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posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:57 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 7:58 AM ]


Roshan Rodney Cardoza: Petitioner

Magdalene D’Costa: Respondent

Since the present whereabouts of Magdalene D’Costa, 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, Mumbai 400 001, on November 29, 2018 at 11 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 Magdalene D’Costa, to the measure possible should duly apprise her of this summons.

Similarly, any one knowing the present address of Magdalene D’Costa is kindly requested to inform this Office of the same. Magdalene D’Costa is last known to have been residing at C-14/200 Janta Colony, Prem Nagar, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai 400 060.

Fr Lester Vaz 

Doris Cardoz

November 17, 2018 
Tribunal Office, 
Archbishop’s House 

Teachers’ Advent Recollection

A Teachers’ Advent Recollection is being organised by the Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry (OLCM) on Sunday, December 9, from 4:15 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. at Salvation Seva Kendra Hall, 2nd floor, S.K. Bole Road, Dadar (West). Please contact Diana Gudino on 98208 25295 for registration.

QUEST SemEx Programme

A unique experience - the Quest "SemEx" Programme in the Archdiocese of Bombay – is being organised from Dec. 16 (8 pm) to Dec. 17, 2018 for those seriously discerning a vocation to the priesthood. If you feel God is truly calling you, you can spend a night and a day at St Pius X Seminary, Goregaon, with a seminarian. For further details and registration, contact Fr Godwin Fernandes, Br Melvyn Colacoor, Br Aaron Sequeira at St Pius X College (Diocesan Seminary), Goregaon East (Ph: 2927-1217/-1554 /-1560/-6891) or SMS/WhatsApp 98201 29173 or email : dvscbombay@gmail.com

Festival of Festive Music 2018

Come Christmas, and nothing is as heart-warming and mood setting as The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy's Festival of Festive Music scheduled at the Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, Mumbai on December 8-9, 2018.

Now in its 34th year, the Festival continues to delight audiences with its wide repertoire of Christmas music, performed by a host of choirs, amidst a beautiful stage setting and glamorous costumes, with peppy commentary and many surprises.

The line-up for the two-day Festival:

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Harmonics (Chennai), Salvation Singers, SansNom Ensemble (Chennai), The Santacruz Ensemble, Singspirators, St Thomas Marthoma Syrian Church Choir, The Stop-Gaps Junior Choral Ensemble, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

Bai Avabai F. Petit Girls' High School Choral Ensemble, Faith & Harmony, Family Harmony, Happy Home & School for the Blind, The Harmonics (Chennai), Victory Chorus Line, The Stop-Gaps Junior Choral Ensemble, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, Compere: Karla Singh

Tickets at Rs 1300/-, Rs 1100/-, Rs 850/- and Rs 500/- (all inclusive of GST) are available with the Stop-Gaps (please call 98194 06400) and on www.bookmyshow.com; and at the NCPA Box Office, Nariman Point, Mumbai from November 28.

CSsR Provincial Council

The Redemptorists of the V. Province of Majella (Maharashtra, Goa, Costal Karnataka) have just concluded the third V. Provincial Chapter at Pilar in Goa. Fr Joseph Ivel Mendanha, C.Ss.R. has been re-elected V. Provincial Superior for a second term (four years). The Council of Consultors have been elected as follows: Fr Henry Fernandes (Vicar), Fr Anthony Lopez (2nd Consultor), Melroy Correa (3rd Consultor) and Fr Rakesh Mathias (4th Consultor).

Quest Camp 2018

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you” (John 15:16). The Mission Camp to Alibaug and Korlai organised by the Diocesan Vocation Service Team was a good time to reflect on the words of our Blessed Lord. As it is rightly said that God writes straight on crooked lines, these three days were a good time to reflect and understand how God may be calling us to serve in His mission.

Under the able guidance of Fr Godwin Fernandes, Bros Melvyn, Clinton and Rolwyn, the trip was a success. We stayed at Mary of Nazareth parish, Alibaug. Fr Pascal Sinor, the Parish Priest, was a kind and generous host. Fr Carlton Kinny, one of the pioneers of the Diocesan Raigad Mission, talked about the struggles and challenges he faced. Today, we can actually say that his efforts did not go in vain; it has grown and will continue to grow from strength to strength.

On the next day, we went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, which is a mission area at Korlai. We were warmly welcomed by Fr Joe Borges, the Parish Priest, who was very hospitable. After a brief introduction about the mission work at Korlai, we went on a trek to the Korlai Fort. Though a bit tiring, it was a good time to know more about one another and build friendships. We also had a chance to pay a visit to the Sisters of the Helpers of Mary, to know how they treat people who have been bitten by snakes or scorpions.

Personal Empowerment for Ministry

The Personal Empowerment for Ministry (PEM) course consisting of 20 sessions of two hours, twice a week, was conducted by Fr Patrick D’Mello and Michael Rodrigues at Holy Family Church, Chakala, and attended by 16 persons of the parish.

PEM was a kind of break-through - empowering and enriching the participants with a variety of skills. The sessions on positivity, assertiveness, empathy, confrontation, conflict resolution and pursuing one’s goals were both practical and useful. Alcohol, anger and stress management taught us how to be on top of our problems. The skills taught during the course gave a thorough understanding of one’s feelings.

Message from WUCWO’s Ecclesiastical Assistant

We rejoice in the fact that we are gathering in Senegal. The people of this beautiful country have shown resilience to overcome a history of much suffering to establish a country that is a model of democracy and interreligious tolerance. By gathering here, we also honour the Church of Africa, a continent of immense faith, and where so many of our WUCWO members live.

The theme ‘Carriers of living water’, fits so well with Africa, which knows very well how land without watering can never be fertile, and how, without water, there is no human life. We understand this applies as a metaphor for all our lives. We pray that this Assembly may bring a new and joyful energy to something we already try to make a reality in our daily lives: to be rooted in a close relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ who is our Living Water, the source of all true life, including our hope for eternal life.

We gather to begin the second four-year mandate of WUCWO during the pontificate of Pope Francis. The first four years have already been a blessing for us, but Pope Francis calls for a degree of renewal in the Church that will take many years to carry out. He calls on lay people, and not least women, to take their full responsibility in carrying out the mission of the Church. This is what WUCWO was created for! Let us be ready! Pope Francis echoes the words of Our Lord to be not only nourished by the Living Water, but to be carriers of it to others. WUCWO has a special commitment to implementing Catholic social teaching. We pray that the priorities we set for the next four years of WUCWO may be both ambitious and practical.

This is also a General Assembly when we elect a new Board and a new President. We will thank Maria Giovanna Ruggieri for eight years of selfless service and impressive leadership. Then, we will pray for the wisdom to choose our new President General who can best lead us for the next four years. We have confidence that the Holy Spirit can accompany us in this and all other decisions. We pray also that this Spirit, the gift of Our Lord, the Living Water, will nourish our actions in the next four years. We believe that we can be carriers of Living Water to others, because it is by the Spirit of God that we do so!

Fr Gerard Whelan