Monti Feast celebrated in Pune


Rons Bantwal

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Pune:The feast of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monti Fest) was celebrated on 11th September, 2011 by Mangalorean Catholic Asociation (MCA) at Our Lady Consoler of the Afflicted, Pimpri, Pune.

The celebration commenced with devotees showering flowers to Mother Mary amidst the sweet strains of ever-fresh hymns ’Sakkad sangatha melyan’ and ’Moriyek Hogolshiyam’.  and expressed their gratitude and love. The New Rice Corn (Novem) was blessed. 

This was followed by a grand celebration of the Eucharist. Rev Fr. Alban Rodrigues, Parish Priest of Kumble, Kasorgod was D’souza celebrated the Holy Eucharist with five co-celebrants. The melodious choir conducted by SVD brothers along with MCA members with the Konkani hymns, made the Mass more prayerful and meaningful.

 

 

 

 

Fr Alban in his homily stressed upon the need for realizing and reviving our Catholic faith and values. He said we are blessed with three mothers – heavenly mother, real mother & the earth, which provides us food. He asked the laity to respect all the three mothers. He also laid emphasis on the family values and the quality time to be spent with the family. More than 250 people participated in the service.

A cultural programme was organized by MCA members following the mass. The programme began with Lamp lighting. Ms. Senorita unveiled the curtains of the stage with her self-choreographed prayer dance, which followed welcoming the guests to stage. Mr. Assis Gonsalves, AGM Syndicate Bank, Pune was the Chief Guest while his better half Mrs. Jacintha Gonsalves and well known Konkani Composer & Singer Mr. Victor Concessao from Mumbai were the guests of honour.

 

 

 

Chief Guest called upon to keep Konkani spirit, culture & tradition live by teaching Konkani and our culture. Mrs. Gonsalves Felicitated the meritorious children of MCA members who passed in SSC, HSC & Graduation in the last Exam.

Victor Concessao felicitated the outgoing president & one of the founder members of MCA for his selfless service to MCA in Pune. Victor sang a self composed Konkani song with Pune Team-Konxie pikon ravlea. MCA members, their children along with SVD brothers performed various activities during the programme. Dance by kids, Folk dance by ladies, comedy dance by SVD brothers & skit – “Anticho Interview” were note worthy. Stephen Lobo compeered the programme.

Every one enjoyed the traditional delicious meal in Mangy style, Halu-dento, Chonne, sheet, daal vorn. Everywhere a typical Mangalorean atmosphere could be felt. It was a real wonderful experience of living the Mangalorean culture together. 

 

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