Mumbai priests cook to help marginalized

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A group of priests in a Mumbai parish prepared a five-course dinner for their parishioners as part of their effort to raise fund to help the poor.

The idea follows up the call of Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay to initiate programs to support poor and marginalized in line with Pope Francis’ constant plea to Catholics to help the poor, particularly to poor and migrants.

Cardinal Gracias wanted each parish of the archdiocese to initiate programs so that they could grow beyond the “cold charity” of donating to collection boxes.

The five-course formal dinner on Dec. 2 aimed to provide a fine dining experience for the parishioners to raise funds for Katkaris of Raigad, a marginalized community.

The entire meal was prepared and served by the priests themselves with a little help from a couple of Chef friends, said a release from the archdiocese.

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