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ಮಂಗ್ಳುರ್ ಕಥೊಲಿಕ್ ಕೇಂದ್ರ್, ಮಸ್ಕತ್ – ಮೊಟ್ವಿ ವೊಳೊಕ್

ಲೇಕಕ್ : ವಿಜಯ್ ಡಿಕುನ್ಹಾ

ಚರಿತ್ರಾ ಮನ್ಶ್ಯಾಚಿ ಪಾಟ್ ಸೊಡಿನಾ! ಚರಿತ್ರಾ ಮ್ಹಳ್ಯಾರ್ ಕೆದಾಳಾಗೀ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಗೆಲ್ಲೆಂ, ತಾರೀ ಸದಾಂಸ್ ಉಗ್ಡಾಸಾಕ್ ಹಾಡ್ಚೆಂ ವಿಷಯ್ ಜಾವ್ನಾಸಾ. ಪುಣ್, ಕಾಲ್ ನಾಸ್ತಾನಾ ಆಜ್ ನಾ, ಆಜ್ ನಾಸ್ತಾನಾಂ ಫಾಲ್ಯಾಂಚೊ ದೀಸ್ ನಾ. ಹೆಂ ಸಂಸಾರಾಚೆಂ ನಿಯಮ್.  ಪುಣ್ ಪಾಶಾರ್ ಜಾಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಕಾಳಾ ಥಾವ್ನ್ ಜೆಂ ಕಿತೆಂ ಪುಣೀ ಆಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಹಾತಾಕ್ ಮೆಳ್ಳಾಂ ತರ್ ತೆಂ ಸಾಂಬಾಳ್ನ್ ದವರ್ಲ್ಯಾರ್ ಬೋವ್ ವೊರ್ತೆo ಮ್ಹಣ್ಯೇತ್. ವ್ಹಯ್, 1991 ವರಸ್ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರಚಿ 17 ತಾರಿಕ್, ಮಂಗಳೂರ್ ಕ್ಯಾಥೊಲಿಕ್ ಸೆಂಟರ್ ಆಫ್ ದಿ ಪ್ಯಾರಿಷ್  (ಎಂ ಸಿ ಸಿ ಪಿ) ಚ್ಯಾ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಂತ್ ಭಾಂಗ್ರಾಳ್ಯಾ ಅಕ್ಷರಾಂನಿ ಬರೊಂವ್ಕ್ ಜಾಯ್ ಜಾಲ್ಲೊ ದಿವಸ್, ಮ್ಹಣ್ಚೆ ಎಂ ಸಿ ಸಿ ಪಿ ಚೆಂ  ಸ್ಥಾಪನ್ ಆನಿ ಪ್ರಥಮ್ ವಾರ್ಷಿಕ್ ದಿವಸ್ ಆಚರ್ಸಿಲೋ.  ಆಜ್ ಹೆಂ ಸಂಘಟನ್ ಅಮಾ ಸಮೇಸ್ತಾಂಚಾ ಸಹಕರನ್ ಆನಿ ಕುಮ್ಕೆನ್ ಅಟ್ಟಾವಿಸ್ ವರ್ಸಾಂಚ್ಯಾ ಉಂಬ್ರಾರ್ ಉಬಿo ರಾವ್ಲ್o.

