As the Church dedicated to Our Lady of Health at Shirva-the Mother Parish of Belle, Mudarangadi, Shankerpura, Pernal and Yermal, completes a century of its inauguration and blessing by the then Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev. Paul Perini on 9 February 1915, it would be interesting to know the historical background of the foundation of the church.The origin of Christianity in South Kanara comprising of the present districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada can be traced since around 1500. Following the discovery of the sea route from Europe to India by the Portuguese adventurer-Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese established their political control over Goa and carried on converting the indigenous people.
Since independence, India’s progress has been exceptional and notable in many ways. Various stalwarts in their own capacity have strived for the progress and development of our nation. India has witnessed increasing economic growth, improved literacy rate and substantial improvement in various sectors. India is seen amongst the fastest growing economies in the world over the last couple of years.
Mount Rosary Church is situated at a distance of 63 kms to the north of Mangalore and 5 kms from Udupi, and is surrounded by Kallianpur-Milagres, Kemannu, Thottam, Kolalgiri, Brahmavar, and Udupi parises. It is strategically located close to the NH 66. Comprising of 443 families, Mount Rosary Parish has a Catholic population of over 1300. The magnificent newly constructed Mount Rosary Church will be inaugurated and consecrated by the Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo
Solemnity and gaiety marked the celebration of Christmas in St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle on the evening of 24 December 2014. The atmosphere in the church and surrounding premises was befitting the celebration of the great feast of the birth of Jesus. The main altar was aesthetically decorated; the facade of the church was pleasingly illuminated and next to the newly built grotto was the laboriously assembled crib.
‘If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour,’ Max Lucado. If you go around the city, you will see lots of homes getting ready for Christmas. You will see beautiful and elegant Christmas decorations prepping the neighborhood.
The harsh reality of life on this earth is that one day it will all turn to dust and no one can escape this truth. However the word ‘cruel’ itself will have a new meaning now in a way not just a young cricketer but a human being as such has been snatched away from us. The deep shock and utter disbelief of this cruel tragedy transcends sports, religions, nations, faiths and present English language has no words to truly express the heartfelt grief..
A visit to Joida taluk the green heaven, sparkling Kali River with the backdrop of the evergreen forest, the lush sanctuary and a Birder’s paradise. Our visit included Nujji, Patne, Henkola and Dandeli, bliss to every nature lover. It gave the opportunity to experience the magnetism of wilderness amidst lush forests. The serene mountain range of Western Ghats engulfed in a covering of greenery and a white shroud of mist.Uttara Kannada district is one of the biggest districts of our State with abundant natural resources..[By Sapna Noronha]
This summer I had an opportunity see and feel Niagara Falls. First I happened to visit Canada side of it. Two weeks later we traveled from Maryland to Niagara of US side and spent two days and fortunate to see Niagara by night under the colorful lights. Niagara Falls originates from glaciers and is a collective name for three waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls) at the international boarder of Canada and USA. It is precisely situated between the province of Ontario (Canada) and New York State of USA..[By Ronald Saby]
I was in just grade two then, studying in St. John’s Primary School at Shankerpura. It was our class teacher taking kannada class and reciting poem GovinaHadu and all of a sudden tears rolled down my eyes fell on the slate erasing first letters I wrote. I was nothing sort of but a Punyakoti’s son, having lost my mother in my birth and it was my grandmother who brought me up. My class teacher noticed my tears, rushed to me, hugged and said, Story of Punyakoti is not real one, it’s just an imagination of a poet. I sobbed and went home with a hope that Punyakoti..[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
While walking on the neatly interlocked broad and clean pavement of Dubai Silicon Oasis with my parents during the last summer, I saw a few DSO workers picking up the plastic bottles and plastic waste with their pick sticks. I asked my parents, why they pick up that plastic bottles and waste. They told me this: “They collect this waste for recycling. Recycling is, processing used material (waste) into new useful products...[By Brent Adrial DSouza]
Every living organism on this earth encounter problem. The fittest will survive dominating over others. Who is this fittest? What makes it fittest? The answer is the one who is innovative. In the case of human race, we dominated every other living creature because we could talk and communicate effectively controlling and manipulating the environment around us. We have innovative thoughts and creative ideas through which we can employ a right approach suiting the requirement of the problem, which other species lacks and hence could survive the testing times. Slowly as we marched from Stone Age to Space..[ By Vincent DSa]
In a thrilling and competitive GVOM semi-finalssinging contest, Voice of U.A.E JoshalSweeda D’Souza and Vincent Rodrigues made it to the finals of Gulf Voice of Mangalore, Season Four to be held in Muscat in November. The mesmerizing UAE GVOM Season Four Semi Finals were held at the Emirates Theatre- Emirates English Speaking School on Friday 26th September 2014 to the full capacity of the hall. The UAE Voice of GVOM was organized by premier association of Dubai Mangalore Konkans under the able leadership of James Mendonsa..[Video]
We might have heard from many people we meet on daily basis saying that “I don’t know what to do today”; “don’t know how to proceed further in this” “I don’t know where to send my child after 10th, 12th “and friends saying “arey yaar, I am badly struck” etc. A lot confusion, uncertainties, barriers. Many a times we ourselves may be a victim of this uncertainty also. Quite naturally. How to come out from situations like this? It looks very difficult many a times..[ By Vincent DSa]
Blessing and inauguration of the newly built Grotto marked the celebration of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Festh) on Monday, 8 September 2014. At 8.30 am children with flowers, altar servers and members of the Parish Pastoral Council carrying stalks of new paddy proceeded to the newly built Grotto.Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes along with Rev. Fr. Roshan D’Souza, assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes-National Director of YCS, Rev. Fr. P. Raj and Rev. Fr. Robert Lasrado (OFM-Cap) recited prayers and blessed the newly built Grotto.