🕓 September 8, 2009
Kanajar, Sep 8: The Nativity Feast, known as Monthi Fest was celebrated with fervor. The feast also has the Mangalorean traditional and cultural significance as a harvest festival. Rev. Fr. Felix Monteiro, chaplain and counselor at Fr. Mullers Hospital Mangalore, was the main celebrant priest. He was joined by concelebrants Rev. Fr, Alwyn D'Cunha, Parish Priest and Rev. Fr. Pascal Menezes assistant priest.
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 procession
began at the legendary Madmal Kal and culminated at the church, which was
decorated beautifully by DJ Steve with flowers sponsored by Mrs Roshini Saldanha.
At the end of the mass the sponsors of the feast and the preceding novena week were honored by presenting them with the blessed crop. Mrs. Mable Nazareth and Mr Denis D'Souza, Vice-president and Secretary of parish council respectively, did the honors. Sugar cane, which was sponsored Christle Sophia D'Souza Bahrain, was distributed to all the people after the mass.
News & Pictures by DJ Steev, Ranganpalke
Manvel Herald Gomes, Kanajar/Kuwait Sep 10 2009
Dear Parishioners, I am very happy to see you in these beautiful photographs. Mother Mary bless & protect all of us.
Prakash Britto, Kanajar/Doha Sep 16 2009
Great photography of Monthi Fest. I am very Happy to see you in these pictures. Mother Mary bless all of us.