ಮಸ್ಕತಾಂತ್ ವಸ್ತಿ ಕರ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಕೆನರಾ ಕ್ರಿಸ್ತಾಂವ್ ವಾ ಮಂಗ್ಳುರಿ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಕಥೊಲಿಕ್ ಸಮುದಾಯ ಮಧ್ಲೊ ಸಂಬಂಧ್ ಘಟ್ ಜಾಂವ್ಕ್, ತಶೆಂತ್ ತಾಲೆಂತಾಕ್ ಆನಿ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕ್ರತಿಕ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಾಂಕ್ ಉತ್ತೇಜನ್ ದಿಂವ್ಣ್ಚ್ಯಾದಿಶೆಂತ್, 1991 ಇಸ್ವೆನ್ತೆ, ವಾಲ್ಟೇರ್ ಮೊಂತೆರೋ, ಮಿಕ್ ಮ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್, ರಾಬರ್ಟ್ ಕುಟಿನೊ, ಆನಿ ಜೆರಿ ಡಿಮೆಲ್ಲೋ ಮುಳ್ಳೇ ಸಮುದಾಯೆಚೆ ಮುಖೆಲಿ, ಸಂಘಟನಾಚ್ಯಾ ಸ್ಥಾಪನಾ ವಿಶಿಂ ಚಿಂತಾಪ್ ಗಾಲಿ ಲಾಗ್ಲೆ. ತವಳ್ ರುವಿ ಫಿರ್ಗಜೆಚೊ ವಿಗಾರ್ ಜಾವ್ನಾಸಾಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಮಾನಾಧಿಕ್ ಬಾಪ್ ಅಗಸ್ಟೀನ್ ಅಂತಯೋ ಎಸ್ಸ್.ಜೆ. ಹಾಕಾ ಪೂರಕ್ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಮ್ಹಳ್ಳೆ ಬರಿಂ ತಾಂಣಿ ತಾಂಚೊ ಸಹಕಾರ್ ದಿಲೊ. ತಾಂಚಾಂ ಸೆವಾ ಆವ್ದೆಂತ್ ಎಂ ಸಿ ಸಿ ಪಿ  ಯಶಸ್ವಿ ರಿತಿನ್ ಚಲೊಂಕ್ ಸಾಧ್ಯ್ ಜಾಲೆಂ.

ಆಜ್ ಮಂಗ್ಳುರ್ ಕಥೊಲಿಕ್ ಕೇಂದ್ರ್ ಎಕಾ ಬಲ್ಲ್ವಂತ್ ಸಂಘಟನಾ ರೂಪಾರ್ ಆಮ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಮಾoಯ್ ಭಾಸೆಚೊ ಪೋಸ್ನರ್ ಆನಿ ಕೊಂಕಣ್ ದಾಯ್ಜೆಚೊ ರಾಕ್ವಲೀ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಸೇವಾ ದಿoವ್ನ್ಕ್ ಸಕ್ಲಾ ತರ್ ಹಾಕಾ ಮಸ್ಕತ್ತಾoತ್ ವಸ್ತಿ ಕರ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಸರ್ವ್ ಮಂಗ್ಳುರಿ ಮುಳಾಚಾ ಸರ್ವಾoಚೊ ಸಹಕಾರ್ ಆನಿ ನಿರಂತರ್ ಆದಾರ್ ಸಾಕ್ಸ್ ಜಾವ್ನಾಸಾಆಜ್ ಸಬಾರ್ ಜಣಾಂಚ್ಯಾ ಮಿನತೆಕ್ ಲಾಗುನ್, ಆನಿ ಜಾಯ್ತೆ ನವೆ ಸಾಂದೆ ಜಾಲ್ಯಾತ್ ದೆಕುನ್, ಹೆಂ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಉಲೊವ್ಪಿ  ಸಂಘಟನ್ ಬರಾನ್ ಸೊಲೊವ್ನ್ ವೊಚೊವ್ನ್ ಆಸಾ

2010 ಇಸ್ವೆನ್ತೆ, ಮಂಗ್ಳುರ್ಚ್ಯಾ ನೇಹರು ಮೈದಾನoತ್ ಜಾಲ್ಯಾ ವಿಶ್ವ ಕೊಂಕಣಿ ಎಕ್ತಾ ದಿವಸ್, ಹಾಂತು, ಎಂ ಸಿ ಸಿ ಪಿ ಕ್ಕ್ ತವಳ್ಚೆಂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪತಿ ಪ್ರತಿಭಾ ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ತಾಂಣಿ ಮಾನ್ ಕೆಲ್ಲೊ ದೀಸ್ ಆಮ್ಕಾಂ ಮಸ್ಕತ್ ಗರಾಂಕ್ ಎಕ್ ವಡ್ ಗೌರವ್ ಆನಿ ಅಭಿಮಾನ್ ಜಾವ್ನಸಾ.

