Bangalore, 19th December 2019: The Archdiocesan clergy made their recollection for December, the last month of the year 2019 at Paalanaa Bhavana. More than 140 priests working in the Archdiocese took part in the recollection where Rev. Fr. D.S.Arokiasamy celebrated the golden anniversary of his priestly ordination by presiding over the Eucharist. He recalled his fond memories over the past 50 years as a priest highlighting how he joined the Bangalore Archdiocese.
Earlier, the recollection talk was given by Rev. Fr. Clarence D’Souza, SJ and he spoke on the advent and Christmas celebration. After the Eucharist, Mrs. Estelle D’Souza spoke on behalf of the differently-abled and delivered the Christmas message on behalf of the Archbishop. She requested and invited the parish priests in the Archdiocese to better accommodate the differently-abled people in the parishes and accompany them in their pastoral ministry.
There was a group picture clicking moment at the entrance of Paalanaa Bhavana, the archdiocesan pastoral Center. During this moment Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore honored the jubilarian Rev. Fr. D. S. Arokiaswamy on the eve of the sacerdotal golden jubilee of his priestly ordination presenting him a golden watch. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Noronha, who celebrated his 87th Birthday, was also honored at the same time.