Udupi: Mother of sorrows Church Celebrates Annual Feast


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Udupi, Dec 02: The annual feast of mother of sorrows Church, Udupi was celebrated recently on Tuesday November 13 and Wednesday November 14. Fr Valerian Mendonca was the main celebrant of festal Eucharistic celebrations held on Tuesday November 13 night.

Fr Fred Mascarenhas parish priest and Udupi deanery vicar presented the blessed candles to all the families, who annually contributed towards parish burse and the Pirgent of the Feast , the Founders, Benefactors, Donors, Parish Pastoral Council members etc. The High Mass of the Annual Feast commenced at 10.15 a.m. with Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese as the main celebrant assisted by 31 priests. A beautiful homily preached by Rev. Fr. Alban D’Souza held the congregation spellbound for more than 25 minutes. Fr. Alban exhorted the people to emulate the qualities of Mother of Sorrows, patron of our Church, which touched the hearts and minds of all parishioners and guests present. The melodious hymns sung by our choir members helped to enhance the devotional participation of the gathering.

 Fr. Fred Mascarenhas thanked each and everyone who made it possible to celebrate the Annual Feast on a grand scale. He specially thanked the “Pirgenth” Mrs. Alice Fernandes and fly and the donor of the new sound system for the choir Mr. Gregory Andrade and fly for their generosity and invoked God’s choicest blessings on them. A new Konkani book “Bhavarthachi Nousarni” published by Divya –Jyothi was released by our Bishop on the occasion.

 

 

Confraternity Sunday :

“Let us build families around Eucharist” was the theme for the day. Rev. Fr. Baptist Menezes Ex-Episcopal Vicar of Udupi District was the main celebrant. “One among you is Christ”, said Rev. Fr. Denis D’sa in his homily and went on in his inimitable style to break the word of God based on building families values around Eucharist.The Highlight of the day was the candle lit procession with Blessed Sacrament in a decorated vehicle

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Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India Sun, December-2-2012, 9:48
Happy Feast to all.
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