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Assumption of The B. V. M Province


Inauguration and Blessing of the Ground-Floor of Pallotti Vikas-VOC, Karnataka

The long-standing dream to have a Vocation Orientation Centre (VOC) for Karnataka was fulfilled on February 28, 2019. The VOC bearing the name ‘Pallotti Vikas’ was inaugurated and blessed (the ground-floor) by Rev. Fr. Pedro Camilo Simoes SAC, the Provincial followed by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese, concelebrated by our Provincial, Rev. Fr. Pedro Camilo Simoes, Fr. Victor Martis SAC Provincial Consultor, Fr. Mark Arun D’souza the Director of Pallotti Vikas, Fr. Claudy Vas, the Local Rector, Mangalore Local Community, a number of Diocesan, Pallottine, and Religious Priests. The Bishop also blessed and consecrated the Altar, Crucifix and the Tabernacle during the Eucharistic celebration.

This entire event was attended by a large number of attendants consisting of Priests, Religious, lay faithful from the Miyar parish, the Pallottine well-wishers and benefactors. We would like to acknowledge with gratitude Fr. Mark Arun D’Souza and the community of Pallotti Vikas for their hard work and contribution for successfully carrying out the construction work of the ground-floor of this seminary. We wish the students and the Fathers community a fruitful and happy stay in Pallotti Vikas and all God’s blessings as they begin a fresh chapter in the history of the Province.