I have learnt from reliable sources that Willington Catholic Gymkhana had a mass on the Municipal Grounds side of the Gymkhana Premises on December 3rd ,2014 in the open air and the said mass was celebrated by 6 priests and Fr. Vernon Aguar Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church attended the said mass and sat in the first row.The Priest who celebrated the open air mass were Fr.Nereus Rodrigues, Fr.Savio Desales and Fr. Gilbert D’Lima Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church Orlem who gave the preaching for the said mass.
I have also been informed by other Gymkhanas / Mahim Gymkhana that mass is not allowed to be celebrated even in the Gymkhana premises.
My question is was influence used to have the said mass in the open?
Who were the persons involved who granted permission for the said mass to be held in the open air?
Are some people more equal in the eyes of the Archdiocese of Bombay.
Is there a system of untouchability being practised in the Archdiocese of Bombay.
Despite having written to the Cardinal on December 9th, 2014 nothing has happened. I wonder why it is taking Cardinal Garcias so long to investigate. I can understand a land fraud like Marinagar where he had told the press that he had set up an Inquiry Commission in February 2011. Till today, I the Complainant have not been examined and no report has been released publicly . So also one is not aware if the investigation is still going on considering the size of the fraud which is almost Rs.1000 crores. The sad part is that the Church which is supposed to stand for the truth is refusing to lodge a complaint regarding the six already rehoused tenants.
Now coming back to the six priests who said the mass I have never interacted with any of the disclosed names except Fr. Gilbert D’lima who gave the preaching for the said mass and is the present Parish Priest of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Orlem.
Some years ago when the Crosses were demolished and a meeting was held at Cross Maidan at which I was among the hundreds present. I had questioned Fr. Anthony Charanghat when he was also one of the members of the audience like me, regading a statement which he had made to me and Fr. Dominic Savio Fernandes was also present when the statement was made to me outside Archbishops House where I was demonstrating outside there and asked them why no reply was given to my e mail.
Suddenly a person came there with a collar and told me that I will be informed in writing in due course.
Till today despite more than 3 years passing I have not received a reply.I later came to know that the priest was Fr.Gilbert D’Lima.
As a Priest , I feel he is definitely a smooth talker and I am sure he gave a preaching about something he does not practise just as he told me something about what he was noteven aware about.
Is it right for these priests to have participated in a private mass held in the open where the right of admission was reserved only for a select few when private open air masses are not allowed in the Archdiocese of Mumbai.
I am also told that Certain Priests in Mumbai have celebrated marriage masses and solemnised the marriage during the mass despite one of the partners being non catholic. Any thing can happen if one has the right connections.
It is sad that the Cardinal is still remaining silent on this issue as well.