Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-11-19 19:13 Shankerpura: The newly built presbytery (residence for priests) and parish office of Pangla Parish was inaugurated by Kaup MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake and blessed by Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop, Udupi Diocese, on Saturday at St. John Evangelist Church Pangla. A large number of priests, faithful, guests and school children gathered in front of the new glittering presbytery. Prior to the inaugural function, Holy Eucharistic Mass was celebrated by Bishop Dr. Gerald Isaac Lob along with V. Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro (Vicar Forane, Shirva Deanery), Rev. Fr. Joseph Martis (Rector, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu Mangalore) and many other resident and guests priests. The inaugural function began with a warm welcome by Deacon Roy. Former minister Vinayak Sorake inaugurated the presbytery followed by lighting of traditional lamp by Bishop Gerald Lobo, Sorake, V. Rev. Fr. Baptist Menezes (Vicar General, Udupi Diocese), V. Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro (Vicar, Shirva Deanery), Juliet Veera D’Souza (President, Katapady Gram Panchayath). Bishop Gerald blessed the entire presbytery along Fr. Stany Tauro.