28 Nov 2015

The 9th National Council......

      The 9th National Council of the World Apostolate of Fatima was held at Caritas Holiday Home, St. Inez Panaji Goa on the 18th November 2015 (Wed) presided over by the WAF Indian National Ecclesiastical Advisor Most Rev. Peter Machado Bishop of Belgaum. Also present was Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao, Arunachal Pradesh. A record of 3 Bishops, 39 delegates [Priests, Religious], 12 observers, including 34 priests from 22 dioceses, 5 Sisters of different congregations and 112 local WAF members attended. Total 163 attended.                             

The Dioceses are Belgaum, Ahmadabad, Baroda, Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Karwar, Raiganj, Kurnool AP, Miao AP, Meerut, Khandwa, Dindigul TN, Kottayam, Agra, Bathery, Bellary, Warangal TN, Sindhudurg, Mangalore, New Delhi and Goa.

9th National Council Meet Wednesday18th November 2015
Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul
Caritas Holiday Home St. Inez Panjim
17th November 2015
Evening - Arrival of Delegates to Caritas Holiday Home.
Dinner for delegates at 8:30 pm

18th November 2015
7.30 a.m. Breakfast for Delegates.
8.15 a.m. Hymn: Oh, Come to the Throne                  Choir
8.20 a.m. Rosary - Glorious Mysteries -                                Celina Caldeira 
8.40 a.m. Hymn: Salve Regina                                   Choir
8.45 a.m. Prayer for Canonization of Francisco
                and Jacinta and Prayer for Beatification of
                Servant of God Lucia.                                            Mary Rama Rao
8.50 a.m. International WAF hymn to Our Lady of Fatima   Youth???  
9.00 a.m. Introduction/Welcome                                            Francis S. Barreto – Coordinator
9.15 a.m. Address of the National Ecclesiastical Advisor
                Most Rev. Peter Machado Bishop of Belgaum            Bishop Peter Machado
9.45 a.m. Hymn: Mother of Mine                                Choir
9.50 a.m. National Center Report                                     Anthony Viegas – Chairman   
10.00 a.m. Message of Fatima                                            Dr. Celcio Dias – Vice Chairman
10.20 a.m. Tea Break
10.35 a.m. Hymn: Ave Maria, Gratia Plena            Choir
10.40 a.m. First Saturdays power point presentation      Fr. M. V. Sunny
11.00 a.m. Pledge/Consecration                                             Francis S. Barreto
11.10 a.m. Hymn: Holy Virgin by God’s Decree        Choir
11.15 a.m. Scapular of Our Lady                                        Lester DeMello
11.25 a.m. Hymn: Immaculate Mary                        Choir
11.30 a.m. Healing through the Eucharist                        Fr. Conceicao D’Silva - Spiritual Advisor
12.00 noon Hymn: Mary How Beautiful Thy Name      Choir
12.05 noon Blessed Joseph Vaz – First Goan Saint      Fr. Peter da Gama - Parish Priest
                                                                                      St. Francis Xavier Church Duller   
12.55 p.m. Angelus and Grace before meal           Sacramenta DeMello/Fr. Conceicao D’Silva
1.00 p.m. Lunch - Film on Fatima during lunch break       Lester DeMello/Lester Rodrigues  
2.00 p.m. Hymn: Hail Mary Gentle Woman                 Choir
2.05 p.m. Workshop/Interaction about starting
                WAF/First Saturdays in your Parish –                              All delegates
2.50 p.m. Power of the Rosary                                   Lester Rodrigues
3.00 p.m. 3’O Clock Prayer/Chaplet of Divine Mercy               Julius Fernandes  
3.10 p.m. Hymn: I will sing of the Mercies of the Lord Choir
3.15 p.m. Election to the National Council                   All delegates                                         
3.35 p.m. Tea Break
3.55 p.m. Newly elected office bearers speak                                               
4.25 p.m. Fatima Farewell Hymn                                    Youth
4.35 p.m. Holy Hour                                                       Raynor/Anthony/Julius
5.35 p.m. Preparation for Mass/Short break of 10 minutes
5.45 p.m. Welcoming Archbishop Patriarch                     Anthony/Celcio/Francis/Julius/Lester  
6.00 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration                Main Celebrant Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao
                                                                        Archbishop Patriarch of Goa & Daman  
                Vote of Thanks at the end of the Mass            Anthony Viegas – Chairman  
8.00 p.m. Dinner for Delegates.

