Mangaluru, oct 14, 2017: The State level Catholic Charismatic Convention is to be held was held November 9 to 12, at Rosario Cathedral Church grounds. A media release informs that on October 12, Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore had convened a special meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Parishad to plan and prepare for the State Convention.
This major Convention is to be held to mark the Golden Jubilee of Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. This is a State level Convention where the Bishops of fourteen dioceses of Karnataka along with their priests and lay people will be participating in it. He called for co-operation from all leaders.
Most Rev. Dr Lawrence Mukkuzzy Bishop of Belthangady spoke on the spiritual benefits people have received due to the Renewal in the Catholic Church. This time, he said, people must attend the Convention in large number
and benefit from this unique opportunity.
Fr Onil D’Souza the convener of the Convention placed before the members the preparations already done and also the details of the preparation to be done in the days to come. He requested the prayers, co-operation of all those who were present and also from all the concerned people of the Diocese to make the Convention successful.
Adv M.P. Noronha the Secretary of the Diocesan Pastoral Parishad requested the members to come and participate in the Convention in large numbers. He said that people from far and nearby parishes must make it a point to gain much by attending this onvention.
Fr Richard Coelho, the director of Fr Muller Hospital moderated the meeting. Msgr Denis Moras the Vicar General of the Diocese, Fr Melwyn Noronha the director of Charismatic Renewal, Priests, Sisters and representatives from all
over the Diocese were present.