Mangaluru: Infant Jesus Shrine; 8th Day Novena dedicated to the Youth
Mangaluru: “Firm in love through all our days, we give God unceasing praise”, that’s how the youthful hearts chanted in unison on the 8th day of Novena dedicated to the Youth. It was heartening to see the youth who frequented the Shrine today both for confession and the Eucharist. For most of the devotees the Novena Mass was the second Mass as they attended the regular service in their respective parishes. Hence more faithful attended the services in the afternoon than in the morning.
The highlight of the day was the drawing competition that was held for children in the afternoon where more than 200 children participated to draw a beautiful picture of Infant Jesus. Following priests were officiating at the Mass today: Fr. Sunil Monis, OCD, Gulbarga, Fr. Melwyn Noronha, Pakshikere, Fr. Deep Fernandes OCD, Fr. Juze D Souza, OCD , Fr. Richard Menezes, OCD, Fr. Richard Menezes, OCD. Those donated noon meals were honored at the end of the Mass. Special adoration and prayer service was conducted for the youth. The volunteers work round the clock to cook meals, to arrange chairs to maintain discipline during Mass and specially to guide the vehicular movement. Frs. Wilfred and Fr. Prakash Superior and Pastor of the Shrine respectively monitor the situation and guide all the departments for better coordination.