19th November 2015
7.30 a.m. Breakfast for Delegates
8.00 a.m. Leave for Sancoale: St Joseph Vaz and Old Goa: St Francis Xavier…….. by bus for sight seeing and
         Light and Sound Show for those delegates who
                 will give names by 3.40 p.m. on 18th .  

Indian National Center Report by Dr. Celcio Dias – Vice Chairman National Center and International Secretary

          The meeting began at 8 am with the choir singing the hymn: Oh, Come to the Throne…….. Mrs. Celina Caldeira led the Glorious mysteries of the Rosary followed Salve Regina. Dr. Celcio Dias, International Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Indian National Centre, made a power point presentation on the “National Centre Report. The Chairman Anthony Viegas also presented on the “Message of Fatima”.

Message of Fatima by Anthony Viegas – Chairman   National Center and outgoing National Executive Board Secretary


Left to right:
1) Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB of Miao, Arunachal Pradesh

2) WAF National Ecclesiastical Advisor Most Rev. Peter Machado Bishop of Belgaum 

3) Fr. Conceicao D’Silva - Goa Spiritual Advisor 

4) Fr. Peter da Gama - Parish Priest St. Francis Xavier Church Duller Goa 

2nd row:
Fr. Calistus Fernandes outgoing National Executive Board Vice Chairman Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Karjat Bombay Archdiocese 

                Most Rev. Peter Machado Bishop of Belgaum crowning Our Lady
The Inaugural function began with our National Ecclesiastical Advisor Most Rev. Peter Machado announcing that THE MOTHER OF JESUS HAS COME TO THIS PLACE.LET US GIVE HER A WARM WELCOME. The choir sang the hymn Ave Maria Gratia Plena. Our Chairman Anthony Viegas recited a short prayer “Blessed are you, O Mary, for the World’s Salvation came forth from you; Now in glory you rejoice forever with the Lord. Intercede for us with your Son”. 

Bishop Peter Machado then Crowned the Statue of Our Lady and placed a Rosary in Her hands. At the lighting of the lamp Chairman Anthony Viegas recited the prayer Jesus said “I am the light of the World Whoever follows me, will have the light of life And will never walk in darkness” [Jn.8:12].  Bishop Peter Machado and Bishop George Pallipparambil, Goa Unit Spiritual Advisor Fr Conceicao D’Silva, National Chairman Fr Sunny, National Vice Chairman Fr Callistus Fernandes, National Treasurer Fr Alphy D’Silva and other dignitaries lighted the lamp

Bishop George lighting the traditional lamp

Out going National Executive Board Chairman: Fr M V Sunny, Raiganj diocese
Behind him right side is 
National Executive Board Treasurer: Fr Alphy D’Silva of Karwar

Extreme left: Fr Menino Vales, Assolna Goa, then is Fr Raymond Losboa, Mt Carmel Church Chinder Sindhudurg Diocese Marashtra 

Francis S. Barreto – Coordinator National Center

Fr. Babla Mandal  WAF Asst Spiritual Advisor Raiganj Diocese 

Fr J Aral Mani, Parish Priest & Mr. J Suresh, Infant Jesus Church Thendral Nagar, Balaji Nagar Extn Ambathur Madras Archdiocese

Fr. Elias Martis Infant Jesus Church Mandigiri  Adoni Kurnool Diocese  AP

Sr. Nirmala FS and Sr. Molliy Vadaken of Khandwa Diocese MP