Report by Fr Stephen Dsouza, Capuchin

The Divine Mercy feast was celebrated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangaluru on 11th April 2021 at 10.30 am.  Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Aloysius Paul Dsouza,  Diocese of Mangalore, was the principal celebrant of the day. 

Earlier at 9.30 am, Fr Richard Quadras, animator of the retreat centre conducted Holy hour (Adoration), praying for all the sick and suffering. During the Eucharistic celebration, Bishop Aloysius preached a beautiful homily on Mercy of God. He said “God’s mercy is explained in three parables of the New Testament. The parable of Prodigal son, Lost sheep and the lost coin. God’s Mercy abundantly flows to us, through His only son Jesus Christ who died on the Cross, for the sake of humanity.”

The Capuchins namely, Fr Richard Quadras, Animator of Divine Mercy Centre Bejai, Fr Chetan Lobo, PRO of Udupi Diocese, Fr Peter Cyprian the Provincial Counsellor, Fr Jeevan Dmello the Novice Master, Fr Denis Veigas, Fr Prakash Lobo, Fr Roshan Herald Dsouza, Fr Lancy Rebello, Fr Prem Dsouza, Fr Prakash Colaco, Fr Stephen Dsouza, Fr Bertrand and Fr Fredrick Rodrigues graced this occasion by their gracious presence. 

During the Thanksgiving speech, Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza, the guardian of St Anne’s Friary thanked the Bishop for officiating the mass. Bishop was also felicitated as he celebrates his episcopal ordination of silver jubilee on 15th May. Fr Melwyn thanked Fr Richard Quadras the animator of Divine Mercy for beautifully organizing nine days novena and for all the arrangements of the feast. He also thanked the choir group, the core committee members of Divine Mercy, all the benefactors, well-wishers and the friars of St Anne’s for their support and encouragement. 

After the Eucharistic celebration, a Festal meal was offered for all the devotees of Divine Mercy. 

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