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Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish - XX (St. Thomas II Ward)
Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish - XX (St. Thomas II Ward)

St. Thomas II Ward is surrounded by the Belle River towards the south and the west, St. Thomas I Ward in the north and Red Hill Junction-Ankudru Road towards the west. The ward comprises of sub-divisions such as Kongi-bail, Rajanottu, Puthrottu, Devaragudde, Pademar and Poidapady. There are 31families in the ward.The Gurkar of St. Thomas II Ward is Robert D’Souza. He has been the Gurkar of the ward for the last ten years

Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish - XIX (Holy Family Ward)
Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish - XIX (Holy Family Ward)

The Holy Family is the name given to the family of Jesus: The Divine Son of God Jesus, his mother Mary, and his foster-father Joseph. Scripture tells us practically nothing about the first years and the boyhood of Child Jesus. All we know are the facts of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, flight of the family to Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the incidents that occurred when the twelve-year-old boy accompanied his parents to Jerusalem.

Moodubelle: Cash Prizes distributed to meritorious SSLC and PUC students
Moodubelle: Cash Prizes distributed to meritorious SSLC and PUC students

The first function to distribute cash prizes to meritorious students of SSLC and Second Year PUC who had secured first, second and third position among those students who had passed their examinations that were held in March, 2010 in distinction list was held on Saturday, 10th July 2010...

Felicitation function held for Christian Grama Panchayat Candidates of the Udupi District
Felicitation function held for Christian Grama Panchayat Candidates of the Udupi District

In a unique and meaningful function, the International Federation of Karnataka Christian Association (IFKCA) felicitated all the Christian candidates who had contested in the recently held Grama Panchayat (GP) elections on Tuesday, 15th June 2010

A refreshing getaway to Kemmannu - the land of islands and backwaters
A refreshing getaway to Kemmannu - the land of islands and backwaters

It was an unexpected trip to Kemmannu just before the monsoon was to set in that enchanted me and after a brief sojourn in this land of islands, backwaters and coconut palms, i have no hesitation to say that Kemmannu can be considered as a blend of Goa and Kerala.

Qurum Natural Park: The Jewel of Gardens in Muscat
Qurum Natural Park: The Jewel of Gardens in Muscat

Sultanate of Oman, which is also known to many as a ’desert country’, has some of the most beautiful gardens of the world. Along with other important sites, both natural and historical, a tourist to this Gulf country, especially in the capital city of Muscat can enjoy visiting the public gardens

Moodubelle: Goodbye to Fr. Maxim D’Souza and Welcome to Fr. Lancy Saldanha
Moodubelle: Goodbye to Fr. Maxim D’Souza and Welcome to Fr. Lancy Saldanha

The month of May is known for goodbyes and welcomes to the priests in different parishes of the Mangalore Diocese as routine transfers do take place in this month as per the directives of the Diocesan authorities.

The Grand Mosque of Muscat: An Architectural Marvel of Modern Oman
The Grand Mosque of Muscat: An Architectural Marvel of Modern Oman

During my recent visit to Muscat, I had an opportunity to view one of the most elegant and exquisite monuments of the Sultanate of Oman, the Grand Mosque of Muscat also known as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is located by the  main road between Muscat and Seeb.

The Jerusalem Divyakarunya Ashram at Kalasa: A Refuge for the Destitute
The Jerusalem Divyakarunya Ashram at Kalasa: A Refuge for the Destitute

Few days back, I received a phone call from Joseph Paul Mendonca of Pernal that he has been a well wisher and supporter of an Ashram in Kalasa being run for the last seventeen years by Jose K. Mathew which has been taking

Discovering the Past Glory and Present Wonders of Muscat
Discovering the Past Glory and Present Wonders of Muscat

The old city of Muscat enclosed by walls and gates display a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles. Muttrah Souq, the most popular market in Muscat is a well preserved traditional place

Trapping Fish - The pastime that is thrilling and satisfying
Trapping Fish - The pastime that is thrilling and satisfying

Throughout the world, trapping fish also known as fishing has been considered as a thrilling and satisfying pastime. Fishing is a fun experience for those who want to chill out during the weekends. It is even more exciting,

St. Lawrence English Medium school Moodubelle: Reaching the peak of its natural growth
St. Lawrence English Medium school Moodubelle: Reaching the peak of its natural growth

During the academic year 2010-2011, the St. Lawrence English Medium School will reach the peak of its natural growth as the students in the present 9th standard will step in to the final

Muscat: “We are the Easter People and Alleluia is Our Song”-Fr. George Oliver
Muscat: “We are the Easter People and Alleluia is Our Song”-Fr. George Oliver

During the Easter Vigil and Mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi-Muscat, in a meaningful homily relevant to the Easter, Fr. George Oliver from India quoting St. Augustine said, “We are the Easter People and Alleluia is Our Song”.

The excitement of Abra crossing on the Dubai creek
The excitement of Abra crossing on the Dubai creek

For someone who goes to Dubai for the first time there are a number of locations that are quite enjoyable and exciting. Among these, crossing the Dubai Creek by means of a water taxi known as ‘Ábra’ in local

Unforgettable Journey Through Dubai Metro
Unforgettable Journey Through Dubai Metro

One might have heard so much about the grandeur of Dubai or might have dreamt and imagined how the city would look like, but visiting the mega city and observing it oneself, that too travelling through the Dubai Metro

Christopher DSouza - The multi-talented little young boy
Christopher DSouza - The multi-talented little young boy

Since the end of January 2010, those who have been attending Saturday evening or

Isaac Alva (Ijju Bott)-The pioneer of Religious Articles in Moodubelle
Isaac Alva (Ijju Bott)-The pioneer of Religious Articles in Moodubelle

On Thursday, 4th March 2010, there was a unique function to celebrate two occasions at the residence of Henry Alva, the proprietor of the Preetham Group of enterprises near the church. These two occasions were the 87th birthday of his father Isaac Benjamine Alva, popularly

Journey with St. Lawrence to the wards of Moodubelle Parish
Journey with St. Lawrence to the wards of Moodubelle Parish

As an integral part of the Centenary Celebrations of St. Lawrence Parish, Moodubelle, the pilgrim statue of St. Lawrence has been on a spiritual journey to different Wards of the parish. This spiritual journey was

The annual feast of Our Lady of Health Parish-Shirva celebrated with great devotion and joy
The annual feast of Our Lady of Health Parish-Shirva celebrated with great devotion and joy

On Wednesday, 3rd February 2010 all roads led to Shirva for the celebration of the annual feast of Our Lady of Health (Saud Sabinnichem Festh) at 10.30 am. Twenty four priests from different parishes of the Udupi Varado and elsewhere

Alms and food to destitute distributed at the shrine of St. Lawrence, Attur-Karkala
Alms and food to destitute distributed at the shrine of St. Lawrence, Attur-Karkala

In true Lawrencian spirit, alms and food packets were distributed to the destitute at the Shrine of St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala on 29th January 2010 at 12.15pm after three days of the annual feast of the ‘Saint of Miracles’. The alms

Grand finale of three days annual feast of St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala
Grand finale of three days annual feast of St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala

The three days annual feast of St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala came to an end with the last Mass of the festive days at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 28th January 2010. From the first day of the feast on Tuesday, 26th January to the third

Fr. Valerian and Fr. Denis: Two Brothers, Two Occasions but one Solemn Celebration
Fr. Valerian and Fr. Denis: Two Brothers, Two Occasions but one Solemn Celebration

It was indeed a rare occasion when two brothers, that too priests, reaching two distinct landmarks in their individual lives but celebrating these two occasions in a single family function beginning with a solemn thanksgiving Mass

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