Friday, August 15, 2008

Aug 15: Konkani Patriotic (India) Song

Ho Mhozo Desh

Konkani Patriotic Song by Wilfy Rebimbus

For Catholics in India August 15 happens to be a day of twin celebration - the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady as well as the day of India's Independence.

Here is a video of Catholics in Mangalore singing a patriotic song in their native Konkani language.

The song is composed by Wilfy Rebimbus (also seen in the video - extreme left) and was sung on the occassion of the 61st Indian Independence Day (August 15, 2008) during the flag hoisting ceremony after the solemn Assumption Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Jeppu, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Fr. Franklin Named Karnataka Youth Director

Fr. Franklin D'Souza Named Karnataka Youth Director

August 1, 2008

Rev. Fr. Franklin Philip D'Souza has been named Secretary to the Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops' Conference (KRCBC) Youth Commission. He succeeds Fr. Sunny Uppan to that post.

Currently serving as the Joint Secretary of the same commission, Fr. Franklin is also the Director of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM), Young Christian Students (YCS) and the Catholic Charismatic Services in the diocese of Shimoga, Karnataka.

The new appointment takes effect August 15, 2008.