fathima_mandir_inaugIt was a dream came true for Our Lady of Fathima Ward members of Paladka Church for which they have eagerly awaited for years. The inauguration ceremony of the newly built prayer hall started at 3:00PM with the Holy Eucharistic Mass. Rev. Fr. John Alfred Barboza, Professor-St. Mary’s College, Shirva; Rev. Fr. Alban D’Souza, Vicar Var-Holy Cross Church-Hosabettu, Moodbidri; the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Norbert Lobo and many guest priests were present during the mass.

There was a stage function soon after the mass presided over by Rev. Fr. John Alfred Barboza. The Chief guests included Mr. Amaranath Shetty-Former Minister, Moodbidri; Mr. K. Abhaychandra Jain-MLA, Mulky -Moodbidri constituency; Mr. Sucharita Shetty-Zilla Panchayat Puthige and Mr. Shashidhar Nayak-Panchayat President-Puthige.

Founder and contractors of the building were honoured during the occasion. The unique mission of the Fathima ward members under the able guidance of Fathima Prayer Hall committee secretary, Mr. Peter Cardoza and treasurer, Mr. Bonaventure Menezes was praised by all. Tea-party was arranged for the gathering.

Report by: Wilson, Pictures by Alan