🕓 September 8, 2007
Photographs: Srikanth Bhat, Vision Digital Studio
Kanajar, Sep 8: The Nativity Feast, known as Monthi Fest was celebrated with a great reverence to Mother Mary. The feast also has the Mangalorean traditional and cultural significance as a harvest festival. Very Rev. Fr. Denis Prabhu, Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese was the main celebrant priest of the event. He was joined by co-celebrants Rev. Fr, Alwyn D'Cunha, Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Richard Gomes of S.V.D. House Kirem, and Rev. Fr. Sunil Menezes, a Kanajarian presently in service at Kirem.
As per the traditions, the new crop was blessed and taken in procession to church followed by
the children who offered flowers all the way.
The celebration was also marked by another important event. Earlier this day the foundation stone for the ambitious project of Kanajarians, the Sauharda Bhavan was laid on this occasion. Click here for the report and photographs of the event.
At the end of the mass the sponsors of the feast and the preceding novena week were honored by Fr. Sunil Menezes by presenting them with the blessed crop. Sugar cane was distributed to all the people after the mass. Also cakes and soft drinks were provided on the occasion of the foundation stone laying event.