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    Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing.

    If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power. readmore....

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    Program for 2012

    I. Marriage preparation Courses

    II. One day Seminar for parents

    III. Recollection for Couples (life review silent retreat)

    IV. Recollection for Singles

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    Bp. Alwyn Barreto blessed the foundation stone of Divine Retreat Centre at Sherle – Banda

    Approximately 10 acres of beautiful land has been bought at Banda – Shrele, Tal – Sawantwadi. There was long awaited wish of many Konkani speaking faithful to have Konkani Retreat house. This Retreat house is made possible under the patronage of Bishop Alwyn Barreto, the bishop of Sindhudurg. It is purely a people’s project. Bp. Alwyn being the chairperson of a trust formed by the lay leaders and the dedicated priests, blessed the foundation stone on 28th May 2011 at 10 am at Banda. You are requested to pray for the project.

    You may send your little mite to Fr. Lawrence Mascarenhas or you can visit on www.divinemercy.co.in or click here to read more information.

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    Diocesan Youth Centre

    Activities for 2013-2014

    Meetings of the Commission members: July/Sept/Nov/Dec/Feb

    Parents Day Celebration - Card Competition.

    At the School level: Science Exhibition

    Celebration of the World Communications Day: Nov 17th, 2013

    Christmas special: Competition of Carol Composition

    Sindhu Kristi Kala Mahoutsav 2013: January 2014

    Blood Donation Campaign: Lenten Season

    Lenten Programme

    Production of a Religious Hymn Album

    Western Region SOCOM Meet

    SOCOM Picnic



Dear Brothers and Sisters,


We are all now gearing up to celebrate the feast of nativity of Our Lady. Most of our parishes will celebrate the novenas to Our lady of Valankanni. Some of us will go to Valankanni. Those who can’t afford to go to Valankanni, they prefer to visit our diocesan shrine of Valankanni at Ajgaon, Sawantwadi. The tradition of Novena comes from the Acts of apostles where the apostles and our lady prayed for nine days in order to receive the Holy Spirit. May these novenas to our lady help us to follow her Son more closely.

I wish to thank at this occasion our Honorable Railway minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu who has given us the train services to go to Valankanni, Tamilnadu. The train will start from Sawantwadi Road Railway station (kindly follow the Railway time table for the accurate details). I also thank all those who took initiatives to meet him and explain to him our need. These train services are available during the festival time. Please make use of them and gain spiritual benefits by visiting Valankanni.

May Our lady continue to inspire all of us to lead a simple and holy life.

With love and prayers,
Yours in Christ,

RT. Rev. Alwyn Barreto,
Diocese of Sindhudurg


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Contact Information

Bishop’s House
Kankavli 416602
Dist Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India
Phone: +91 (02367) 233475/ 232061/ 232661
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Forth Coming Event in the Diocese

13th Aug – 15th Aug

Diocesan Family Day in Navsarni Kendra

17th Aug

Vianney Cup for the youth of Sindhudurg in Holy Family Church, Mangaon

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