News and Pics From Rons Bantwal
For Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Sep 18: Monti Fest was recently celebrated at St Francis De Sales church, located at Central Park, Nallasopara (West), with great fervour.
Dr Melvyn Noronha of Kinnigoli parish, Mangalore, Fr Ivan D'Souza SVD, Bandra, Fr Gerson D'Souza, parish priest, St Francis De Sales church, Fr F Rosario, assistant parish priest, Fr Robert D'Souza, principal of Francis De Sales School, offered the festive mass which had in attendance a large number of faithful.
The Infant Mary was adored by all with showering of flowers in her honour. Cultural and religious celebrations were held under the leadership of Harry B Coutinho, president, Konkani Catholic Association–Nallasopara, the organization that gathered together Konkani Christians of coastal Karnataka for this grand celebration.
Spiritual advisor Fr Joe Rebello, association secretary Patrick Frates, vice-president Gracy Pinto, treasurer Alwyn F D'Souza Shirva, committee members Lilly Quadros, Ignatius D'Souza, Mary Veigas, John Alva, Leena Lobo, Claude D'Silva, Leena Pereira, Richard D' Souza, Violet Moraes, and Lavina D'Souza were present on the occasion.
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