Saturday, January 21, 2006

Konkani Retreats in Oman in February

Konkani Retreats by Fr. Franklin D'Souza in Oman (Ruwi, Gala, Salalah, and Sohar) from February 4th to 24th.

Jan 21. Renowned Catholic Charismatic preacher, Fr. Franklin D'Souza from Shimoga, has been invited to preach Konkani retreats in the Sultanate of Oman in February this year. Oman has a sizeable Konkani community among the Catholic population that comes to this country in search of work. The majority of the Konkani speaking Catholics are to be found in and around the capital city of Muscat which alone houses 0.6 million of the country's 3 million population.

The Konkani retreats will be held in the parishes of Ruwi, Gala, Salalah and Sohar from February 4th to 24th. The time-table is as given below.

Schedule of Konkani Retreats in Oman - February 2006

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi

Dates: February 5-8, 2006 (Sunday to Wednesday).
Timings : 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Night Vigil
Date: February 9, 2006 (Thursday).
Timgings: 10.00pm to 6.00am (Following Day)

Holy Spirit Church, Ghala

Dates: February 12-15, 2006 (Sunday to Wednesday).
Timings : 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Night Vigil
Date: February 16, 2006 (Thursday).
Timgings: 10.00pm to 6.00am (Following Day)

St Francis Xavier Church, Salalah

Dates: February 17-20, 2006 (Friday to Monday).
Timings : 8.00pm to 10.00pm

St Anthony Church, Sohar

Dates: February 22-24, 2006 (Wednesday to Friday).
Timings : 8.00pm to 10.00pm

About Father Franklin

Fr. Franklin is a Catholic Priest serving in the Diocese of Shimoga. Ever since he experienced the powerful touch of God in the first year of his priesthood, he has been involved in transmitting that experience to others through his charismatic ministry of preaching. Numerous healings, conversions and blessings have been the result of his preaching and counselling ministry. He has preached over 400 retreats in and around Karnataka and regulars at the Divine Retreat Centre (Chalakudy, Kerala), Renewal Retreat Centre (Bangalore), and Logos Retreat Centre (Bangalore). Fr. Franklin is the founder and director of the "Jesus Touch" (Yesu Sparsha) team in which he works along with another popular lay preacher and former cine artist, Brother T.K. George. He also ministers over the phone and has produced a Kannada audio cassette - "Holy Mass for the Sick" - which has been a source of healing and comfort for those in the sick bed and unable to attend Mass.

More Information about Fr. Franklin

Fr. Franklin Philip D'Souza M.A.
Director, Jeevodaya - Catholic Charismatic Services
Yuvamitra - ICYM, YCS/YSM
Joint Secretary for the Youth Apostolate
Karnataka Region

Address: Sevasadan-Yuvamitra
Sacred Heart Cathedral
B.H.Road, Shimoga 577201
Karnataka, India.


Mobile: +91-9845256538

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