May 19, 2023: Rev. Fr. Ronson Pinto has taken charge as the new Assistant Parish Priest of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva. Fr. Ronson was welcomed by V. Rev. Fr. Leslie D’Souza, Parish Priest; Fr. Rolwin Aranha, Assistant Parish Priest; Mr. Melwyn Aranha, Vice President of PPC; Mrs. Flavia D’Souza, Secretary of PPC; Mrs. Leena Machado, 20 Commission Convenor; Sr. Letitia Pais; members of the finance committee; and Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), along with other Shirva parishioners. Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro, Parish Priest of St. Sebastian Church, Bendur, and the parishioners of Bendur also came to bid farewell to Fr. Ronson.
Farewell to Fr Nelson Peris
May 14, 2023: A farewell program was organized by Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva to Rev. Fr Nelson Peris, Assistant Parish Priest who will be taking charge as the Assistant Director of St. Anthony Ashram, Jeppu, Mangalore shortly. All the parishioners of Shirva congratulated and wished him the best.
Naidod Vado Divas
April 23, 2023: Naidod’s Vado Divas was celebrated by the Vado members. All the families from the ward participated in the Sunday 7:15 am mass to celebrate the Liturgy and experience Spirituality. A formal function was held at Mrs. Precilla M. Dsouza’s house. Function began by invoking Prayer led by Stella Fernades. Rev. Fr. Nelson Peris Assistant Parish Priest gave Gospel Reflection. Ward Gurkar – David Benjamine Mathias welcomed All. Former Ward Gurkar Richard Menezes was felicitated by the Parish Priest and Assistant Parish Priests for his 11 years of service as ward Gurkar. Dr. Renita Monis was honored for her PhD from VTU Belagavi. Captain Noel Lobo, Disha Mathias, Evan Jude Dsouza, Ivan Dsouza, and Aurell Saldanha were felicitated. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the singing and Bible quiz.
The Parish Priest, V. Rev. Fr. Dr. Leslie D’souza, addressed the gathering and gave his wishes for Vado Divas. The Assistant Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Rolwyn Aranha, offered the ‘Prayer before Meals. The Superior of Auxilium convent Shirva Sr. Lima Rose and Sr. Jamma, Shirva Parish Pastoral Council Secretary Mrs. Flavy Dsouza, 20 commission Coordinator Mrs. Leena Machado, Neighbouring Ward Gurkars were present during this occasion. M. J. Mathias compered the program and Jovita Mendonca proposed the formal vote of thanks. Vado Divas ended with lunch.
Our Lady of Dolours – Irmiz Feast
April 12, 2023: Irmiz Annual Feast was celebrated with devotion at 10:30 AM. Rev. Fr. Jerald Sandeep D’Mello, Parish Priest, Palimar Parish was the main celebrant. V. Rev. Fr. Dr. Leslie D’Souza, Parish Priest Shirva, Fr. Rolwin Aranha, Fr. Nelson Peris, Fr. Melwyn (SDB) and Fr. Louis Vas were present.
Easter celebrations at Shirva Parish
April 08, 2023: Easter vigil mass was celebrated at Shirva Parish with devotion. V. Rev. Fr. Dr. Leslie D’Souza, Parish Priest was the main celebrant who blessed the new fire. Rev. Fr. Nelson Peris, Rev. Fr. Rolwin Aranha, Rev. Fr. George Pinto, Rev. Fr. Leandro, Don Bosco Youth Centre and Rev. Fr. James, Don Bosco Youth Centre were a part of the Holy Eucharist.
Pics by Vivian Machado