October 6th, 2019; Holy Family Deanery consisting of Holy Family Church -Chitradurga, St. Anthony's Mission Unit - Hosadurga, St. Joseph Vaz Church - Molakalmuru, Sacred Heart Church - Timmappyanahalli, Infant Jesus Church - Challakere, Mary Help of Christians Church - Don Bosco, Divine Mercy Catholic Church - Holalkere and Our Lady of Assumption Church - Hiriyur, held one day SCC Convention "Samudayotsva-2019" at 'Chitra' Don Bosco, Chitradurga.
Program began at 9:00am with Holy Eucharist Celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Diocese of Shimoga. Fr Lancy D'souza - Dean and Parish Priest of Chitradurga, Fr Franklin D'Souza - Parish Priest of Hiriyur, Fr Robert D'Mello - Parish Priest of Hosadurga, Fr Venil D'Silva - Parish Priest of Molakalmuru, Fr K. A. George - Parish Priest of Challakere, Fr Jesu R Nathan - Parish Priest Timmappyanahalli, Fr George Lobo - Regional SCC Director and Fr Harold Pereira - SCC Director of Udupi, Fr Venus Colaco, Director, Sahodaya concelebrated with Bishop. In his homily Bishop explained about SCC is the foundation of our faith. He explained about what is Faith and how we have to maintain it in our lives.
At 11:00am Bible procession led by Dean Fr Lancy D'souza. Then Infant Jesus Church, Challakere presented theme song dance of "SAMUDAYOTSVA".
At 11:30am Stage program was held. Fr Lancy D'souza Dean of the Deanery gave the inaugural key note address. Then Fr Venus Colaco spoke about the dream of SCC's in the Diocese of Shimoga. At 12pm Mr. Harold Pereira, SCC Director of Diocese of Udupi gave the input on SCC. In his address Bishop Francis stressed the need of SCC's in the building of the people of God in the church. He thanked the Parish Priests and Animators for their commitment. He declared next year 2020 is dedicated to SCC's in the Diocese of Shimoga. He also asked people to strengthen SCC's. He congratulated SCC Director Fr Venus Colaco and Dean Fr Lancy D'souza for their meticulous planning.
Mrs. Juliet from Chitradurga compered the program. Mr. P. S. Joseph from Challakere thanked everyone.
After the lunch biblical parables/ miracles were enacted by different parishes; Saul's conversion as Paul by Chitradurga SCC, Good Samaritan by Hiriyur SCC, Blind man receives sight by Timmappyanahalli SCC, Rich man and Lazarus by Challakere SCC, Reconciliation by Don Bosco SCC and Unlimited forgiveness by Hosadurga SCC. It was really inspiring.
From different SCC's faithful shared their experiences to the group.
Dean Fr Lancy D'souza distributed certificates to A grade SCC's. Fr Venus gave the final remarks. On behalf of deanery Clergy Fr Franklin D'Souza shared his experience of the day. He said SAMUDAYOTSVA is a great joy for Holy Family Deanery. This is the real Church. Every year we have to come together and celebrate SCC day at deanery level. He together with the Priests and religious blessed the people.