Mangaluru: Post-centenary golden jubilee celebration of Cordel church held

Mangaluru, Sep 18: The post-centenary golden jubilee celebration of Cordel Church (Holy Cross church) of Kulshekar was held on Sunday September 17.

Bishop of Mangalore diocese Dr Peter Paul Saldanha offered the Mass. Chief priest of Mangaluru city zone Fr James D’Souza, parish priest of Cordel church Fr Clifford Fernandes, assistant priests Fr Ivan Cordario and Fr Paul D’Souza and other guest priests were present. Several religious brothers, sisters and devotees of Kulshekar and nearby churches were present.

Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha gave the homily and blessings of the cross. After the Mass, felicitation was held for 103 people including assistant priests and those who have become priests from this church.

Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha was felicitated on completing five years as the bishop of Mangalore diocese. The bishop congratulated the priests and religious brothers of Kulshekar church who rendered their relentless service. He also wished that the church become a holy shrine in coming days. Parish priest of the church Fr Clifford Fernandes thanked all those who made the celebration a grand success.

Vice president of church Ruth Castelino, secretary Anil D’Sa, coordinator of 21 commissions Dolphy D’Souza, media coordinator Eliyas Fernandes and others were present.

Richard Alvares compered the event. Fr Paul D’Souza rendered vote of thanks.