Family feast celebrated at Infant Mary Chruch, Bajjodi
Mangalore, Sep 11: The family feast celebration in
Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi began with the Eucharistic
celebration on Sunday, September 11.
The solemn mass was celebrated by Mangalore diocesan Vicar
General Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu along with Fr. Manoj
Braganza, Fr. Adolf, Fr. Melwyn D’cunha, Parish Priest Fr.
Shabas Crasta & Asst. Priest Fr. Ivan D’souza.
The cultural programme began at 10.30am in the Community
Hall. Vicar General Fr. Denis Moras, Corporator Keshav,
South MLA J.R. Lobo were the chief guests of honour on this
occasion. Fr. Melwyn D’cunha, Fr. Shabas Crasta, Fr. Ivan
D’souza, Mr. Joseph Mascarenhas, the vice president and
Irene Pinto, the secretary shared the stage with these
Mr. Joseph Mascarenhas, spread the red carpet of roses to
all the dignitaries and the parishioners. Fr. Shabas Crasta,
the pastor of the flock of Bajjodi parish felicitated Vicar
General Fr. Denis Moras with a shawl and fruits. Addressing
the gathering, the Vicar General said, ‘A parish means one
family and all the parishioners are the members of that
family and it is our resposibility to take care of every
member of the family." Later the MLA also was felicitated by
Fr.Shabas Crasta. In his speech he also invited the men and
youth take active part in all the activities. Few
rib-tickling jokes and puppet show was performed by the
parish youth. Parishioners belonging to ten different wards
entertained everyone with beautiful Konkani Mando, dance
followed by a unique fashion show. Fr. Ivan D’souza,
assistant parish priest delivered the vote of thanks. Later,
sweet vorn flavored with the blessed new corn was blessed by
the Vicar General. Mrs. Irene Pinto compered the Programme.
At the end, all were served the traditional vegetarian meal
with variety of vegetables and alu-dento and vorn.