The altar was creatively decorated with varied hues of green ornamental plant, which paid tribute to Fr. Blany’s love for nature. The backdrop was illustrated with the words, “We’ll Miss U,” which echoed the sentiments of the parishioners, who had gathered in large numbers to express their heartfelt gratitude to their beloved priest.
Fr. Blany was the main celebrant at the 8.00am. Eucharist, con-celebrated by Fr. Lawrence D’souza, our newly appointed Rector and Parish Priest and Fr. Augustine Pereira, Assistant Parish Priest.
Fr. Blany thanked the parishioners for their unconditional love and support, especially in times of ill- health and difficulties. He expressed his gratitude to the Salesian Priest he had worked along with earlier at Virar and the current team of Fr. Lawrence and Fr. Augustine.
Dear Fr. Blany, we feel ourselves blessed to have you as a caring person who has shepherded us over the past 5 years. You have etched a permanent place for yourself in our hearts. We shall accompany you with our prayers as you embark on your new apostolate.