ಅಸಲ್ಯಾ ಮಹಾನ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಚೊ ರೂಪಯೋತ್ಸವ 2016 ಇಸ್ವೆನ್ತೆ ವೋಡ್ಲ್ಯಾಸಂಬ್ರಾಮಾಂತ್ ಆಚರ್ಸಿಲೋ. ತವಳ್ಚೊ ಮಂಗ್ಳುರ್ ದಿಯೆಸೆಜಿಚೊ ಭಿಸ್ಪ್ ಬೋವ್ ಮಾನಾದಿಕ್ ಗೊವ್ಳಿ ಬಾಪ್ ಎಲೋಸಿಸ್ ಪೌಲ್ ಡಿಸೋಜಾ ಆನಿ ಮಂಗ್ಳುರ್ಚೆ  ಸಬಾರ್ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಆನಿ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ್ ಮುಕೆಲಿ ಘನಾನ್ ಆನಿ ಮನಾನ್  ಹ್ಯಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಾಂತ್ ಬಾಗ್ ಗೆತ್ತೆಲ್ಲೆ.

ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ್ ರುವಿ ಫಿರ್ಗಜೆಚೊ ಮಾನಾಧಿಕ್ ಬಾಪ್ ಮರಿಯಾನ್ ಮಿರಾಂದಾ ಸಂಘಟನಚ ಗರ್ಜಾಂಕ್ ಸ್ಪಂದನ್ ಕರ್ನ್ ಆಮ್ಚಾ ಅತ್ಮಿಕ್ ತಶೆಂ ಲೌಕಿಕ್ ಸಂಗ್ತಿಂಕ್ ಕುಮೊಕ್ ಕರ್ನ್ ಆಸಾತ್. ಕಾರ್ಯಾಳ್ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷಿಣ್ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಮಾನೆಸ್ತಿಣ್ ಜೆಸ್ಸಿ ಪೀರೆರಾ ವಾವ್ರ್ ದೀವ್ನ್ ಆಸಾತ್. ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಯ ಸಮಿತಿಚೆ ಕಾಯಮ್  ಸಾoದೇ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಮಾನೆಸ್ತ್ ಸ್ಟಾನ್ಲಿ ಫೆರ್ನಾಂಡಿಸ್, ಕ್ಲಾರೆನ್ಸ್ ಪಿಂಟೋ, ಡೊನೊಲ್ಡ್ ಪಿಂಟೋ ಆನಿ ಜಾನ್ ಗೋನ್ಸಾಳ್ವಾಸ್ ವಾವ್ರ್ ದೀವ್ನ್ ಆಸಾತ್. ಅಸಲೊ ಲೊಕಾಮೊಗಾಳ್ ಸಂಘಟನ್ ವೆಗಿಂತ ತೀಸ್ ವರ್ಸಾಂಚಾ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಕ್ ಆಚರೆಣೆಕ್ ಮುಕಾರ್ ಪೊಲೊವ್ನ್ ಆಸಾ.

HISTROY OF MCCP

By: Vijai Dcunha

Mangalore’ popularly known as Rome of the East, which covers the geographical area of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in Karnataka and a part of Kasargod district in Kerala in Western coast of Indian peninsula has around 160 parishes. By and large, over the world people from these places are better known as Mangalureans. 

People of this area residing in Oman in the late 1980’s long time realized to have an association that would preserve the culture, language and heritage of home land and would render social and community service. While this thought was just prevailing, in the year 1991, a small association of like-minded people of Mangalorean origin, namely, Walter Monteiro, Mic Max, Robert Cutino, and Gerry Dmello gave wings and feathers to the idea of forming an association and approached to the then Parish Priest of Ruwi, Fr. Augustine Antao S.J. 

Far beyond the imagination and expectation, Fr. Augustine overwhelmingly supported this plan and anointed Mangalurean Catholic Community of Parish [the word ‘Community’ later changed to ‘Centre’] to officiate under the patronage and spiritual guidance of the Parish Priest of St. Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi.

Thus, on 17th Oct. 1991, MCCP had planned its first social gathering, which was celebrated with great fervour and zeal.  Robert Cutino became the first President for the Year 1992-93 with handful of office bearers to look after Spiritual, finance and cultural and sports activities, and Ostwald Soares followed the next term.

As MCCP moved to two quick terms, Walter Monteiro lead the 3rd term i.e. 1994 – 95. In the very previous term, the then parish priest Late Rev. Fr. Augustine Antao, had formed the working committee under the able chairmanship of Oswald Soares.  Being small in size, including Lancy Fernandes, Clotilda Fernandes and Walter Monteiro was motivation enough to think and work alike with familial intensity.

