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Annual Feast of St. Francis Xavier Church, Magge
Parish feast of St Francis Xavier Church, Magge was celebrated on 27.1.2021. Rev. Fr Paul Machado priest of the of the Diocese of Chikmagalur, celebrated the feastal mass and gave a meaningful homily on listening to God's voice. There were 23 priests and a deacon concelebrated in the feastal mass. Rev. Fr Anil Pais the Parish Priest thanked all those who helped to celebrate the feast. People of the parish honored Rev. Fr Paul Machado and Msgr George Dsouza. May St Francis Xavier pray for the people of Magge.

74th Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor Church, Koppa
Parish feast of our lady of perpetual succor Church, Koppa was celebrated on 13.1.2021. Rev. Msgr George Dsouza, the retired Monsignor of the Diocese of Chikmagalur, celebrated the feastal mass and gave a meaningful homily about Mother Mary. There were 22 priests and a deacon concelebrated in the feastal mass. Rev. Fr Melwin Tellis the Parish Priest thanked all those who helped to celebrate the feast. People of the parish honored Rev. Msgr George Dsouza on the occasion of his 75th birthday. May Mother Mary pray for the people of Koppa.

Season of Advent and Christmas
The focus of the entire season of Advent is preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Advent is far more than simply marking a 2020 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture readings for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life. As we rejoice in raising our voices, "Joy to the World the Lord has Come," I wish you peace and joy of Christmas Season. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, and goodwill in spite of Covid-19. May we pray to Infant Jesus with strength and courage that may the Scientists and Doctors find the right vaccine for this Virus and let the New Year 2021 be full of contentment and joy.

Platinum Jubilee Birthday
Rev. Fr. George D'Souza was born on 24-11-1945 in Shivamogga and ordained as a priest to the Diocese of Chikamagalur on 21-12-1971. He served as Vicar General of our Diocese very efficiently and as parish priest in many parishes and also as the Director of CMSSS too. Now he resides in Shanthi Nilaya, the Retried Clergy Home in Chikkamagaluru. On this happy occasion of the completion of Platinum Jubilee year of his Birthday we all wish him a Very Happy birthday and God's choicest blessings. Ad Multos Annos.

Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Ordinations
Rev. Fr Denis H. Lobo will be completing his 50 years of Priestly ordination on 25-12-2020. He was ordained on 25-12-1970 to the Diocese of Chikamagalur. Rev. Fr Benjamin Aranha will be completing his 50 years of Priestly ordination on 02-01-2021. He was ordained on 02-01-1971 to the Diocese of Chimagalur. During these 50 years both of them have served in the Diocese in various capacities. We wish and pray that God give them good health and long life. Ad Multos Annos.


 



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