The second day of the Novena prior to the Feast of St Lawrence was held at Bondel Church,Mangalore
Mangaluru: The second day of the Novena prior to the Feast of St Lawrence was held at Bondel Church,Mangalore. The theme of the second Day -“Prayer is the Divine Strength of Family Life. 5.30 p.m Adoration was followed by mass, Rev. Fr. Cyprian Pinto, Vicar Forane, Permannur Parish, was the main celebrant. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza and Rev. Fr Theo Pinto celebrated the Mass.
Rev. Fr. Cyprian Pinto called on the devotees of St Lawrence. Praying as a family brings you closer to God and closer to one another. Water, fresh air, and prayer are three essential elements in family life. Prayer is the spiritual communication between man and God. It is a direct line to heaven, whereby the human soul communicates with God, who created the soul. St. John Marie Vianney says, “Prayer is nothing else than union with God. When the heart is pure and united with God, it is consoled and filled with sweetness; it is dazzled by a marvellous light.” Pray together as a family. God blesses families who pray together with increased peace, love, and happiness in the home.
Jesus too prayed because God infused in him a spirit of prayer. Praying as a family fortifies your love as you pray for each other. Your family’s prayers can bless your children for generations to come.
The melodious choir was from Infant Jesus—Bikarnakatte.
During the mass and novena, special prayers are offered for the children of the families.
Report:Meena Serrao Barboza (MSB)