🕓 December 1, 2010
Pictures: Srikanth Bhat, Sinchana Digitals
Kanajar, Dec 1: The Parish feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Church was celebrated in grand manner. The celebration began at 10:00 AM with the solemn mass, with the main celebrant Rev. Fr. Pascal Menezes, parish priest at Kota and Director of ICYM Udupi Dt (also formerly the assistant priest at Kanajar), and concelebrated by 10 other priests.
In his homily, Rev. Fr. Pascal Menezes delivered the message about the compassion of our heavenly
Mother Mary. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha thanked the parishioners for joining hands in
the success of the celebrations.
Earlier, the parish council members and mordom (expense) bearers were honored by the parish priest by presenting them with blessed candles. The feast day saw the culmination of the 5 days of celebrations that began with the functions related to the re-opening of the renovated church.
Kanajar, Nov 30: The Vespers Day on the eve of parish feast was celebrated with all grandeur. The celebration began at 6:30 PM with candle lit procession of the palanquin of Our Lady of Lourdes. This was followed by solemn mass with main celebrant Rev. Fr. Herald Pereira the parish priest at Paladka, and concelebrated by 8 priests. Keeping with the customs of vespers day, the homily was delivered in Kannada language so that the people from all community would benefit from it. The beautifully decorated church illuminated with miniature lights was a real feast to the eyes of spectators, and adding to the joy was the shopping at the fair organized in the vicinity of the church.