🕓 May 13, 2012
Kanajar, May 13: Established in the year 1938, the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Church Kanajar is stepping into the Platinum Jubilee year this year (2012-13). The inauguration of the jubilee year was performed in the Sunday morning mass seeking blessings from Mother Mary. In a simple ceremony, guest priest Rev. Fr. Paul Sequera, Principal of St. Lawrence Junior College and assistant priest at Moodubelle parish lit the lamp thereby symbolically inaugurating the Platinum Jubilee year. He was accompanied by parish priest Rev. Fr. Dr. John Mendonca, parish council vice-president Mr. Ignatius D'Souza and secretary Mrs. Janet Menezes.
A newly built charrel (palanquin) bearing the statue of Lady of Lourdes was
consecrated by Rev. Fr. Dr. John Mendonca. The charrel was donated by Mr. Ivan
Miranda & family, Ranganapalke. This charrel will be carried to all the homes of
the parish through out the Jubilee year.
Various programmes and projects are been planned through out the Jubilee year with a grand valedictory function towards the end on May 16, 2013. The month-wise programmes are organized on following themes:
June 2012 - Holy Bible
July 2012 - Youth
August 2012 - Associations/Organizations
September 2012 - Teachers
October 2012 - Religious
November 2012 - Children
December 2012 - Families
January 2013 - Elders
February 2013 - Wards
March 2013 - Women
April 2013 - Men.