By Fr Stephen Dsouza, Capuchin
Divine Mercy feast was celebrated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangaluru on 24th April 2022 at 10.30 am. Fr Richard Coelho, Director of Fr Muller’s Hospital presided over the Holy Eucharist.
Earlier at 9.30 am, Fr Richard Quadras, animator of the retreat centre conducted Holy adoration. Eucharistic Procession was organized around St Anne’s Friary. Newly renovated St Anthony shrine was blessed during the procession. During the mass, Fr Richard Coelho preached about the origin of Divine Mercy Sunday & abundant Mercy of God quoting several scripture passages.
The Capuchins namely, Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza, Superior of St Anne’s Friary; Fr Richard Quadras, Animator of Divine Mercy Centre Bejai; Fr Prem Dsouza, Fr Lancy Rebello, Fr Fedrick Rodrigues, Fr Rupert Barboza, Fr Francis Fernandes & Fr Prakash Colaco graced the occasion by their gracious presence.
During the Thanksgiving speech, Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza, the Guardian of St Anne’s Friary thanked Fr Richard Coelho for officiating the mass, Fr Richard Quadras the animator of Divine Mercy for beautifully organizing nine days novena and for all the arrangements of the feast. On this occasion choir group members, the core committee members of Divine Mercy, some of the Benefactors and well-wishers were honoured. He appreciated friars of St Anne’s for their support and encouragement. Mr Richard Dsouza was honoured on the stage for helping out in getting the building completion certificate of Portiuncula Chapel.
After the Eucharistic celebration, a Festal meal was offered for all the devotees of Divine Mercy.