Bangalore, Sep 8: Monti Fest , the feast of the Nativity of Mother Mary, was celebrated at St Vincent Pallotti Church, Banaswadi, Bangalore by Konkani Kutam on Sunday, September 8.
Many children of the parish honoured Mother Mary by showering her with flowers and singing hymns. Newly grown paddy corn was blessed. Fr Boniface Pinto, was the celebrant of the mass in Konkani. The Konkani choir group supported the Eucharistic service.
Konkani Kutamb of St Vincent Pallotti Church showering Mother Mary with flowers
The mass was followed by a cultural programme. Mr Melson D’Souza, President of the Konkani Kutam welcomed the gathering. Mr Wilson Tauro, in traditional dress, invited the guests in a traditional manner with betel leaves, areca nut and water.
A traditional fellowship meal was served after the cultural programme. Sugarcane was distributed to the children. Prior to the feast nine-day novena was held.