St.Peter’s Church-Konkani Kutam

Simon Lasrado

St Peter’s Konkani Kutam(SPKK)celebrated Monthi Festh (Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary), at St.Peter’s Church, Rustum Bhagh Off Old Airport Road,Bangalore on Sunday, September 8th, with a Holy Mass in Konkani at 11.00 am, to a crowded gathering of devotees.

Like  last  year, the blessing  of New Paddy by Fr Praveen  Pinto OCD(Carmalite) this year too, it was blessed  outside the Church and  brought in a procession  singing  Konkani  hymn “Sakkad sangatha melyan”,children led the procession with beautiful flowers and  gathered around the Grotto  of our beloved Mother Mary  to honor Her.

As the choir sang the beautiful Konkani hymn, ’Moriyek hogolshiyam’, the children and elders  showered colorful flowers on Our dearest  Bambina  Mary’s statue kept beneath the grotto.

Mr.Maxi Fernandes President of SPKK gave a brief introduction about the importance of Monthi Festh.

This was followed  by  Holy Mass in Konkani  concelebrated  by Fr.Praveen Pinto  and  our Parish Priest Fr.J.A.Nathan. In his message Fr.Pinto  stressed on family values,Konkani language  and urged to keep  Mangalorean  Konkani culture alive.  Throughout the Mass melodious Konkani choir played a major role in enriching the spirituality of the event   led by Mr.Jerome Mascarehnas and his  dedicated team.

Vote of thanks was proposed  by SPKK Secretary Mrs.Emilian D’Souza

After the Mass, Novem was distributed  and it was served  with vorn  in a  true Mangalorean tradition.This year too  full length Sugar cane was  distributed and the children were thrilled to carry it..Thanks to Mrs and Mr.Alwyn Pinto and family for their  goodwill and generous contribution.

On the whole, the Monti Fest was celebrated by SPKK, Bangalore, in a very grand and traditional way, with the support of all the members and their near and dear ones.

ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತರ ತೆನೆ ಹಬ್ಬ, ಕನ್ಯಾಮರಿಯಮ್ಮರವರ ಜನ್ಮದಿನದ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿನ  ಹಳೇಯ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಮಣಿಪಾಲ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯ ಹಿ೦ದೆ ಇರುವ  ಸಂತ ಪೀಟರ್ ಇಗರ್ಜಿಯಲ್ಲಿ, ತೆನೆ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ ನಡೆದ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಪೂಜಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ  ಧರ್ಮ ಗುರು ಫ. ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಪಿ೦ಟೊ ಮತ್ತು ಫ. ಜೆ.ಆರೊಗ್ಯಾ ನಾದನ್  ಇವರು  ಸಹ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ವಿಧಿ ನೆರವೇರಿಸಿ ಸಂದೇಶ ನೀಡಿದರು.














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