On 14.04.1994, a new committee was elected and other team members were Brian Nazreth, Herman Fernandes, John D’Souza, Lancy Fernandes, Nancy D’souza. To avoid the mischief of misusing the word community, the then Bishop His Lordship Late Rev Bernard Gremoli, on 1st August 1994 accepted the collective request to change the word from community to “Centre”, and thus it remained as M.C.C.P.  unchanged. During 1994-95 term, usual competitions such as Drawing, elocution, essay writing, games like Cricket in Qurum Contractors Ground and Throwball at Ghala parish were conducted.

The celebration of sacerdotal silver jubilee of Late Rev Fr. Augustine Antao by M.C.C.P. on 2nd Feb. 1995 is worth recalling. Felicitation song and address composed and presented by the then current President of MCCP Walter Monteiro, moved Fr. Augustine. 

10th March 1995, was the inauguration of the new church of Sts. Peter & Paul in Ruwi. Foreign Minister of Holy Father Pope Paul John II, Rt. Rev. His Lordship Poeblo Puente was the main celebrant, and Fr. Augustine arranged only two offerings at the Holy Mass and the MCCP’s then president Walter Monteiro had been given the privilege to walk the aisle and offer at the Alter through His Lordship.  This proves how Mangaloreans were dearly regarded and were given the privilege. 

A play ‘Xeghunachi Sun’ written by Walter Monteiro played on 14th Nov. 1996 at a very famous event hosted by MCCP is always remembered in the history of MCCP.  This event was hugely contributed by the MCCP’s legendry personalities like Henry Martis, Oswald Soares, Music score by Apolinaris D’souza, Acoustics by Stanley Fernandes, Keyboard by Joselyn (Apoli’s Son), Cast: Jacintha & Walter Mendonca, Francis Dsouza, Walter Pinto, Vallu, Peter Misquith, Helen Sequeira, Victoria Suaris are innumerable.  This momentous moment is worth remembering. Benedict Pereira handled the finance judicially, yet very liberally.   

MCCP took a pride to receive its dueful reward at Vishwa Konkani Ekta Divas organized as a part of first World Konkani Cultural Convention at Nehru Maidan on 09-12-2010.  On this occasion, the then President of India Mrs. Pratiba Patil honoured 25 Konkani associations, from around the world. MCCP was one among them and brought proud moment to all Mangalorean Catholics in Oman.

MCCP had a grand celebration of its 25th year Jubilee in the year 2016, which was inaugurated by the then Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza of Managalore Diocese, and many dignitaries world-wide too attended the same. 

The Past Presidents of MCCP were:

01 Robert Coutino 1992 – 1993
02 Oswald Soares 1993 – 1994
03 Walter Monteiro 1994 – 1995
04 Brian Nazareth 1995 – 1996
05 Henry G. Martis 1996 – 1997
06 Oswald Soares 1997 – 1998
07 Stanley T. H. Fernandes 1998 – 1999
08 Donald Pinto 1999 – 2000
09 Oswald Soares 2000 – 2001
10 Henry G. Martis 2001 – 2002
11 Leo Quadros 2002 – 2003
12 Donald Pinto 2003 – 2004
13 Henry G. Martis 2004 – 2005
14 Henry G. Martis 2005 – 2006*
15 Suraj Rebello & Clarence Pinto 2006 – 2007**
16 Stanley T. H. Fernandes 2007 – 2008
17 Clarence Donald Pinto 2008 – 2009
18 Suraj Rebello 2009 – 2010
19 Monica Dantis 2010 – 2011
20 Stanley T.H Fernandes 2011 – 2012
21 Lawrence Alva 2012 – 2013 
22 Lancy Lobo 2013 – 2014
23 Precilla Menezes 2014 – 2015
24 John Gonsalves 2015 – 2016
25 Dilip Correa 2016 – 2017
26 Sunil Furtado 2017 – 2018
27 Ajith Walder 2018 – 2019
28 Jessie Pereira 2019 – 2021

MCCP has come a long way since its inception in 1991. In the last 28 years the MCCP has extended its work to a number of areas, including sport, recreation, Spirituality, Community and social Service. It would be rather a history that the Community Association has successfully completing 3 decades on a foreign land, and this is surely due to the strong bond among its members and the Guidance of elders. Long live MCCP.

Source: MCCP Founders message

 

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