Mangaluru, April 9: Post-centenary silver jubilee of St Joseph Leprosy Hospital and golden jubilee of Rehabilitation Unit, which are run by Father Muller Charitable Institutions; will be celebrated at the Academy hall of the Institution on Saturday April 11th.
Announcing this at a press meet in the city on Thursday April 9th, Fr Richard Coelho, administrator, FMMCH said, the jubilee celebration will commence with the solemn Eucharistic celebration at 8 am at St Joseph Chapel in Father Muller campus, in which the main celebrant will be Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese.
Formal ceremony will be held at the Academy hall at 5.30 pm.
U T Khadar, Minister for health and family welfare will be the chief guest. The guests of honour will be Joint Director, state leprosy officer Vimala Patel, superior general of Helpers of Mount Rosary Sr Prescilla D’Mello, provincial superior of Karnataka Jesuits Fr Stany D’Souza, and provincial superior of Sisters of Charity, Mangaluru province Dr Sr Matilda Monteiro.
The event will be presided over by Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, informed Fr Richard Coelho.
Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Souza, administrator, FMMC, Sr Aileen Mathias, CNO, FMMCH, Dr Ramesh Bhat, and Dr Nandakishore were present during the press meet.