Barkurians Contribution towards Udupi Diocese Installation Ceremony

Installation of new Diocese is not a function one can expect to see in his life time. Last one in our area, i.e. the formation of Mangalore Diocese has been more than a century ago, takes us into the lucky bandwagon of those few people who got a rare chance of witnessing  history in making , the installation of new Udupi Diocese on 15th of October 2012 at the grounds of newly formed Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur.



It is very satisfying to go on record that our Barkurians, as the proud part of the new Diocese, took active role in the preparations as well as the execution of the meticulous plans, making the function a grand success.  The very Convener of the program, or the person at the helm of the affairs was Rev.Fr. Staney Lobo, the Vicar Vara of the Kallainpur Varado, from Barkur, is the son of Late Xavier Lobo and Late Precilla Lobo, Karugalnade, Hosala Village. 




Our Parish Priest, Rev.Fr.Valerian Mendonca, a musician par excellence, with many popular devotional albums to his credit was the in charge of the grand choir with 170 members, including 4 musicians playing the instruments and 3 conductors.  Jasmine Andrade, Nagermutt, Janice D’Souza, Hosala, Jasmine Mendonca, Hanehalli,  Franklin Lloyd Fernandes, Nagermutt, along with Barkur Choir master Eric Soans, Hosala, were part of the choir which was appreciated by all.





Dolphy D’Lima, the Gurkaar of Hosala Ward Barkur, Secretary of Kallianpur Varado Council was selected as the Secretary of the Organising Committee and was responsible for arranging Infrastructure, Security arrangements, consultations with political leaders and other main works. He served as the spokesperson for the media releases and did a splendid job ensuring everything went on like clockwork. It was a pleasure for all Barkurians who attended the function and those who watched the live telecast and webcast to see him sharing the stage with Apostolic Nuncio in India, Dr Salvatore Pennacchio.


Eugene Quadros, Hanehalli, Vice President of Pastoral Council at the Church of St. Peter, Barkur, and Noreen Lobo, President of Sthree Sanghatan  were the active members of the Finance Committee.




Gration D’Silva of Hanehalli, Proprietor of newly formed Silva Aqua, Packaged drinking water  provided water bottles to over 15000 people gathered on the day and to the distinguished guests. 



Herald D’Souza, former  Vice President of Pastoral Council, gurkaar of Nagermutt Ward was one of  the two Varado Representatives  selected from Kallainpur Varado, comprising  8 parishes and had the privilege of carrying the offerings during the liturgy. 




Daijiworld Weekly, the only English language weekly published from Karnataka State having a wide circulation in coastal Karnataka and in gulf countries published a special edition on the occasion and carried a special article written by Kishoo, Barkur, who is also the director of Daijiworld Publications Private Limited.  www.daijiworld.com , the web portal that redefined the media, webcasted the whole event live, viewed by thousands all around the world, and also the excellent news coverage on this site was co-ordinated by the Beuro Chief, Kevin Rodrigues of Kishoo’s Enterprises, the franchise office of Daijiworld Media Private Limited at Udupi, headed by Anette Marina Gonsalves, Barkur.

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