On 3rd December 2014, Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana had their Gymkhana Mass in the open air, side of the Gymkhana Premises.The said mass was con-celebrated by 5 priests and attended by one priest who sat in the First row. The Parish Priests who celebrated the mass were Fr. Gilbert D’lima Parish Priest of Orlem Church, Fr. Nerus Rodrigues Rector of the Mount Marys Basilica, Fr. Savio Desales- Priest at Victories Church Mahim , a priest from St.Peters Church Bandra and one more priest.
Fr.Vernon Aguiar who is the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church and in whose jurisdiction the Gymkhana falls was sitting in the first row when the mass was celebrated.
My own parents who were both 80 plus were celebrating 60 years of marriage which is quite rare , in fact the priest who celebrated the mass and who was over sixty five years of age told us that it was the first diamond jubilee of a marriage which he was celebrating .We requested the then Parish Priest late Fr. Salvadore Rodrigues who was also an Episcopal Vicar to allow us to celebrate the mass on the terrace of the building , however he flatly refused saying that it was the policy of the Archdiocese not to allow such open air masses except community masses.
The laity of Mumbai must be also having similar experiences .
When I wrote to the Cardinal Oswald Gracias that how come two different policies are followed in the Archdiocese of Mumbai , he knew he had no answers and we were told that this Cardinal allows open air masses!!! And what the then Parish Priest late Fr. Salvadore Rodrigues had done was wrong.
What is even more surprising is that none of the Church newspapers carried this news of open air masses being allowed.
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