Nativity and Family Feast celebrated at Bajjodi
The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also
called the Monthi Festh, was celebrated with devotion at
Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi on September 8th, Sunday.
Blessing of the new paddy was held at the Church ground. The
beautiful age old tradition of showering of flowers at
Mother Mary's statue by children was performed with the
accompaniment of hymns. The congregation went in a
procession to the church singing devotional hymns,
accompanied with Bambina Mary.
Rev. Fr. Deep Fernandes was the main Celebrant. Parish
Priest Fr. Ivan D’souza, Fr. Patrick Lobo, Deacon Roshan
Monteiro, Deacon Sunil Dsouza concelebrated in the
Eucharist. In his homily, Fr Deep Fernandes expounded the
uniqueness of the feast and stressed on the role of the
family in the church. After mass, Fr. Deep Fernandes
honoured the main sponsors by distributing blessed candles.
Parish Priest Fr. Ivan Dsouza thanked everyone for their
whole hearted support which lead to the success of the
feast. New grains and sugarcanes were distributed to the
parishioners. Children were given ice creams which they
The Parish family joined together in the parish hall at 6pm
for cultural extravaganza. The celebration was initiated
with a Prayer song by the Altar Servers. Fr. Ivan D’souza,
Fr. Patrick Lobo, Fr. Jocy D’souza , Vice President Mr.
Joseph Mascarenhas, Secretary Mrs. Irene Pinto, Coporator
Keshav were present for the programme. Mr. Joseph
Mascarenhas welcomed the gathering. Members of ten Wards as
well as youth entertained everyone with beautiful dances and
skits that kept the audience cheering throughout. Fr.
Patrick Lobo in his message stressed that there should
always be joy in the family.
In the second part of the programme, Lancy Moras, popularly
known as LHM presented his 14th musical nite. This nite
enthralled the music lovers till the end with variety of
compositions. Parish Priest, Fr. Ivan D’souza thanked the
parishioners who had put in great efforts to make this event
an outstanding success. Mrs. Irene Pinto delivered the
message of thanks. Mr. Iden Crasta compered the programme.
Fr. Ivan Dsouza then blessed the sweet vorn to which newly
blessed corn was added, followed by the traditional
vegetarian meal with variety of vegetables and alu-dento and
vorn recollecting the sweet memories of Novem Jevan.