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The faithful of St Francis Xavier Church, Udyavar, Relatives and Friends of Rev. Fr Stany B. Lobo gathered together for a Thanksgiving Eucharist on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priesthood on 04th May 2023.

Rev. Fr Stany offered the thanksgiving Mass along with Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca, Dean of Kallianpur Deanery and priests from Udupi and Mangalore. He thanked God for the precious gift of life and for the gift of 50 years of Priesthood. He also thanked God for the blessings he received from his loving family, friends and relatives. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese; Most Rev. Dr Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary Diocese; Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus of Diocese of Mangalore; Most Rev. Dr Cyprian Monis, Bishop Emeritus of Asansol Diocese were present for the Holy Eucharist.

Later, felicitation program was organized by the Parishioners and family members to make the Jubilee of their Priest a memorable one. The programme began with welcome dance by children of Udyavar parish. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo; Most Rev. Dr Henry D’Souza; Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza; Most Rev. Dr Cyprian Monis; Rev. Fr Stany Tauro; Dr Kiran Kamal Prasad, Brother of Fr Stany; Rev. Fr Leo Praveen D’Souza, Asst. Parish Priest of Udyavar Church; Mr Lawrence D’Sa, Vice-president of Parish Pastoral Council; Mr John Maria Bhoomi, Secretary; Mr Gerald Pereira, Co-ordinator of 20 Pastoral commissions of Udyavar were present on the dais.

Rev. Fr Leo Praveen D’Souza, Most Rev. Dr Henry D’Souza, Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Most Rev. Dr Cyprian Monis wished health and happiness to Rev. Fr Stany B. Lobo. Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop of Udupi Diocese congratulated Rev. Fr Stany and along with Msgr. Ferdinand Gonsalves, Vicar General of Udupi Diocese felicitated him on behalf of the Diocese. He was also felicitated by Parishioners and the family members. 

Rev. Fr Stany expressed his feelings of gratitude and thanked all those who supported and helped to make the program a grand success and memorable one. It was a day filled with feelings of gratitude, happiness and joy. The presence and participation of the parishioners, relatives and friends was commendable.

Mr Melwin Peris from Angelor sang a melodious wishing song composed by him for the occasion. Parish Choir team sang wishing song.  

Mr Lawrence D’Sa welcomed the gathering and Mr Gerald Pereira proposed the vote of thanks. Fellowship meal was served to all those who attended the programme.

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