Mangaluru: The first ever software for worship and presentations in the Catholic church has been developed by 'Team Ephphatha’ consisting four young Catholic priests and M P Noronha, secretary of Pastoral Council of Mangalore diocese.
The software designed by Prakash Lobo of Pacesoft Technology, Mangalore’s leading software provider was launched by Papal ambassador for India and Nepal, Dr Salvatore Pennacchio here on November 27th, on the day of inauguraion ceremony of St John Paul II shrine at Bajpe.
The first Catholic version of Presentation Software contains all the 73 books of the Bible in three languages like Konkani, Kannada and English.
It has unique features like Bible word search, overlay scroll bar, liturgical contents and it has the credit of being the first catholic software to get permission from Ignatius Press, California and Harper Collins Publishers, San Francisco.
Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza inauguared the software website www.catholicworship.org on the occasion.
Fr Vishal Monis, team Coordinator for Ephphatha, M P Noronha and Prakash Lobo, the software designer, were present during the launching.
To brief on the new software, Team Ephphatha met Apostolic Nuncio Dr Salvatore Pennaccio at the Bishop's House in Mangaluru later.
The unique features of this software include dual screens for display and editing, four in built bible versions, Hymn lyrics and prayers in multiple languages, file import facilities and an overlay scroll bar, all of which will help the Church use modern display methods to spread the word of God during Eucharistic celebrations and retreats.
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