Dornahalli, Jun 1: The worldwide known annual feast of St Anthony Basilica, Dornahalli will be celebrated on June 13. As a preparation for the feast, nine days of novenas will be held from June 4.
The flag hoisting ceremony after which the novena begins, will be held at 5.30 pm on June 4. The Eucharistic celebration will be celebrated by Dr Bernard Moras (apostolic administrator, diocese of Mysore) on the day. The Holy Eucharistic celebration on days of novena would be in English at 7 am and Canada at 11 am and 5.30 pm.
Dr Thomas A Vazhapilly, bishop emeritus, diocese of Mysore, will celebrate the Mass on June 5, Msgr Alfred J Mendonca, vicar general, diocese of Mysore, on June 6, Fr Prasanna Kumar OCD, parish priest, St Michael's Church Bellur, on June 7, Fr Anthonppa C, parish priest, St Paul's Church, Chamarajanagar on June 8, Fr Arun Rayappa, director, Pallotti Shanthidhama, Dornahallli on June 9, Fr Martin M, parish priest, St Sebastine's Church, Kushalnagar on June 10, Fr Roxan Thomas Baros, administrator, St Joseph's Nursing Institutions Mysuru on June 11 and Fr Lourdu Prasad, parish priest St Joseph's Church Mandya on June 12. The Eucharistic celebrations will be celebrated along with novenas.
On June 13, the feast day, Eucharistic celebrations will commence from 5 am up to 5.30 pm. The festive high Mass would be in Canada language at 10 am by Dr Bernard Moras (apostolic administrator, diocese of Mysore). Fr N T Joseph rector, St Anthony's Basilica, Dornahalli at 5 am in Kannada, Fr Sanjay Kumar administrator, St Joseph's Hospital Mysuru at 6 am in Kannada, Fr Edward William Saldanha, parish priest St Mary's Church, H D Kote at 7 am in English, Fr Chinnappa parish priest, Mother of Humanity Church Mandya at 8 am in Kannada, Fr Vincent M parish priest, OL of Perpetual Succor Church, Srirampura at 11.30 am in Tamil, Fr Valentine R Kumar parish priest, Holy Family Church, Hinkal at 1 pm in English, Fr Gnanapragasam, parish priest, OL of Presentation Church Mariamangalam at 3 pm in Kannada, Fr George Deepak, parish priest St Michael's Church, Madikeri at 4 pm in Kannada, Fr Michael Maria parish priest, St Joseph's Church, Siddapura in Kannada at 5.30 pm followed by the car procession and Benediction of the Holy Eucharist.
Fr N T Joseph (rector, St Anthony's Basilica, Dornahalli) and Fr Praveen Prabhu (administrator, St Anthony's Basilica Dornahalli, assistant parish priest, religious sisters and parishioners hav cordially invited one and all.