Definitive and Temporary Promises @ Carmel Hill
November 14, 2021 was the day of great Joy for
the OCDS of St Teresa of Avila community at
Bikarnakatte, Carmel Hill, Mangalore which was
to make the Definitive Promises of our 6 OCDS
members and the Temporary Promises of 7 OCDS
members, after they have undergone training
according to the OCDS constitution. To mark this
unique event, the Holy Eucharist was celebrated
by Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, Provincial along
with five concelebrants. Fr. Rudolph Raj Pinto,
OCDS Spiritual Assistant, preached a meaningful
During the mass OCDS members made their
definitive promise to the Lord are: Mr. Antony
D’Souza, Mrs. Leena Rasquinha, Mrs. Lucy Pais,
Mrs. Marie D’Almeda, Mrs. Sharlet Rasquinha, and
Mr. Stanislaus Pinto. And the members who made
their Temporary promise to the Lord are: Mrs.
Dulcine Fernandes, Ms. Jovita Fernandes, Mrs.
Juliana D’Souza, Mr. Lancy Lobo, Mrs. Leena
Pinto, Mrs. Mary Lobo and Mrs. Precilla D’Souza.
Subsequently there was a short programme during
which the felicitation for all the OCDS members.
Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, OCD, Provincial,
Presided over the function. Fr Deep Fernandes,
Delegate Provincial of OCDS, was the Chief
Guest. Fr. Rudolph Raj Pinto, OCDS Spiritual
Assistant, Fr. Ronald D’Souza, OCD Councillor,
Fr Patrick Lobo and many other Priest and
Spiritual Assistant of different OCDS units were
present on this occasion. Mrs. Leena Cutinha
compered the programme and Mrs. Jacintha Lobo,
OCDS, the President welcomed the gathering. Mrs.
Lucy Pais, councillor proposed the vote of
thanks. We Congratulate the OCDS members for
their YES to the Lord in the order of Carmel.