Diocesan News


Alice Gupta ………… Petitioner

Agnelo Francis D’Souza…..….…. Respondent

Since the present whereabouts of Mr. Agnelo Francis D’Souza, 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 Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10.00 a.m. to give evidence in the above case, presently being heard before the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay. Anyone knowing of the whereabouts of Mr. Agnelo Francis D’Souza in the measure possible should duly apprise him of this summons.

Similarly, anyone knowing the present address of Mr. Agnelo Francis D’Souza is kindly requested to inform this Office of the same. Mr. Agnelo Francis D’Souza was last known to have been residing at: Leela Cliff CHS, Flat No, 102, L.M.Road, I.C. Colony, Borivli West, Mumbai 400 103.

Fr. Emmanuel K.T. Ms. Sarita L. Rapose

Ecclesiastical Judge Notary

Tribunal Office,

Archbishop's House

February 15, 2021

BCS Certification event 2021

January 31, 2021 was very special for 49 students of Batches 13 & 14 who received certificates upon the completion of the Basic Counselling Skills (BCS) course. The ceremony was held online. Natasha Mani, in her welcome address, echoed the sentiments of the students. They were moulded and trained to think and live differently. The programme consisted of prayer, certification, testimonies and light entertainment. The testimonies were tangible and heartwarming.

Judy Gracias shared how the course made her a more positive person. It increased her well-being through yoga and meditation, and improved her overall relationships – increase of positive strokes to family members, empathy and compassion to her maid and gardener, and forgiveness and reconciliation with her neighbour after 15 years.

There was loads of appreciation for Fr Patrick D'Mello (Programme Director), Ellen Maumkel (co-resource person, Batch 14) and Michael Rodrigues (co-resource person, Batch 13). The graduates were thrilled to have their names called out to receive their certificates. After all, they had put in a lot of hard work to complete their several assignments and pass the exam. The occasion was graced by Fr Cleophas Fernandes, Director, Snehalaya (Family Service Centre), and Fr Clement de Lima, Parish Priest, St John the Evangelist Church, Marol. The vote of thanks was given jointly by Judith Gomes and Giselle Paes.

As a tribute to Fr Patrick and Ellen, a beautiful Carpenters' song ' Top of the World' was sung with lyrics (by Sylvie). bringing out the learnings from the BCS course. Some also danced to the famous song 'Jerusalema'. The evening was rounded off with a very entertaining skit, imitating the resource persons, which left everyone in splits of laughter.

(Batch 16 will be announced shortly; contact Ellen 98202 85318.)

BCS batch 13 & 14

Don Bosco Borivli goes ' solar'

Don Bosco Campus, Borivli is celebrating 50 golden years of the Don Bosco School and Junior College, with active and gradual transition to renewable energy. With more focused participation in all environment-friendly campaigns, green events, and with renewed commitment to build up a new generation of environmentally committed citizen-leaders, one of the major initiatives is the ' rooftop solar-panelling' venture.

Principal, Fr Flovi D'Souza, explained, "This year, we are completing 50 glorious years in the field of education, and one of the greatest concerns we have had as educators is to make students aware of the great environment crisis. In order to keep our campus environment-friendly, besides many other projects, we carried out this project of installing 64 KV rooftop solar panels. We took this up as a line of action, paying heed to the request made by Mumbai Salesians' Provincial and Convenor of Don Bosco Green Alliance, Fr Savio Silveira, in his official circular dated September 1, 2020, to make a gradual transition to renewable energy.

Prior to the actual installation of the solar panels, a study was carried out, taking into consideration the appliances, gadgets and machinery that need to be powered, as also an exhaustive analysis of the electricity needs of the building, the total rate of consumption, etc. The power from the solar panels is expected to power the entire campus comprising of the school, church and the playground.

The Mumbai Salesians at Don Bosco Borivli feel that rooftop solar installation will go a long way in considerably reducing the amount payable by way of electricity bills. This will reduce the electricity dependency from the grid, thereby saving not only on energy costs, but also the way ahead in reducing carbon footprint, and furthering the cause of combating climate emergency.

Fr Renold Lemos (BIS Mumbai)