🕓 February 4, 2008
Photographs: Srikanth Bhat, Sinchana Digital Studio
Kanajar, Feb 4: The Vespers Day Eve was celebrated at Our Lady Lourdes Church in preparation for the annual parish feast. The celebrations began around 6:30 PM in the evening with the candle lit procession by people singing Marian hymns.
Rev. Fr. Basil Vas (Parish Priest, Bela), was the main celebrant of the ceremonial mass. Priests from Karkala Deanery and guests priests were joined in the Eucharistic celebration. As per the customs of the Vespers day, the sermon was preached in Tulu language. In his homily, Fr. Basil explained the importance of the Word of God. Parish Priest Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha thanked all the devotees and the guest priests. After the mass, the event ended with a spectacular display of fire works.