Konkani Community Attached to St Joseph the Worker church Celebrates 'Monti Fest'

News and pics from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SP)

Mumbai, Sep 8: The annual 'Monti Fest' was celebrated at St Joseph The Worker church in Bandra (north) in the city on Monday September 8, in an air of thankful reverence and celebration. Bishop of Mumbai diocese Percival J E Fernandes, who was present at a ceremony organized in the school ground, blessed the new corn and showered flowers on the statue of Mother Mary. Later, the staue of Mother Mary was taken inside the church hall in a procession, where grand fest coupled with mass were conducted.

On this occasion, parish priest of the church and Norbertine priest Xavier Amritham, Bandra East Community Centre director Fr Cyril D'Souza Niddodi, Fr Antony Fernandes Katil, Music and Drama Academy director Fr Charles Vaz (SVD), Jerome D'Souza Suratkal and Fr Richard Lasrado of Mahim church were present and participated in the holy eucharist.

After the mass, the holy 'new feast' was arranged. Leo Fernandes from Jerimeri and his team had arranged for serving tasty, special delicacies on the occasion. The entire programme was conducted under the supervision of Br Prakash D'Souza(Israel) in a grand manner and the people who participated in the day's proceedings went home with a sense of spiritual fulfilment.

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  • Melwyn Pereira, Mangalore/Canada

    Tue, Sep 09 2008

    Good to see some news from my old parish. This was the parish that I grew up in. The First set of Norbertine fathers - Fr Luke & Fr Lamers from Holland were my ideals. Schooling was at Cardinal Gracias High School under Fr Prakash. Today I am what Fr Prakash moulded me into. Got married in the same church in 1987. Nostalgic memories returned whilst going thru this article. Thank you Daiji.

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