The Friars of Karnataka Holy Trinity Province celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Priesthood of Fr Bertrand D’cunna at St Anne’s Friary on 9th February 2019. Friars from neighbouring communities, Fr Bertrand’s family members, his friends and the old students were present and participated in this joyous occasion.
Holy Eucharist was celebrated at 10.00 am after which a felicitation ceremony was held at St Anne’s mini hall to appreciate the wonderful works and presence of Fr Bertrand in the Karnataka Province and in St Anne’s Friary. Fr Dolphy Pais - provincial minister, Fr Philip Gonsalves the provincial of Maharastra Province, the former V.G of Mangalore Diocese Fr Denis Moras Prabhu, Fr Lesly Rodrigues from Aurangabad Diocese were present for the Eucharist along with many Capuchins from Karnataka.
Fr Dolphy Devdas raised the toast, Fr Paul Melwyn, the Guardian thanked the gathering and Fr Derick compèred the felicitation program.