100 Divine Mercy Groups formed in the Archdiocese
PANCHAVADDI: Carmelite Friars formed 100 Divine
Mercy Parish/Chapel Groups in the Archdiocese of Goa
and Daman. The 100th Divine Mercy Group was formed
at St. Anthony’s Church, Panchvaddi. This Divine
Mercy group will be led by Claudia D'costa-- as
Animator, Clara Sequeira (Assistant Animator), Annie
Godinho ( Secretary) and Succorina D'costa
Fr. Manuel Gomes, Dean of Ponda Deanery presided
over the Eucharistic Celebrations. Delivering homily
at the Eucharistic celebration Fr. Andrew
Mascarenhas appealed the parishioners to strenthen
their faith in Jesus thus put whole life in the
hands of Jesus. "Give time to Jesus and learn from
Him." he opined further.
Carmelite Fr. Joseph D’souza and Br. Malvino Alfonso
highlighted the real meaning of the devotion.
Background of this devotion, ABC of Divine Mercy,
Life of Saint Faustina, picture of Divine Mercy,
Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mercy of God and our
families were some of the themes covered during the
process of formation of the group. Guidelines were
given to the group to function smoothly.
Accordingly, the group will lead this devotion once
in the month (or as per the pastoral situation in
the parish) in the parish. Divine Mercy group will
function as per the direction of their Parish
Fr. Andrew Mascarenhas, Parish Priest of St. Anthony
Church, Panchavaddi,expressed his sentiments. Br.
Malvino Alfonso, Coordinator of the Promotion of the
Divine Mercy Devotion, proposed a vote of thanks.
Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão asked the Carmelites
in Goa to promote Divine Mercy devotion in the
Archdiocese. Responding to the invitation and the
permission (CP/2967/2017) given by the Archbishop.