A memorable day for the OCDS, Mira Road.
On 14th December 2018, the Solemnity of St John of the Cross was
indeed a day to remember as 5 members took the Definitive
Promises, 22 members took Temporary Promises and 11 menbers
entered the Novitiate.
It all started at 7 pm with a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration by
Provincial Delegate, Fr Rovel D’Souza, being the main celebrant
alongwith Parish Priest Fr Melvin D’Cunha, Fr Lancy D’Souza and
Fr Lawrence D’Cunha, Spiritual Assistants of English and Konkani
OCDS and with guest priest Fr Peter as co-celebrants.
After the homily the candidates took their promise of Chastity,
Poverty, Obedience and to live the life of the Beatitudes in the
presence of the Celebrants and the Congregation. The candidates
were then vested with the Scapulars. The ceremony was meaningful
The mass ended with the Choir and parishioners singing a
felicitation song and the Salve Regina for the OCDS members. The
event was captured on camera with photographs taken to remember
this great day.
We thank Almighty God for the graces He has bestowed on us
during the formation period and also our Spiritual Assistants
for helping us to grow spiritually, guiding, supporting us with
prayers for all that we are today.
The day ended by the Carmelite Fathers arranging a fellowship
dinner. We thank all our Parish Carmelite Fathers for coming
together as one family and for making this day a memorable one
for all of us.