Monti Feast celebration at Kemmannu Church.


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Monti Feast celebration at Kemmannu Church.

Kemmannu, September 08, 2017
: Monti feast, Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the festival of new harvest was celebrated on Friday in Kemmannu, with traditional gaiety and fervor.

Early morning 7.15, hundreds of faithful gathered at the church ground. Blessing prayers were held near the church Grotto.  Parish Priest Fr. Victor D’ Souza blessed the fresh crop of rice corn with a brief introduction.  ’Moriyeek Hogolsiyaa’ hymn was sung as children offered the flowers to Virgin Mary.

The high mass was celebrated by Fr.Victor D’ Souza along with guest priest Fr. Wenslus Rodrigues.  Fr. Victor delivered a powerful homily highlighting the importance of worshiping Mother Mary and about the importance of the day and family bonding.

Children who brought and offered flowers on all 9 days of Novena were given a special prize, which was distributed by Fr. Wency.

Parish council members distributed the new rice corn to all those gathered at the church. Later sugar cane of distributed to all Gurkars, sponsors, who sponsored the sweets on Novena day’s and to all the children and parishioners. Sweet Kheer (Vorn) sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Jayaprakash D’ Souza and Mr. & Mrs. Archibald Menezes was distributed to the gathered.

Dr. Vivian D’ Souza S/o late George Paul D Souza was the Firgent of the feast who apart from other things sponsored the Sugar cane.

Monti fest is also called as the ‘Family Feast’. It is an occasion for all the family members to come together and have the traditional lunch together. Many children, who stay outside Kemmannu, visited their parent’s homes.

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Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Fri, September-8-2017, 5:15
Mother Mary pray for us ...
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Raejsh, Malpe Fri, September-8-2017, 2:23
Happy Feast
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