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News : Joyston Dsouza
Photo : Javin Dsouza
 
Canara Catholics, especially the Mangalore & Udupi communities,celebrate Monti Fest on account of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 8th of September. It is also used to commemorate the harvest festival, which is a time of thanksgiving for all the fresh crops. On this occasion,Pompei ward members,Corpus Christi Church Moodbidri celebrated Monthi fest on 18/09/2022 at Mr.Simon Dsouza's house.
 
V.Rev.Fr.Onil Dsouza-Parish Priest Corpus Christi Church Moodbidri, Mr.John Menezes-Vice President Parish Pastoral Council, Mr.Ronald Serrao-Secretary Parish Pastoral Council, Rev.Sr.Premal AC-Animator pompei ward, Mr.Aldrin Fernandes-Gurkar, Mrs.Shanti Mendonsa-Ward representative, Mrs.Diana Lobo-Secretary Pompei ward were the dignitaries on the dias.

The programme commenced with a prayer service led by Mrs.Shanti Mendonsa. Mr.Aldrin Fernandes-Gurkar, welcomed the gathering. Flowers were offered to Mother Mary by everyone present there. The 'Novem' was blessed and served to everyone with payasam.

V. Rev.Fr. Onil Dsouza addressed the gathering and explained the importance of worshipping Mother Mary and also said to acquire the qualities of Mother Mary and lead a good life.
 
Around 50 members were present. The games were conducted by Mr. Joyston Dsouza. Prizes were distributed to the winners. Mrs.Diana Lobo rendered vote of thanks. Mrs. Wilma Cardoza compered the program.