Carmelites open their new centre at St. Estevam
OLD GOA: CARMEL DAN, a centre for holistic growth,
of the Carmelite Friars was blessed by Fr. Eusico
Pereira, Parish Priest of Santo Estevao Church, St.
Estevam at Cupa, St. Estevam. Fr. Archibald
Gonsalves, Superior of the Carmelite Monastery
inaugurated the house and highlighted the purpose of
the Centre. Br. Malvino Alfonso welcomed the
gathering. Caetano Rodrigues and Donatina Fernandes,
donors of the house and others were felicitated at
the hands of Fr. Ronald D’souza, Provincial
Councillor, Karnataka-Goa Province of the
Carmelites. Fr. Pereira in his address,
congratulated the Carmelite Friars and appreciated
their efforts to serve the people.
This centre of the Carmelite Friars which is a
sister-concern of the Carmelite Monastery, Margao
will cater the spiritual, emotional and
psychological needs of the people. It will organise
different programmes for the well-being of the
different groups like parents, teachers, youth,
teens, leaders for the associations etc. Carmelites
are doing similar ministry in Mapusa at the Emmaus
and at Divine Springs at Xellim.
Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, presided over the Solemn
Eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the ward
feast of Cupa, St. Estevam along with Fr. Eusico
Pereira, Parish Priest, Fr. Natalino , Assistant to
the Parish Priest and Fr. Joseph D’souza as
concelebrants. Fr. Mark Furtado preached the homily.