First day of the Novena in preparation for the feast of Relic of St Anthony
Mangaluru: Rev Fr Bonaventure Nazreth the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Miracles Church Milagres inaugurated the nine days devotion in preparation for the feast of the Relic of St Anthony by hoisting St Anthony’s flag at Milagres Church. He then celebrated the Holy Mass and preached the homily. After the Holy Mass he made a special prayer for the children. This academic year has faced unforeseen problems due to Covid 19 because of which the students, parents and children are under stress. And there are only few more months to close the present academic year. This obviously creates anxiety in the minds of students. There are also students who are writing exam these days. Hence Fr Nazareth said that we pray for the students that they may do well in their studies by the grace of God. May God Almighty bless the children with good health and help them to have a bright future.
Fr Onil D’Souza, the director of the Ashram conducted the novena. The Choir group from Holy Spirit Church, Bajal helped the congregation to participate in the devotion.
Photos by: Stanley Bantwal