Chennai, Sep 14: The Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) – Chennai, celebrated the Monthi Fest on September 10 with pomp and festivities at the Votive Shrine Church in Kilpauk, Chennai.
The celebration began with a prayer service at the grotto of our MonthiSaibini. Children and adults showered the statue of Maria Bambino with flowers while the hymns were being sung. This was followed by a procession to the church where a bi-lingual Konkani – English, holy Mass was celebrated by Fr Valerian Mendonca SJ and Fr Francis D’Souza SJ.
The Jesuit brothers of Sacred Heart college, Chennai who hail from the Konkan region, formed a choir and led the congregation in prayerful singing during the service at the grotto and the Mass.
After the Mass, the members assembled in the parish hall for the traditional fellowship meal.
The function which was attended by around 120 members provided a good opportunity to start new friendships and renew existing ones. The food was home cooked by members of the KCA – Chennai family.
Catholic families hailing from Mangaluru and the surrounding Konkan region are invited to apply for membership of the Association.
Interested persons may contact:
Allan Govias – President – Mobile no.98410 94840
John Lasrado – Secretary – Mobile no.99401 85247
Nirmala D’Souza – committee member – Mobile no. 98410 88719
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