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Udupi: Titular feast of St Ann’s Church Thottam celebrated with pomp


Edgar Cardoza

Daijiworld Media Network-Udupi (EC)

Udupi, Jul 26: The titular feast of St Anna’s Church, Thottam was celebrated with pomp on the festive occasion of St Joachim and St Anna, on Tuesday July 26. A celebratory Mass was held up honouring St Anna. The two saints are the parents of Mother Mary and the grandparents of Jesus Christ. The feast is also dedicated to all the grandparents in the Catholic Church.

The chief celebrant of the Mass, Fr Louis D’Sa, parish priest of Mukamar, in his homily said “The life led by these saints is an example to be followed in our life. The family life should be holy and valuable. It should be counted as a blessing from God. At the end of the day, a man should come back to his family to gain peace of mind from the earthly disturbances. It is every individual’s duty to love, lead and to protect their family. Today we need to check whether our families have become commercial. We need to see where have our families reached now. Modern families are in danger these days.”

“The Popes, since a long time, have been concentrating on upbringing the families in spiritual aspects along with the worldly aspects. A healthy family is considered to be the foundation of healthy Church. In his Letter to the World 'Amoris Laetitia- the joy of love', Pope Francis has asked the families to make provision for love to replace the hatred. When in any problem, let everyone come together and face it. Let our families be temples of holiness, a grace of God. Let us pray to our patron St Anna to be a guiding lamp and protector of our families.” Fr D'SA added.

Fr Francis Cornelio, parish priest, Thottam welcomed and thanked all the gathered. Fr Stany B Lobo, Dean, Kallianpur deanery, asked everyone to give love and take care of their grandparents in their old age.

14 priests took part in the Eucharistic celebrations.

Oswald Vas and family, Thottam, Bahrain were the sponsors of this titular feast. The festive occasion also witnessed the inauguration of the new parish website www.stannathottam.com. The website was designed by the parishioners Leslie Aroza and Kevin Almeida.

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  • Vincie Daphne Rodrigues and family, Thottam / Canada

    Wed, Jul 27 2016

    Belated greetings to fellow Parishoners of Thottam St.Anne's Church. Very happy to enjoy coverage on the annual Feast of our Beloved Santh Anne Mai. The familiar happy faces in the photo album brought refreshing memories of good old days. Missed the just been transferred parish priest Fr. Freddy D'Souza in any of the pictures. He was an ardent Bhakth of St. Anne and promoted devotions to our Patron during his selfless tenure as the parish priest.
    Glad to see Fr. D'Sa the main celebrant and also a past parish priest and welcome to the new PP.
    Wishing all happiness and good health.
    Santh Anna majath karr ama pardeshank
    Santh Anna vinathi karr ama pardeshank
    Congratulations to the architects Leslie and Kevin Almeida of the Parish website.
    Initial historical article is good and looks like needs reviewed, rewritten for accuracy of data. Nice to commemorate names of all those past Pastors.
    Good luck

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  • eveline dsilva, mangalore hyderabadsa

    Wed, Jul 27 2016

    st.joachim and stAnn. pray for us

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  • Lizzy Francis Pereira, Udyavara/Thottam

    Wed, Jul 27 2016

    Happy Patron Feast to all Thottam Parishioners.
    St. Anne bless you all.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues., Frazer Town,Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 27 2016

    Great celebration indeed.Happy feast to all the parishioners and really great to see the way the feast was celebrated with all the involvement and in unity with the people around.

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, KALMADY (JERIMERI-MUMBAI)

    Tue, Jul 26 2016

    Happy Feast to all our Thottam Parishners. St. Ann & St. Joachim Pray for us...

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Tue, Jul 26 2016

    St Joachim and St Anna - Pray for us.

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  • P Morvin Dsouza, Thottam/ Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 26 2016

    Happy feast to all my parishioners. Recollecting my childhood memories.

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  • Paul Rodrigues, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 26 2016

    My colleague Mr. Vincent Vaz belongs to this parish. Happy feast to him and all parishioners

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  • Jeevan D'Souza, Thottam/Qatar

    Tue, Jul 26 2016

    Happy Feast to all my fellow parishioners. Nice to see the images of our parish. Thanks Daijiworld.

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