🕓 December 7, 2011
Pictures: Srikanth Bhat, Sinchana Digitals
Kanajar, Dec 7: The Parish feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Church was celebrated in grand manner. The celebrations began at 10:00 AM with the solemn mass, with the main celebrant Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha, former parish priest of Kanajar and currently serving at Katipalla parish. He was joined by concelebrant 8 priests from the Karkala deanery.
In his homily, Rev. Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha delivered the message stressing about building the parish family as a whole. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Dr. John Mendonca 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.
Kanajar, Dec 6: 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. Maxim Pinto, the head friar of Capuchins at Kattingeri parish. 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 celebrations culminated with the spectacular display of fireworks. 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.