Fifth day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health Minor Basilica, Harihara – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Fifth day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health Minor Basilica, Harihara

September 4, 2023

Davanagere, Harihara, September 3, 2023: The fourth day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health, Minor Basilica, Harihara, Davanagere District, Diocese of Shimoga, began at 5:30 p.m. with Rosary, Procession and floral homages to Harihara Matha. Then the Basilica Rector & Parish Priest, Rev. Fr George K. A., led the Novena.

At 6:30 p.m., Very Rev. Fr Richard Britto, Rector of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, offered the Holy Eucharist. He preached his homily on the theme: “Mother Mary is an inspiration for unity in the family”. 

In his homily, he explained the unity of Joachim, Anna, and Mary. How they kept up their faith amidst the difficulties they have faced. He called the faithful to respect the elders in the family and take their examples as role models. He also spoke about the importance of family values. Mary is a role model for all of us through her sacrifice and commitment to the call of God till end of her life.

Rev. Fr Venil D’Silva, Rev. Fr Alphonse Lobo, and Rev. Fr Alvin Stanislaus concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. 

After the Mass, Rev. Fr George K. A. led the benediction, and priests prayed over the pilgrims.

Then, on behalf of Minir Basilica, he felicitated Rev. Fr Richard Britto, as he is in the year of his silver jubilee of priestly ordination.

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