was celebrated with much energy and spirit. The day witnessed the members of parish council receiving candles as a mark of honour and respect from the parish priest Rev. Fr Matthew Vas.
Confraternity Sunday - 2015
It was a great and pleasant evening for all the parishioners of Angelore as they celebrated the confraternity Sunday with a feeling of brotherhood coupled with joy and love.
The mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr Clifford Fernandes, Professor of St Joseph’s Seminary. His thought provoking sermon stir the spirits of every gathered person in the church. After mass the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and taken in procession all the way to Capitanio School premises. Final blessing at the same place saw the conclusion of the entire ceremony. Large number of parishioners gave witness to the Lord by silently proclaiming to the people in the vicinity, Jesus as the master and saviour.
Teacher's Day - 2015
The Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 6th of September, by the catholic sabha members. The Holy Mass was presided over by Rev. Fr Matthew vas, the Parish Priest. The liturgy was conducted by the teachers themselves. After the mass the gathering saw 60 teachers being present for the celebration.
The Chief guest of the day was Mrs Philomena Tauro, from Angelore. a retired teacher who spent 40 years in teaching career in various capacities. In her talk she said that a teacher never retires, so also learning and teaching keep going.
Community Day - 2015
The ‘Community Day’ of the Angelore Parish was held on 3 rd May 2015. Three events were held as prelude to the Day. A variety of games were held for children on 12 th April 2015 and for adults on 19 th April 2015. The grand precursor to the Day was the procession of food grains – called ‘Vojyacho Purshanv’ – held on 1 st May 2015. The members of all wards of the parish assembled at the residence of Mr. Mr. J. D’ Souza, which served as the Church during the infancy of the parish. The parishioners brought rice, onions, chillies, gherkins, garlic, and such other items for the food to be prepared the next day. The grand procession took off at 6.00 p.m. and the groceries received and blessed by the parish priest Fr. Mathew Vas at the church all.
Guardian Angel Church Feast - 2014
We the Parishioners of Guardian Angel Church, angelore Gathered together on October 2nd, the Eucharistic Table to give thanks to god for all the good things we have received from our patron Guardian Angel. Rev. Fr. Clifford Fernandes professor at St Joseph’s Seminary was the main celebrant and 20 priests concelebrated during the Holy Eucharist.
The Liturgy and Homely was on the theme of the feast. Let us be the angels of Reconciliation like Guardian Angels. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas the parish priest thanked each and every one for their support to make this day joyous one.
Confraternity Sunday - 2014
The Parish community of Guardian Angel Church Angelore, gathered together around the Eucharistic Table on Sunday the 28th September 2014 at 5.30 p.m. Rev. Fr. Sunil Pinto the Assistant Parish Priest of Bejai Parish was the main celebrant. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas the parish priest and Rev. Fr. Deepak Leo D’Sa Asst Parish Priest concelebrated the theme of the day was Eucharist is the ocean of love and the source of forgiveness..”
After the Solemn mass there was the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Thereafter the Eucharistic procession was held from the church to capitanio high school ground. A Prayer of dedication was led by the head of the parish families i.e. Vicar Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas.
Angelore Football Cup - 2014
Indian Catholic Youth Movement of Guardian Angels church, Angelore organized a football match on 20 and 21st September at Nehru Maidan.
It was inaugurated on 20th September Saturday at 10:30 a.m by Rev. Fr. Deepak D’sa and Mr. Lancy Monteiro.
24 parishes took part in this sporting event. Final match was played between Valencia and Ranipura which resulted in the victory of Valencia parish. Ranipura parish were the Runners-up.
Nativity Feast - 2014
The Anjelore parishioners flocked to the old church premises which is now the residence of Mr. Jayanth and Mrs. Josphine D’Souza for the blessing of the new corn and offering of the flowers to Infant Mary on September 8th 2014.
Teacher's Day - 2014
The Catholic Sabha of Angelore Parish celebrated the ‘Teacher’s Day’ on Sunday, the 7 th September 2014. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vas the Parish Priest celebrated the 7.30 a.m. Holy Mass in which teachers themselves conducted the liturgy.
Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Principal, St. Joseph Degree College, Jeppu, was the chief Guest of the day. In his message he said that teachers are like burning candles who not only guide young minds but also toil and moil to shape the bright future of the students.