Mangaluru, Nov 29: There has never been any Catholic presentation software in the entire world. With the guidance and support of Bishop of Mangalore, ‘Team Ephphatha’ that consist of four young Catholic priests and M P Noronha,secretary of Pastoral Council of Mangalore diocese,have developed first Catholic version of Presentation Software.
On 27th November, 2014 on the occasion of dedication of Shrine of John Paul II at Bajpe, Mangaluru, the first ever Catholic worship software was launched by Papal ambassador for India and Nepal,Dr Salvatore Pennacchio.
It is the first software developed for worship and presentations in the Catholic Church and it contains all the 73 books of the Bible in three languages like Konkani, Kannada and English. The software has unique features like Bible word search, overlay scroll bar, liturgical contents etc. This is the first catholic software to get permission from Ignatius Press, California and Harper Collins Publishers, San Francisco.
The website of this software www.catholicworship.org was inaugurated by Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza during the same occassion.
Fr Vishal Monis, team Coordinator for Ephphatha, M P Noronha and Prakash Lobo, the software designer, were present during the launching.
Later Team Ephphatha met Apostolic Nuncio Dr Salvatore Pennaccio at the Bishop’s House in Mangaluru to brief on the new software.