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COMMITTEE : 2019 - 2021
St Mary's Mangalorean Community, SMMC, a renowned Mangalorean Konkani organization of St Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai, now has new office bearers for the year 2019-2021. Fr. Denis Saldanha OFM Cap, Spiritual Director of SMMC announced the new Core Committee.
Names in the picture of four from left to right " Lavina D'Souza, Joseph Mathias, Fr. Denis Saldanha, Diany D'Souza"
SMMC, a novel organization was initiated in 2013 to cater the spiritual requirements of vast Mangalorean Konkani Community of St Mary's Parish Dubai. With the apt guidance and encouragement of the present energetic Spiritual Director Fr Denis Saldanha, SMMC successfully hosted spiritual as well as cultural programs like Lenten retreat, Konkani drama, indoor sports day, nine days Novena and Monti Fest, various competitions and cultural events.
The previous Core Committee headed by Ms. Jerina Lewis, as the coordinator completed its term. Fr. Denis, the Spiritual Director, thanked the previous committee for their selfless service in building up the Konkani Community by providing many opportunities of coming together and expressing talents of the Konkani Community.
The new office bearers of SMMC Dubai for the year 2019 - 2021 are:-
Diany D'Souza Co-ordinator
Joseph Mathias Vice-Coordinator
Lavina D'Souza Secretary
Leela D'Souza Treasurer
Clifford Rodrigues Liturgical
Helen Lobo Asst. Liturgical Co-ordinator
Rudolf Sanctis SMKV Co-ordinator
Francis Kiran Fernandes Cultural
Wilfred Mathias Asst. Cultural Co-ordinator
Vivian Fernandes Media Co-ordinator
The new core team under the guidance of Fr Denis enthusiastically geared up to plan new endeavors to enhance the spiritual and cultural activities for Mangalorean community of St Mary's Church Dubai.
SMMC new core team is planning for a grand celebration of nine days novena for the popular Mangalorean feast of Mother Mary 'Monti Fest' with Konkani Mass, Novena and Flower veneration to Balok Mori 'Bambino'. Monti Fest will be celebrated on Thursday, 5th September 2019 at 8pm with grand procession, flower veneration to Mother Mary, high mass in konkani and thereafter Novem Jeevan.
A cultural program will be organized on Friday, 6th September 2019 in the Bishop Gremoli Memorial Hall (main hall) of St Mary's Church. More details about Monti Fest celebration will be announced soon.
SMMC is also intending to organize many Konkani cultural events, Pradeep Barboza's Konkani comedy drama on Friday, 15th November 2019, is one among them.
The able SMMC's new Core team with the ever supportive Spiritual Director Fr Denis deems to render good benefits to the Mangalorean Community of St. Mary's Dubai Parish.