Feast of Nativity at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banasawadi, Bengaluru

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Kemmannu News Network, 09-09-2019 12:49:29

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Feast of Nativity of Our Mother Mary - 2019  Celebrations at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banasawadi, Bengaluru
The annual feast of Nativity of Our Mother Mary was celebrated at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banasawadi, Bengaluru with traditional gaiety & fervour on Sunday, the 8th Sept ’19. The service in Konkani commenced at 10.30am in the morning at the Church premises with blessing of newly grown sheaves of paddy corn by Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Manohar Josely Noronha. This was followed by Children offering & honouring Mother Mary with flowers and singing of hymns in honour of Mother Mary. Thereafter,  Children along with Priests and Parishioners proceeded to the Church in a procession with blessed paddy corn and statue of Infant Mary to celebrate Holy Mass.

The main celebrant during the Eucharistic Service was Rev. Fr. Boniface Pinto, Professor at Mangalurus St. Joseph’s Seminary, with co-celebrants in Most Rev. Fr. Manohar Josly Noronha (Parish Priest), Rev. Fr. Paul Dsouza (Asst. Parish Priest), Rev. Fr. Edison (Asst. Parish Priest), Rev. Fr. Ashok, Rev. Fr. John Paul and Rev. Fr. Manuel Raj.  The homily on this occasion was delivered by main celebrant Rev. Fr. Boniface Pinto on the days theme of Mary- Our Mother, the model of holiness for the family. 

Konkani Choir Group ably supported the Eucharistic Service by singing melodious hymns during the Service.

Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Manohar Noronha, who thanked the Main celebrant and co-celebrants for their presence and also greeted the Parishioners on the occasion of Nativity Feast of our Mother Mary.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Cynthia Lobo at the end of the Service acknowledging every ones contribution and active participation in these celebrations, making it a memorable and meaningful one. Blessed corn was distributed to the parishioners at the end of the service.

This years celebration was preceded by  9 days Novena in preparation of Nativity Feast. Members of each of the nine zones, animated each days Novena having its unique theme on the life of Mother Mary with floral offering to Mother Mary during the Novena. Parishioners brought food grains and other groceries in large number,  as offering to be distributed to the poor and needy of the Parish Community at the end of Novena.

The main attraction of this years celebrations was Cultural programme which was held at the Church basement immediately after the service, followed by traditional vegetarian meal as part of fellowship among the people who participated in the celebrations. The gathering was welcomed by Konkani Kutamb’s President Mr. Melson D’souza. Various groups entertained the gathered parishioners with programmes that included dance, singing, skit and tableau. The MC of the day was Mrs. Pramila. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Gracian Tauro, past President of Konkani Kutamb.

Sugar cane was distributed to the Children thereafter.

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