Mangalore: Most Rev.Dr. Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, the Bishop of Mangalore inaugurated the preparations for the four-day Karnataka Regional Catholic Charismatic Convention slated to be held from November 9 to 12 this year on the occasion of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal worldwide by releasing the poster of the convention on August 6 at Bishop’s house.
The bishop in his message wished well for the preparation and also success for the convention.
This year being the year of the Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Worldwide, the Karnataka Regional level Service Team has planned to organise a convention in Mangalore. The Charismatic Renewal has brought showers of blessings on the Catholic Church at large and particularly to the Catholic Church in Mangalore. The charismatic renewal movement has infused a lot of spiritual strength into the traditional-minded Catholics and has brought a lot of change in the life of Catholics. Hence it is the occasion to celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit, he said.
The four-day programme will have two parts i,e training in the morning to 500 leaders from 14 dioceses of Karnataka and Convention in the evening in which 10000 people are expected to participate, The convention will be held at Rosario Cathedral grounds. In preparation, for the convention intercessory prayers will be held in all the parishes and also in fourteen dioceses of Karnataka.
Most Rev. Dr. Aloyisus Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore will officially inaugurate Convention and Most Rev Dr. Beranard Moras the Arch Bishop of Bangalore will celebrate the Holy Mass. Other Bishops from Karnataka will celebrate Holy Mass on other days in turn. Eminent preachers under the leadership of Most Rev, Dr. Lawrence Mukkuzzy , Bishop of Belthangadi will preach the World of God on all the four days.
Fr. Onil D’Souza the Convenor of the Convention gave a brief information and the Conevntion to be held. Mr. Arun Lobo the Chairman of Mangalore Service welcomed the gathering, the members of Mangalore service team were present on the occasion, Mrs. Berdie Mascarenhas proposed the vote of thanks.