17.1.2022 7pm IST
Just like a Shepherd tends to his flock , in the real life The Shepherd ( Parish Priest ) of CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Colvale ,
Fr Arlino de Mello , reached out and attended to his parishioner.
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Mr Agnel Fernandes is a resident of St Francis Vaddo , Colvale is totally weak and
No family members , Alcohol and poverty coupled with the lockdown and many other issues may have put him in a corner where his plight was unbearable to his neighbor , Mr Jose Pereira .
Mr Jose Pereira has been providing all possible help to his neighbor Mr Agnel over a period of time and he understands that Agnel requires a home on a long-term basis to stabilize.
This is where Fr Arlino , as the Shepherd , steps in after Mr Jose Pereira brings it to Father's notice .
Fr Arlino visits Agnel on the same day of being informed and is moved by his plight .
Fr Arlino has recently been transfered to Colvale Parish in July 2021 from Aldona Parish .
My acquaintance with Fr Arlino goes back two years , when Late Francis Lobo , who we had picked up from Mumbai had expired and since he was from Aldona , Fr Arlino gave us good support with his funeral and burial in Aldona Cemetry without any hassle.
Fr Arlino called me 4 days back and explained me how Mr Agnel requires help ASAP.
Our team went the next day to investigate and we agreed to take him in .
Fr Arlino got Mr Jose Peteira & his son to organize the paperwork.
Thanks to Colvale Inspector Mr Somnath for getting his team to verify that Agnel needs rehabilitation.
Today we admitted Mr Agnel into our shelter home.
I appreciate the effort taken by Fr Arlino to make that initial call .
Fr could have Said to himself ” Why get involved ?, I am just come , let the neighbour do the needful “.
One phone call was all that made the difference .
If any one knows more about Mr Agnel and his family incase he has one do let me know thru whatsapp only.
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