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SMMC Core Committee 2022-2024 Member Details
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.
The 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
Asst. Eucharistic Coordinator
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.