Fr Antimo Gomes laid to rest


Hundreds of people from all walks of life bid adieu to Canon J S Antimo Gomes as his mortal remains were laid to rest at his native place, Panzorcone-Cuncolim on Thursday.
Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao led the faithful in paying glowing tributes to Canon Gomes for his rich contribution to the Church as well as in the field of education.
A galaxy of Priests, nuns, students, teachers and citizens from across the state participated in the Eucharistic celebration at the Our Lady of Piety Chapel, Panzorcone as the Archbishop thanked God for giving Canon Gomes as a gift for the Archdiocese.
NCC cadets of St Xavier’s College, Mapusa accompanied the funeral cortege from his residence to the Chapel. Canon Gomes had a long association with the St Xavier’s college, Mapusa and was its Principal for many years.
He was also the secretary of the Diocesan Society of Education. [H]