Third Day Novena at St Lawrence Church, Bondel – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Third Day Novena at St Lawrence Church, Bondel

August 4, 2023

Mangaluru: The third day of Novena, prior to The Feast of St Lawrence, was held at Bondel Church,Mangalore. The theme of the third Day is “Love is the Joy of family life.

Rev. Fr. Stany Pinto, Campus Director St Philomena Edu. Institution’s Puttur, was the main celebrant, Rev.Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza, Rev. Fr Theo Pinto concelebrated the mass. 

Rev. Fr Stany Pinto called on the devotees of St Lawrence. “God Is love; a family that prays together stays together. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16, God has loved us so deeply and completely that Christ died for us, so we too can overflow with the gift of love towards God and others around us.

Pope Francis says, :Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us. Your family is also one of the most priceless gifts that God has given you in your life. Love is the greatest. Of all the qualities you can have, If you do nothing else today, seek to become a more loving person through God’s power. – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. It is only through His love that we are truly able to love others. Because God loves us.

The Melodious Choir was from Valencia Parish.

Prayers are offered for married couples.

Photography -Stany Bantwal
Report -Meena Serrao Barboza(MSB)