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SMMC-Dubai announces a new core team
St. Mary's Mangalorean
Community, SMMC, a renowned Mangalorean Konkani organization of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Dubai, announced new office bearers for the year 2022-2024.
Rev. Fr. Denis
Saldanha OFM Cap, outgoing Spiritual Director of SMMC made this announcement
during the Konkani mass in June 2022. Rev. Fr. Victor Fernandes OFM Cap, who
succeeded Fr. Denis is the new Spiritual Director of SMMC Dubai. Jeevan Vas has
been elected as the new coordinator of SMMC succeeding Diany D'Souza whose term
had come to an end.
SMMC, a novel
organization was initiated in 2013 to cater the spiritual requirements of vast
Mangalorean Konkani Community of St. Mary's Church Dubai. SMMC has successfully
hosted many spiritual as well as cultural programs like Lenten retreat, Konkani
drama, indoor sports day, nine days Novena and Monti Fest, various
competitions, cultural events and medical and educational support to the needy
people in Dubai.
Fr. Denis, thanked the
previous committee for their selfless service in building up the Konkani
Community especially during the pandemic by reaching out to needy Konkani
community members and labor camps.
new office bearers of SMMC Dubai for the year 2022 - 24 are:-
Rev. Fr. Victor Fernandes OFM Cap
Olivia Savitha Fernandes
Asst. Liturgical Coordinator
Sports & Asst. Volunteer Coordinator
Cultural Coordinator & Konkan Yuva representative
The SMMC's new Core team
with new Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. Victor is intending to
continue with the ongoing events and also planning to organize many more
innovative projects to elevate spiritual fortitude and render social benefits
to the Mangalorean Community of St. Mary's Dubai Parish.