MCCS celebrates Montifest  at St. Antony’s Church Sohar, Oman 


Report by Ms. Violet Vas
Photography : Mr. Raizen D’souza
Kemmannu News Network, 10-09-2019 08:45:01


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MCCS celebrates Montifest  at St. Antony’s Church Sohar, Oman 

September month is that part of the year when the mother earth adorns itself in green attire. Green is the colour of life, prosperity and the colour with pleasant feeling.

Birthday of mother mary is celebrated throughout the world with utmost love and passion for our beloved mama mary. September 8 is celebrated as ‘monti fest’ the birth of mother mary in mangalore. This day is also celebrated as the harvest festival.

Mangaloreans of st. Anthony church sohar celebrated the monti fest of this year(2019) on Friday the 6 th of September. The preparations for this day started a week ago with organising cricket and throwball tournaments for children,ladies and gents. The awardees were felicitated on the day of celebrations of the feast.

All the devotees gathered at 5 p.m in the parish hall for the rosary and ushering of flowers. After which the decked up statue of mother mary was taken to church in solemn procession.

This year we were privileged to have our bishop Paul Hinder amidst us.
The parish priest of sohar Fr. Augustine was the main celebrant.

 

After the mass all gathered at the hall for the traditional ‘novem jevan’. Bishop Paul hinder, Fr. Augustine and guest priest Fr.Lawrence K.G joined us in celebrating the birthday of mama mary . ‘Novem’ was consumed by allthe gathered, signifying family unity.

Awards for the winners of the games and also award for the students passed out 10 th grade was part of the events for the day.
Sumptious vegetarian food was prepared by members of the community. ‘Laudate’ was sung by all after meals. Needless to say the evening was a mega family gathering away from hometown.

“Gentle woman,quiet light, morning star, so strong and bright! Gentle Mother peaceful dove teach us wisdom,teach us love”
Happy birthday mama mary! Keep us safe and happy in your mantle

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