Day’s celebrations began with the morning 8.00 AM mass by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Ivan Rodrigues. Fr. Maxim Pinto was the co- celebrant for the mass. Deacon Rev. Nelson Dheeraj Pais delivered the festive sermon.
The parish wore a festive look with bright and vibrant coloured flowers brought by children, taking a prominent place in the celebrations. All the parishioners gathered at the idol of Mother Mary singing “Sakkad Sangatha Melyam”.
The children showered flowers and petals at the idol of Mother Mary to the melodious tune of “Moriyek Hogolsiyam”. Father blessed the new corn and vegetables brought by the parishioners from their fileds. Then followed the holy mass. The choir sang melodious hymns.
The vegetables were auctioned after the mass and the parishioners very enthusiastically participated in the auction. The auction was conducted by Mr. Peter Pais of Cosess ward. Rice was distributed to the poor by St. Vincent Paul Society members. The scene of devotees returning home with blessed corn and sugarcane was quite spectacular.
Pictures by: Felix D’Souza