Nativity of Mary Celebrated


Kallianpur : The celebration of the Nativity of Blessed Mary, traditionally called “Monthi Fest” in coastal Karnataka held at Milagres Cathedral with traditionally & devotionally which first Bishop of Udupi Diocese Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo for the first time after the erection of Udupi Diocese blessed the new harvest rice corn at entrance of the Diocese Cathedral at 8.30am.

Though it had rained during the night, large number of children who entered the church gate to sing “Moriye Hogalshiyam” beautiful devotional song, devotees proceed to Cathedral for the solemn high mass. All parishioners followed by Cross, school brass band proceed to cathedral systematically will be appreciated.

The feast Solemn high mass was celebrated by the Bisop of Udupi along with Rector of Cathedral Very Rev. Fr. Stany B. Lobo and Principal of Milagres PU college Rev Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves. During homily Bishop said that Birth of Blessed Mary is the salvation of humanity. We also call Blessed Mary as morning star. The celebration of Feast of Monthi Fest should renewal of the relationship between Mother Mary & us. We should respect the humanity and should sacrifice to God.

Moreover Bishop said that Monthi Fest is also called family feast should accelerate the relationship of humanity. The feast of Nativity also called feast of Women. So we should have respect girl & women. Bishop gave his feast message & wished the parishioners as well as Diocean people .

Beautiful and one of the best choir during the solemn mass led by Rev Fr. Mahesh D’Souza added more devotion and fervor of the Monthi Fest.

The new paddy with blessed rice corn after the mass distributed by parish pastoral council members with newly appointed gurkars.

After the mass various scholarships were distributed to topers of Annual Examinations. Catholic Sabha Milagres unit organized “Pratibha Purashkar” to topers of students of Milagres Institutions. The firgent of the Feast sons of late Lazarus D’Souza were the sponsors of the feast as well as all prizes for the toppers of the Exams.

Get together was held at Milagres Tri-centenary Hall after the distribution of Sugarcane and sweets to all the parishioners which organized by Pirgent.  

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News published on: 2013-09-08