Report by Fr Franklin D'Souza
April 27, 2022 : Rev. Fr Robert D'Mello and Rev. Fr Duming Dias celebrated their Priestly Ordination Silver Jubilee (1997-2022) at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shivamogga. Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Diocese of Shimoga, Vicar General Monsignor Felix Noronha and 51 priests concelebrated eucharistic celebration.
Fr Duming Dias celebrated the Eucharist and Bishop Francis Serrao SJ preached a meaningful homily.
After the Holy Eucharist a short felicitation program was organised at 'Sneha Sadan' of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Together with the Jubilarians Bishop Francis Serrao SJ, Monsignor Felix Noronha, Cathedral Parish Priest Fr Stany D'Souza, Brother of Fr Duming Dias, Mr. Justin Dias and Sister of Fr Robert D'Mello, Sr. Teresina were present on the dais.
Fr Francis Fernandes was the Emcee. Fr Robert D'Mello welcomed the gathering. Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Priest Very Rev. Fr Stany D'Souza felicitated the jubilarians. Bishop Francis Serrao SJ, felicitated both of them on behalf of the Diocese of Shimoga. Both the family members felicitated the jubilarians.
Fr Robert D'Mello hails from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Thirthahalli, Shivamogga District. He served the Diocese in Various parishes as Parish Priest namely; St. Anthony's Church - Karehalli, Infant Jesus Church - Challakere, St. Thomas Church - Davanagere, St. Anthony's Church - Hosadurga. At present he is Parish Priest of St. Sebastian's Church - Soraba. He also rendered his services as Chancellor, Director for Vocation Promotion, SCC and Laity Commission in the Diocese of Shimoga.
Fr Duming Dias hails from Christ the King Church - Jogfalls, Shivamogga District. He served the Diocese in various parishes as Parish Priest namely; St. Francis Xavier's Church - Kable, Immaculate Conception Church - New Town Bhadravathi, He served as Principal of Sacred Heart P U College - Shivamogga, Assistant Director of St. John's Medical College Hospital at Bangalore. He was also Director of Biblical liturgical commission of Diocese of Shimoga. At present he is the Director of Diocesan Centre for Pastoral Renewal 'SANNIDHI' at Shivamogga.