Blessing of the Renovated Chapel @ Kadaganchi
November 3, 2021 Wednesday is a day to be ruminated and accredited as the blessing of the renovated chapel which is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place at Kadaganchi, one of the mission stations of the Province. The blessing ceremony commenced at 10-30 am. The cutting of the ribbon was done by the Definitor General Rev. Fr Pius James D’Souza after which the Holy Mass was presided over by Most Rev. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga along with the Provincial Rev. Fr George Santhumayor, the Provincial Councillors, the community friars and the priests from the neighbouring mission centres. The Bishop blessed the renovated Church and appreciated the good work of the Carmelites. The Definitor General in his homily highlighted the recent synod and catechised the gathering regarding the new synod and summarised the role of the people in three points – Communion, Participation and Mission which are essential ingredients to be the members of the Church. The choir was animated by Dn. Babusha Rodrigues. After the mass, a short felicitation programme was organised where Fr Sandeep Goveas compeered the programme. The Bishop, Definitor and the Provincial were felicitated and honoured. Fr Prakash D’Cunha introduced the new book written by Fr Ligoury Crasta “Minding your Mind – A practical self-counselling guide for everyday problems” and the Bishop, Definitor and Provincial released the book and appreciated the hard work of Fr Liguory Crasta. The Superior, Fr Liguory proposed the vote of thanks and in a special way thanked Fr Prakash D’Cunha, Councillor for Temporalities who was instrumental in the completion of the renovated chapel. He also thanked the contractor, architect, workers and the village panchayat leader. Besides this he expressed the sentiments of gratitude to Fr Sandeep Goveas, Deacons Babusha Rodrigues and Ronald Furtado and Julian Pinto, teachers and the non-teaching staff of the school. After the programme all the invitees partook in the fellowship meal which was prepared by the community of Kadaganchi.

In the evening, at 4-30 pm the foundation stone for the new monastery of Carmelgiri, Kadaganchi was blessed by the Provincial Rev. Fr George Santhumayor. The Definitor General, the Councillors and the community friars were present.

The K.G. Province is grateful to the community of Kadagachi for the mighty share towards the renovation of the chapel and congratulates Fr Liguory for bringing out his maiden book – “Minding your Mind”.

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