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 (Assistant Secretary)

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 Priests.

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.


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