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posted Aug 1, 2018, 8:49 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Aug 1, 2018, 8:49 AM ]

SUMMONS BY EDICT: Marriage Case

Felix Fernando – Petitioner

Joy Christy Nadar – Respondent

Since the present whereabouts of Ms Joy Christy Nadar, Respondent, in the above mentioned marriage case are not known, she is, hereby, summoned by this Edict to appear in person before the undersigned Judge in the Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay, Archbishop's House, 21 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Mumbai 400 001, on August 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. to give evidence in the above case, presently being heard before the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay. Any one knowing of the whereabouts of Ms Joy Christy Nadar in the measure possible should duly apprise her of this summons.

Similarly, any one knowing the present address of Ms Joy Christy Nadar is kindly requested to inform this Office of the same. Ms Joy Christy Nadar was last known to have been residing at: A-7, Om Uma Apartments, Cross Road, Dombivli West, Thane.

Fr Emmanuel K.T. 
Judge 

Ms Edna Menezes
Notary

July 30, 2018 
Tribunal Office, 
Archbishop's House

SUMMONS BY EDICT: Marriage Case

Rosita Fernandes – Petitioner

Bernard David Pereira – Respondent

Since the present whereabouts of Mr Bernard David Pereira, Respondent, in the above mentioned marriage case are not known, he is, hereby, summoned by this Edict to appear in person before the undersigned Judge in the Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay, Archbishop's House, 21 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Mumbai 400 001, on August 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. to give evidence in the above case, presently being heard before the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay. Any one knowing of the whereabouts of Mr Bernard David Pereira in the measure possible should duly apprise him of this summons.

Similarly, any one knowing the present address of Mr Bernard David Pereira is kindly requested to inform this Office of the same. Mr Bernard David Pereira was last known to have been residing at: 32/1737 Kher Nagar, Opp. ONGC Colony, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051.

Fr Emmanuel K.T. 
Judge 

Ms Edna Menezes
Notary

July 30, 2018 
Tribunal Office, 
Archbishop's House

SUMMONS BY EDICT: Marriage Case

Wendy Fernandes – Petitioner

Nelson Fernandes – Respondent

Since the present whereabouts of Mr Nelson Fernandes, Respondent, in the above mentioned marriage case, is not known, he is, hereby, summoned by this Edict to appear in person before the undersigned Judge in the Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay, Archbishop's House, 21 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Mumbai 400 001, on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 10 a.m., to give evidence in the above case, presently being heard before the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay. Any one knowing of the whereabouts of Mr Nelson Fernandes in the measure possible should duly apprise him of this summons.

Similarly, any one knowing the present address of Mr Nelson Fernandes is kindly requested to inform this Office of the same. Mr Nelson Fernandes was last known to have been residing at: Room No. 18, Wadi Mansion, G. Keni Road, HindMata, Dadar (E), Mumbai 400 014. 

Fr Shavito Correia 
Judge

Ms Merle Pereira
Notary 

July 31, 2018 
Tribunal Office, 
Archbishop's House

Meditation at Mazagaon

As part of the preparations for the Parish Feast, the meditation community of St Anne Church, Mazagaon, organised a morning session of discourses and meditation on Sunday, July 15, 2018. It was fascinating to enter the portals of these hallowed precincts dating back to more than a century or two as the meditation team of the St Anne's community welcomed us "as Christ Himself".

The organising team had taken care of every detail – the meeting room was all set up, there was a welcoming cuppa as we came in from the rain, and the soft contemplative music playing in the background was like "coming home".

Rowena Pereira and Christopher Mendonca conducted the sessions, and gave us simple, practical and valuable tips on being faithful to the daily practice and how to deal with "distractions" during meditation.

It was heartening to have a good attendance of seekers, both from within the parish and from outside. A heartfelt thank you to the St Anne's Meditation group.

Cardinal Gracias: Humanae Vitae - great gift to Church

One of India's most prominent Catholic leaders has said Blessed Pope Paul VI's document reaffirming the Church's teaching against artificial birth control is a "great gift to the Church."

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Bombay archbishop who is also President of India's bishops' conference, spoke about the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae at the Bombay archdiocesan Clergy Meeting on July 26.

Speaking to Crux on the sidelines of the event, he said the document proclaimed "the inalienable and inviolable Christian values of life, marriage and the family."

"Fifty years ago, in issuing his encyclical, Blessed Paul VI reaffirmed these timeless truths," said Cardinal Gracias. He said he sees elements of the consequences of the contraceptive culture, including "the lessening of respect of men for women and the breakdown in healthy family relationships."

"We should invest more in marriage preparation and prepare couples for marriage and to enrich the marriages of those already married. There are many couples seeking the truth about what the Church teaches, and they embrace the sacred call to a sacramental marriage," the cardinal said.

During the meeting, he told his priests to be "pioneers of the new civilisation of love." Cardinal Gracias invited the clergy to be "open to life … through our service to the poorest of the poor, those in our urban peripheries, to the families struggling with alcoholism and joblessness, the destitute and the abandoned."

"Be open to life, and serve to give dignity to every human life, protect the unborn and the elderly, victims of human trafficking, the lonely and the migrants, safety of girl child and women. The Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Bombay and India stands unwavering and affirmed in her decision to embrace and uphold life, embrace, nurture, and defend and uplift the gift of life, every life," he said.

Cardinal Gracias also spoke of the invitation given to him by the family of Paul VI and the Diocese of Brescia to visit the late pontiff's home, 50 years after the papal voyage to India for the 1964 Eucharistic Congress.

"It was a deeply moving encounter, being in the home of this great prophet for our times," the cardinal said.

"I celebrated Mass for the diocese on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross on September 14, 2015. Being present in the diocese was a link between the Church in India and the Universal Church, to be in the home and the diocese of the Blessed Paul VI, who courageously proclaimed the authentic and true meaning of married love in Humanae Vitae," Gracias said.

On August 3, the cardinal called on the priests of the diocese to spend an hour in adoration, "prayerfully reflecting upon this encyclical, and being open to life."

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