Feast of St Francis of Assisi: Secular Franciscan Oder - Bajpe Region
The Secular Franciscans of Bajpe region (comprising of 13 Parish
fraternities) celebrated the feast of St Francis of Assisi at Our Lady
of Immaculate Conception, Kinnigoli on 6th October 2021.
Rev. Fr. John Fernandes the Spiritual Assistant of the region was the
chief celebrant. Rev Fr William D'Souza, the Asst Parish Priest
concelebrated. In his homily Fr John spoke of the humanness of St
Francis and called upon the Secular Franciscans to practice this virtue.
Rev Fr William, on behalf of the Parish Priest Rev Fr Matthew Vas and
the parish community wished the gathering a happy feast of St Francis of
Assisi. During the celebration 7 members made their profession and 5
After the Holy Mass all gathered in the parish hall. Brother Rocky Lobo,
the president of Bajpe region welcomed, the Secretary br William
presented the annual report, br Alwyn Monteiro the president of OFS
Mangalore region greeted the assembly and fr John Fernandes wished all a
very happy feast of St Francis. Around 180 members were present. All
shared the festive meal and returned back to their respective place with
joy and peace.