Father Muller Charitable Institutions bid Farewell to Bishop Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza
Father Muller Charitable Institutions gathered together to celebrate the journey of His Lordship Rt Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, Honorable Bishop of Mangalore and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions. A farewell reception was held in his honor on 21 August 2018 at the Decennial Memorial Hall [Knowledge Centre].
Bishop Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, popularly known as ‘People’s Bishop’ has left behind a clear, dynamic, and long-lasting legacy of 22 years by serving the Diocese of Mangalore as a Bishop and as a President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions with great zeal and fervour. He was one of the pioneers in establishing Father Muller Medical College and he has been an excellent motivator in facilitating the Institution.
With the appointment of a new Bishop Rev. Msgr Peter Paul Saldanha as the Bishop of Diocese of Mangalore who will be installed on l5th September 2018, the Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D' Souza will be concluding next month and he will be relinquishing from the said post thereafter.
The programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the Almighty with a prayer song, led by the College of Nursing students.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions highlighted Bishop's journey at Father Muller Charitable Institutions and extended a cordial welcome to the gathering. At this juncture, he mentioned on how the Bishop with his indefatigable zeal and enthusiasm was instrumental in shaping the destiny of the Institute which was entrusted to his care for a period of 22 years, and also brought a significant improvement in the lives of the people in the social, educational and healthcare fields.
Dr Aloysius Sequeira, Dean of NITK and Faculty development and Governing board member of Father Muller Charitable Institutions put a spotlight on the journey of His Lordship Bishop Aloysius D’ Souza from 1996- 2018 at FMCI through a citation.
Later, His lordship Bishop Aloysius Paul D’ Souza was accorded a felicitation by the dignitaries present on the occasion.
On this occasion, Vicar General Monsignor Denis Prabhu was also felicitated.
Rev.Fr Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, presented a floral bouquet to Bishop-elect Rev. Msgr Peter Paul Saldanha on the occasion of being newly appointed as President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions.
Bishop Aloysius D’ Souza shared his thoughts and memories on this occasion. He appreciated the Love and gratitude expressed by the Institution towards him. He further expressed his deep gratitude towards all those serving in the Institute in various capacities and who have been responsible for building up the Institute to this present stature. He also said that we have a mission ‘To heal and Comfort’, and this mission has been realized and accomplished. This mission needs to be carried forward with much more love, zeal and dedication.
Rev.Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, rendered the vote of thanks.
Dr Nicole Pereira, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, FMMC handled the proceedings.
With the Institutional Anthem, the programme came to end.