(Bangalore, India) With immense joy and gratitude, the Province of Bangalore gathered together to celebrate and honour the jubilarians at Nava Spoorthi Kendra, Bangalore on 12th July 2019. The jubilarians namely Fr. Raphael Mascarenhas, C.Ss.R. celebrates the Diamond jubilee of ordination, Fr. Patrick Fernandes C.Ss.R. celebrates the golden jubilee of ordination and Fr. Joseph Gnanam, C.Ss.R. celebrates the golden jubilee of Profession as a Redemptorist.
The celebration began with the Eucharist where the confreres and the family and friends of the jubilarians thanked God for their vocation and for their service to the mission of the Redeemer. After the Eucharist, the jubilarians were felicitated in public reception. The jubilarians were honoured and their service to the Congregation was highlighted. The jubilarians then thanked God and everyone who have helped them in their mission. The celebration ended with the blessing of the jubilarians.
We thank God for these three confreres as they are celebrating their jubilee, we gratefully remember their family who have given them to our Congregation. We also thank the jubilarians for their total commitment to follow Christ the Redeemer in the footstep all these years.
Ad Multos Annos!
Bro. Derrick Augustin, C.Ss.R.