Second day of the Novena in preparation for the feast of Relic of St Anthony
Mangaluru: Fr Francis D’Souza the spiritual director of St Joseph Seminary Jeppu offered the Holy mass on the second day of the novena. In his homily he said that what we are today is because what our parents have given us. Very often today’s generation forgets the importance of senior citizens. As people get aged the children consider them as out of use and try to dump them. This is not a healthy development. Taking care of the elderly and reaching out to the needy is a sign of being human. God takes note of those who treat the elderly and sickly with respect and grants them their due reward. Fr Francis called on the congregation to develop a culture of taking care of elderly and the sickly.
Fr Alban Rodrigues, the administrator of the Ashram conducted the novena. The ‘Blue Birds’ choir helped the congregation to participate in the devotion.