Christmas celebration 2013
Kallianpur : Christmas at Milagres Cathedral of Udupi Diocese celebrated with traditional fervor and devotion at midnight which one of the very few churches in Udupi diocese celebrated midnight solemn high mass. The church decorated with colorful lights and other attraction beautiful huge crib prepared by ICYM and YCS members.
Carol singing began at 11.30pm by famous choir group of the cathedral led by Rev Fr. Mahesh D’Souza Diocesan first ordained priest followed by Solemn high Christmas Eucharistic mass at exactly 12am midnight led by newly established Diocese Bishop Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo along with Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo Rector of Cathedral, Rev Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves Diocesan Catholic Sabha Spritual Director and Rev Fr. Nelson Furtado Vocational Director of Pilar Fathers.
During his homily Bishop said that God sent man to the world and God lived with human beings but he failed in earth. Man should live like human and should see the God. God is love. God loved his fellowmen. People should love others. The bishop exhorted the faithful to follow in the path of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Kissing the statue of Baby Jesus held after the mass. At the end of the mass Bishop conveyed his Christmas wishes to all parishioners’ and others. Meanwhile Rector of the Cathedral also conveyed his Christmas wishes and gave gratitude words of the grand celebration of Christmas.
After the mass Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo released “UDI UDI’ music album of great singer of the Cathedral Prajoth D’Sa. During the release ceremony Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, Rev Fr. Ferdinand, Rev Fr. Nelson Furtado, family members of Prajoth D’Sa and sponsor were present. Rev Fr. Mahesh D’Souza compered the release ceremony and gave praiseworthy keynote.
The cathedral brimmed with faithful even though midnight turning up with large numbers greeting each other. The ICYM members organized auction of big beautiful cake which auctioned to Oswald Cornelio just for Rs. 5000/-. The game of housie housie held after the auctioning of cake. Royden D’souza conducted the housie housie game which attended by large numbers. Health Minster of Karnataka U. T. Khader expected to visit Milagres Cathedral at midnight and arrangements were made to him for his visit. Large number of media persons covered the “midnight mass & Christmass Celebrations” at Milagres Cathedral.
News published on: 2013-12-25