Celebration of feast of St. Gerald Majella

Date : Oct 17, 2016

On 17.10.2016 the feast of St Gerald Majella the Patron Saint of Pregnant Mothers and Post-natal Mothers was celebrated by the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGy) in the Hospital Conference Hall. A short prayerservice was conducted by the nursing staff of the department. The formal inauguration of this feast took place by lighting the lamp by the Chief Guest of the Programme Dr Gayatri Ramani the famous Obstetrics and Gynecologist of the city who is also an ex-staff of Father Mullers’. The Administrator Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho garlanded the statue of St Gerald Majella. The Chief Guest in her speech mentioned that she was truly inspired by this Saint some 40 years ago while she was working all alone in the department. To conduct safe delivery one’s effort is not sufficient but also God’s helping hand and Saint Gerald’s intercession is required. She also mentioned that from last 40 years she has been seeking the intercession of St Gerald Majella to conduct safe deliveries. She said that she is convinced of the help that she received from this saint. 

The Administrator Fr Richard Coelho in his Presidential address mentioned that all pregnant mothers should pray to this saint and seek God’s help to have safe deliveries. The expectant mothers undergo stress and anxiety regarding labour and child birth. Trusting God and His Providence will bring relief and peace to them. He congratulated the Departmental Staff for being keen in celebrating this feast every year by conducting various entertaining competitions to the expectant mothers. 

The department organized a short role play on St Gerald Majella’s help to an expectant mother who was in distress of labour. 

Rev Fr Rudoplh Ravi D’Sa Administrator of FMMC, Fr Felix Monteiro Counsellor & Chaplain, Dr Udyakumar, Medical Superintendent, Dr Prema, HOD OBGy department, Dr Sujaya Rao, Dr Nagarathna G and Postgraduates of OBGy department and nursing staff were present on the occasion. 

Sr Janet D’Souza, Chief Nursing Officer proposed vote of thanks.