VIRAR, FEBRUARY 23, 2011: To commemorate the silver jubilee of his priestly ordination, Rev. Fr. Augustine Pereira, our assistant Parish Priest, celebrated the evening Eucharist as a thanksgiving on February 20, 2011. We were privileged to have Fr. Michael Fernandes, our Provincial and Fr. Bonnie Borges the Vice-Rector and the Principal, both of whom were also felicitated on the occasion of their silver jubilee anniversaries.
Fr. Augustine thanked God for the gift of priesthood bestowed on him and expressed his sense of fulfillment as a Salesian Priest. Fr. Michael commended him for his faithfulness to his regular prayer time and his strong sense of self-discipline.
Our Parish Priest in his brief address to the three priests, paid rich tributes to their virtues, which are being fully utilized in their respective ministries. As a token of deep appreciation, floral tributes were presented by parishioners to the three priests. Rev. Fr. Augustine’s brother presented a brief vote of thanks on behalf of the family members, who attended the Eucharist in large numbers.
We assure you Fr. Michael, Fr. Augustine and Fr. Bonnie, of our prayerful support as you continue your apostolic work and labour selflessly in the vineyard of the Lord.