Mangalore: CODP a Mangalore Diocesan NGO Celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its existence on 28th May 2024 at St. Sebastian centenary hall. The celebration began with presided over by  Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldhana Bishop of Mangalore. Co-celebrant were Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Serao  Bishop of Shimogga. Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul Dsouza, emirates bishop of Mangalore, Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerald Issac Lobo Bishop of Udupi, the Priests of City and Episcopal Deanery were present. Religious Sisters and 300 faithful took a part in the Eucharistic at Bendur Church. 

The celebration began at the Bendur church hall with a prayer dance, performed by Remona Pereira and team. The President of the function Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha honored the “Moga Nolo” donors of the housing scheme. Bishop Jerald of Udupi Diocese felicitated the past Directors. The founder Secretary Monsignor Edwin Pinto was felicitated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha.  Michael Dsouza who donated RS. 1,82,75,000/- was honored. Two documentaries on CODP housing for the poor was screened on the time of the celebration. 

The CODP Golden Jubilee marked with the special event of the 75 new houses for the poor & 55 families for repairs. Parishes who donated the highest amount and family wise contribution were honored in his Presidential speech. The President, Bishop Peter spoke of CODP as shedding tears of the poor and the sorrowful.  Patricia CODP past Secretary proposed vote of thanks. The programme was compared by Mrs. Irene Rebello and Francis Dcunha. The present Secretary and the staff  Nikeeta and Praveen managed the programme, under the supervision of Fr. Vincent Dsouza, Secretary CODP.