The annual Feast of the Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte, will be held on January 14 and 15
Mangaluru: The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus at Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte–Mangaluru will be celebrated on Jan 14 &15, 2023.
The Festal Mass on Jan 14 at 10.30 am will be presided over by Most Rev. Fr Daniel Veigus, OP, Episcopal Vicar and at 6.00 pm will be presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Deepak Valerian Tauro, Aux. Bishop of Arch-Diocese of Delhi.
The Festal Mass on Jan 15 at 10.30 am will be presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Pius James D Souza, Definitor General, Rome and at 6.00 pm will be presided over by Most Rev.Fr Maxim Noronha,Vicar General, Mangalore.
There will be Masses all through the day too on 14 Jan. Mass in Konkani will be celebrated at 6.00 am, 7.30 am in English,9.00 am in Konkani and1.00 am in Kannada. Mass for the sick and the aged will be celebrated at
10.30am in Konkani. The Festal Mass on the Second day (Jan15) :6.00 am,7.30 am,9.00 am in Konkani;
10.30 Mass for the Children &1.00 pm in Malayalam (Latin Rite) and 4.00 pm Malayalam (Syro Malabar Rite).
The formal inauguration of the festivity will be held on Jan 4, 2023 at 4.00 pm with the votive offerring procession beginning at Jayashree Gate followed by flag hoisting.
Nine Days Novena
In preparation for the Annual Feast, nine days of Novena Prayers are held from Jan 5 to Jan 13 during which wehave 9 Masses every day. Masses are as follows: In the morning at 6.00, 7.30, 9.00 and 10.30 in Konkani; At noon 1.00 pm in Konkani; In the evening at 4.00 in Malayalam, 5.00 in English and 7.15 in Kannada. The main mass at 6.00 pm will be celebrated in Konkani in the open air. Eucharistic Adoration will be conducted daily from 11.30am to 12.45 pm.
Anna Santarpane (ಅನ್ನ ಸಂತರ್ಪಣೆ)
The meal will be served to the devotees on all the days of the novena.
Fr Charles Serrao OCD, Superior, St. Joseph’s Monastery, Fr Rovel D Souza OCD, Director, Infant Jesus Shrine, Mangaluru, Fr Stephen Lobo, director, Carmel Kiran Media and Stanely Bantwal, Bikarnakatte were present at the press meet.