Mrs. Carmine Menezes
Cell : 9980872241
Mrs. Pramila DíSouza
Cell : 8904820166
Mr. Robert Joseph DíCunha
Cell : 9901492700
Mr. Vincent Miranda
Cell : 9243198066
Welcome to Carmel Kutam,
H I G H L I G H T S
Fest at Sadbhavana - Bengaluru.
solemn feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Virgin
Mary (Monthi fest) was celebrated with great
devotion on 10th of September, 2017 at Sadbhavana.
All the faithful gathered at the entrance of the
chapel to honor Infant Mary with colorful flowers.
Traditional hymns were sung as the flowers were
offered to Infant Mary by little children; this was
followed by the blessing of the corns. Later the
devotees enter the chapel in the procession with
great devotion to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Rev.
Fr. Canute DíSouza presided over the Eucharistic
celebration, Frs. Jerald DíSouza, Isidore DíSouza,
Paul DíSouza and Arun Lobo concelebrated, while
Deacon Joy Agnel DíSouza preached a meaningful and
inspiring homily. After the Holy Mass newly blessed
corns were distributed to the faithful by the Rev.
Fr. Jerald DíSouza (Superior of Sadbhavana). The
faithful were also offered sugarcane and breakfast
after the mass.
Mount Carmel feast celebrated in Bengaluru
The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was
celebrated with great devotion and fervor at
Sadbhavana, the Carmelite Provincialate at
Rajajinangar - Bengaluru. The Holy Eucharist was
presided over by Rev. Fr. Stifan Perera, OCD
Director of Dhyanavana Publications. In his festal
homily he invited the devotees to fight the
spiritual fight with the help of the Scapular which
is a sign of Maryís maternal protection and
intercession. ďAs our earthly mothers make great
sacrifice in providing us with clothing which gives
us identity, protection and respect, so too our
Heavenly Mother has clothed us with her Scapular.Ē
He invited us to wear it with devotion and inculcate
her virtues in life. ďItís not enough that we wear
the scapular, we need to adorn our life with her
virtues,Ē he said. The celebration was attended by
many devotees in and around Bengaluru. Rev. Fr.
Johannes Gorantla, Definitor General of the
Carmelites, Rev. Fr. Dolphy Pais, OFC Cap,
Provincial Superior of the Capuchins, Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior of the
Carmelites and many other priests concelebrated at
the Eucharist. Carmel Kutam, a lay association
handed over scholarship to the needy children and
scapulars were distributed after the Eucharist.
Sumptuous meal was served to enhance the festal joy.
Infat Jesus Feast Celebrated at Sadbhavana
and colorful flowers adorning the altar, fragrance
of the incense, church full of joyful people,
melodious singing by the choir, meaningful liturgy,
divinely clad the priests of God and the prayerful
and heavenly atmosphere told it all. The annual
feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated with all
solemnity on the 22nd of January at Sadbhavana. Rev.
Fr Richard Saldanha OCD officiated the Eucharistic
celebration and preached a meaningful and practical
homily for the devotees of Infant Jesus of Bengaluru.
Carmelite fathers from the Bengaluru region and the
capuchin friars concelebrated. After the Eucharist
Fr Praveen introduced the Bible Diary before it was
released for the Public by the Provincial and Fr
Stephen Pereira gave a birdís eye view of the newly
created app ĎCarmel Preraní and then Fr Provincial
inaugurated the app and the devotees were requested
to install the app to avail prayers, novenas and
daily reflections from the app. After the festive
mass all broke the fast arranged outside the chapel
and wished one another.
Mega Christmas Carol Singing Competition -
ĎNatalam Gitam Gayan Spardoí -2016
along with the Carmel Kutam organized the Konkani
Carol Singing Competition ĎNatalam Gitam Gayan
Spardoí -2016 on 11th of December in Sadbhavana
Premises. This is for the third time such programme
is organized since its dawn in 2014. There was an
overwhelming response from all over the city of
Bangalore as 90 participants took part in the
competition in three sections, viz., children,
youth, adults under three categories solo, duet and
group singing. The programme began with a prayer
dance by the children from Carmel Kutam at 2:30pm.
Rev. Fr. Silvestre DíSouza, the provincial
councilor, Mr Maxim Lobo, well known columnist in
various Konkani Magazine and Ms Ovida Pinto, a
budding singer were given the task of choosing the
winners by judging their singing quality and stage
performance. Ever smiling Mrs Pramila DíSouza
compered the programme.
Childrenís Day Celebration at Sadbhavana
Day was celebrated in Sadbhavana on the 13th of
November. Children participated in the meaningful
liturgy with all enthusiasm and joyful spirit.
Children themselves animated the liturgy reading the
introduction, mass readings, prayers of the faithful
and singing the responsorial psalm. Rev. Fr. Vinod
Lobo presided over the Eucharistic celebration and
preached a motivational homily inviting the children
to be the instruments of God. After the mass a few
games were conducted for the children and prizes
were distributed to the winners. Children headed
towards their home after an inspiring liturgy,
entertaining games, fantastic prizes and
mouthwatering chocolates sponsored by the Carmel
Kutam. A big thanks to all those who made this event
a joyous one.
Feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel @ Sadbhavana
feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated in
Sadbhavana on 24th of July at 8:30am. Fr. Pius James
DíSouza, Episcopal vicar for Religious in the
diocese of Mangalore presided over the Eucharistic
celebration and broke the word of God highlighting
the Mercy of God envisioned in the life of Mary. All
the friars from Sadbhavana along with Fr. Stephen
Pereira and Fr. Gregory DíSouza concelebrated. Fr.
Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior distributed the
blessed candles to the donors and wished all the
participants a very happy feast and expressed his
gratitude for all their support and encouragement in
the past twenty years as Sadbhavana completes twenty
years of its inauguration. (Sadbhavana was
inaugurated on the 25th of July, 1996.)
Holy Week Celebrations in Sadbhavana
Sadbhavana witnessed a very meaningful Celebration
of the Holy Week this year with lots of people
participating in the liturgy. On Palm Sunday people
gathered at the entrance of Sadbhavana for the
blessing of the palms; after the blessing all the
faithful went in a short but devout and meaningful
procession. Fr. Jerald DíSouza, Superior of
Sadbhavana, Presided over the Eucharist and Fr. Arun
Lobo broke the word of God encouraging the faithful
to spend more time in prayer and reflection in the
holy week. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, Provincial
Superior presided over the Eucharist on Maundy
Thursday preaching a heart touching homily inspiring
the listeners to understand the love of god in their
respectives family life. Inspired by the suggestions
of our Holy Father twelve representatives were
chosen from the people of God comprising of six each
men and women.
Carmel Krismas Gayanam Spardo - 2015
Kutam organized the second Carol Singing Competition
ĎCarmel Krismas Gayanam Spardoí -2015 on 6th of
December in Sadbhavana Premises. Mrs. Pramila
DíSouza compered the programme. Rev. Fr. Arvin Tauro
and Rev. Fr. Sandeep Goveas heard the participants
carefully before declaring the winners. The
competition was conducted in two categories. In the
Children category Carmel Kutam, Rajajinagar won the
first place leaving the second place for Konkani
Association, Kengeri. In the Senior Category Konkani
Association, Koramangal were declared the winners
while the Konkani Association, Kengeri were awarded
the second place. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao awarded
the winners with a trophy and congratulated the
winners followed by a sweet Christmas Message.
Congratulations to all the members of Carmel Kutam
for organising the Competition and helping Konkani
to grow in the metropolitan city.
Monthi Fest at Sadbhavana
Monthi Fest was celebrated with all solemnity and
joy in Sadbhavana on Sunday, 6th of September. All
the faithful gathered at the entrance to honor the
Infant Mary with the colorful flower brought by
little children accompanied by the melodious and
traditional hymn ďMariyek Hogolsiyam.Ē New corns
were blessed and in procession the devotees turned
their steps towards the altar of God. Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao, the provincial superior presided
over the Eucharistic celebration while Fr. Lawrence
DíCunha preached a meaningful homily. New corns were
distributed by the main celebrant and the children
were offered sweet sugar canes after the mass.
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebrated in Sadbhavana, Bengaluru
Carmelite Fathers of Sadbhavana along with the
vibrant Carmel Kutam celebrated the Feast of our
Lady of Mount Carmel on the 19th of July, 2015 in
the Sadbhavana premises. The celebration began with
the solemn procession of our Lady of Mount Carmel in
a beautifully decorated chariot on Dr. Rajkumar
Road. Nearly four hundred people participated in the
pious procession reciting the Holy Rosary and
singing Marian hymns after V. Rev. Fr. Charles
Serrao, Provincial Superior of Carmelites of
Karnatak-Goa province blessed and incensed the
Chariot. After the solemn procession the statue was
installed in the chapel for veneration by Rev. Fr.
Archibald Gonsalves who presided over the festive
Maundy Thursday: Sadbhavana
Maundy Thursday was celebrated meaningfully in
Sadbhavana. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao presided over
the Festive Mass and Rev. Fr. Richard Menezes
preached the homily. Rev. Fr. Provincial washed the
feet of the disciples to commemorate the greatest
act of humility performed by our Lord Jesus Christ.
After the communion Fr. Richard conducted the
adoration. Frs. Sivestre DíSouza, Canute DíSouza and
Arun Lobo concelebrated. Good number of people
participated in the liturgy.
Palm Sunday: Sadbhavana
Palm Sunday was celebrated in all its solemnity in
Sadbhavana. Rev. Fr. Richard Menezes presided over
the liturgy. Rev. Fr. Ivan DíSouza preached the
suitable homily. Frs. Canute, Richard and Ivan
proclaimed the passion according to St. Mark. It was
indeed a homely celebration with a large number of
people. Mr. Maxim Lobo led the choir with
traditional hymns facilitating a devout and
Infant Jesus Feast at Sadbhavana
Sadbhavana celebrated the feast of Infant Jesus on
Sunday, 18th of January, at 10:30 am. Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao OCD, the Provincial Superior presided
over the festive mass and Rev. Fr. Alwyn Aranha OCD,
Dean of Dhyanasadhana Spirituality Centre, Mysore
preached a heart touching homily highlighting the
theme ĎKutmacho Bandh and Sargincho Swad.í Rev. Fr.
Gustavo from Spain and Rev. Fr. Mutato from Japan
who are presently working in Rome were present for
the Eucharist along with Rev. Fr. Roshan DíSouza
from Mira Road and the community fathers.
ABOUT CARMEL KUTAM?
In the 18th century,
the Konkan belt of India came under the Religious leadership of the
Carmelites. The first three Vicars Apostolic of Mangalore were Carmelites,
who vibrantly catered to the spiritual life of the faithful in and around
Mangalore. Through their committed hard work, the presences of Cloistered
Carmel Nuns, Apostolic Carmel sisters and the Third Order of Carmel were
established and thus the faithful of Mangalore had the privilege of imbibing
the spirituality of the Carmelite Order. The devotions associated with the
Carmelite Order, such as wearing the brown scapular, singing the Canticle,
and reciting the Carmelite rosary are just a few examples. Today the people
of Mangalore have spread all over the world. Bangalore being the capital of
Karnataka, there are about two lakh Konkani speaking people living in this
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