Mangaluru, Nov 30: St Joseph Vaz, who performed miracles on the hill of Mudipu, was declared Saint on January 14, 2015 by Pope Francis in Sri Lanka.
The annual feast of St Joseph Vaz will be celebrated from December 2 to 5 at St Joseph Vaz Shrine Miracle Hill Mudipu with solemnity.
On December 2, there will be a solemn Mass at 5 pm for the sick and disabled. It will be offered by Fr Anil Fernandes Svd, Divine Call Retreat Centre, Mulki.
On December 3, there is a solemn festive Mass at 10.30 am presided over by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore. Other Masses are at 4.00 pm (Kannada) and 6.00pm (Konkani).
On December 4, there is a solemn Mass at 10.30 am by Fr Benjamin Pinto, parish priest, Immaculate Conception Church Urva. Other Masses are at 4.00 pm (Kannada) and 6.00pm (Konkani).
On December 5, there is a solemn Mass at 10.30 am by Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza, bishop Emeritus. Other Masses are at 4.00 pm (Kannada) and 6.00pm (Konkani).
There will be 'Anna Santharpane' to pilgrims on all the days of annual feast from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm.
Every Friday during the year adoration, confession, Mass and Novena are held from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm followed by lunch for all pilgrims.