Fr Patrick celebrates 50 years as a priest
On December 23, 2022, Fr Patrick Lobo, celebrated the golden jubilee of Priesthood and his selfless service to the Church and Society. Fr. George Santhumayor, Provincial; Fr. Valerian Lobo, brother of Fr Patrick Lobo; Fr. James Dsouza, City Deanery Dean; Fr. Michael Santhumayor, Carmelite Priests and Brothers from Carmel Hill, Asha Deepa, Carmel Ashram, Ryshivana, and Sadbhavana were present. At 5 p.m., the jubilarian celebrated the mass along with 28 priests and the faithful. Fr. Santhumayor delivered an inspiring homily. At the conclusion of the Mass, Parish Priest Fr. Ivan D'Souza wished Fr. Patrick Lobo and thanked everyone.

Following the mass, there was a Felicitation Program in the Parish Hall. The programme began with a prayer song performed by the Altar Servers, followed by a welcome dance performed by small children. The Parish Priest welcomed dignitaries and the crowd. Following that, there was a Cake Cutting Ceremony. Fr. Maurice Dsouza OCD proposed a toast, after which a video of Fr. Patrick Lobo's life was shown. The jubilarian was then awarded the Shawl, Peta, garland, fruits, and Maan Patr during the Felicitation. Mrs Irene Pinto, the PPC Secretary, read and presented Maan Patr. The Choir sang a lovely song to Fr. Patrick Lobo.

The special edition of the Church Magazine - ‘Bajjodicho Kurov’ was released by Fr. Patrick Lobo. St. Joseph Monastery Superior Fr. Charles Serrao, Provincial, and Mr Victor Miranda (on behalf of members of Fr. Patrick's Family) expressed their appreciation and gratitude, as well as best wishes. Fr. Patrick Lobo expressed his joy and gratitude in his message, thanking everyone for their significant contribution to his priestly journey, which made this day possible. Mr Prakash Saldanha, PPC Vice President, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Mr Aloysius Dsouza hosted the show. Fr. Rayan Pinto blessed the food. This event was attended by nearly 50 priests, 25 religious sisters, and 400 parishioners.

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