All for you Lord!

The two Secular Carmelite Communities at Margao, had been eagerly waiting for the visit of the Provincial, when we could have the Promises and Rite of Admission. We thank God the Almighty for giving us the possibility of coming together on the 25th of July, 2020. Since the Civil Administration in Goa has permitted only very small gatherings for religious services, we had to limit the celebration only to a few participants.

Rev. Fr. Pius James D’Souza, presided over the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration and received the Definitive Promise of the following:
Members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Community:
1. Seraphina Lobo of St. Teresa of Los Andes
2. Judith Pereira of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
3. Joaquim Rebello of St. Teresa of Los Andes
4. Sebastian Mendes of St. Joseph
5. Rose Mendes of St. Mary of Jesus Crucified
6. Agnes D’Silva of St. John of the Cross
7. Savio Pereira of St. Simon Stock

Member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Community:
1. Mabel Dias Carneiro of St. Teresa Margaret Redi

We congratulate these eight members who have taken a bold step, after a long and fruitful period of formation and discernment. The whole liturgy was live-streamed on the You-Tube Channel, for the benefit of the relatives, friends and other faithful who could not be present.

Soon after the Holy Mass, there was a short felicitation programme, where a brief profile of each of those who made their Definitive Promise was enumerated by Mrs. Martha Pereira. Fr. Provincial wished them on behalf of the Province and Fr. Silvestre D’Souza, the Superior and Spiritual Assistant of St Therese of the Child Jesus Community, spoke a few words in the name of the local community of friars. The new batch of postulants sang a wishing song specially composed for the occasion.

Fr. Jeevan Tauro, the Spiritual Assistant of Mount Carmel Community prepared the candidate through a Recollection on the previous day, followed by Confessions.

The two presidents, Mrs. Elizabeth Santos and Mr. Roy Rodrigues along with the Council oversaw all the arrangements of the liturgy, which went on smoothly. Special thanks also to the two Directors of formation, Mrs. Carol Mascarenhas and Mrs. Effie Viegas for guiding the candidates for this big and special day. We fondly remembered two former Director of Formation: Mr. Oliver and Mr. Leslie Santimano, who passed away recently.

The Rite of Induction and Temporary Promises of some other members will be held later, when the situation is more conducive for a larger participation.


Copyright © 2006   KG Carmelite Province, Bangalore

You are visitor No. :

Powered By : Business Online, Bangalore