Mumbai: Monthi Fest Celebrated at IC Church, Borivili

News and Pics by Ancy DSouza Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 16: Canara Konkani Association Borivli (Regd) celebrated Monthi Fest in IC Church Borivili West on September 11. The celebrations started at 5.45 pm with the children offering flowers to Mother Mary and the Novena at the entrance of the church gate. The new paddy corns were blessed and the people moved to the church in a procession.

Newly appointed parish priest Fr Barthol Barretto celebrated the Konkani mass. Fr Vincent Barboza, Fr Melroy Mendonca, Fr Ashlyn Chand and Fr Oscar Mendonca assisted him. Inspite of heavy rains the church was jam packed.

A Konkani cultural programme was arranged at the parish hall after the mass. The programme started with the song "Monthi Fest" composed by Charles D'Cunha. Hilarious skits were presented by Julius, Charles, Veronica, Clinton and Fr ank. Cleona, Anissa, Ronita and Lonita presented a dance. Lynet Noronha, Fr ank D'Souza, Sunitha D'Souza, Julius Pinto, Ashley Coutinho and Clinton presented Konkani songs.

A pure mangalorean accent song by Bombay born two tiny kids "Mariola D'Souza" and "Ramona Lobo" were well appreciated by the audience.

Robert, Janet and Monis staged a Konkani skit "Mot Mhoji Uzvadai" written by Joseph D'Souza Borivli.

Chairman Albert W D'Souza, vice-chairman George D'Souza, parish priest Bartholo Barretto were present at the dais.


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  • George DSouza,Borivali, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 26 2011

    Congrats to the Association for keeping up the Mangalorean Konkani spirit alive in IC Parish. However, the same faces are repeated every year in all cultural programmes. It is necessary to groom new and young talent to preserve the Konkani spirit for future generations by providng them opportunities. Hope this humble suggestion is taken in a positive spirit.

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    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    Congrats.... Canara Assn. group., Eventhough there is a print mistake twice in the report, while mentioning the name of FRANK, but still we know the hard work of Charles, Frank and several members to keep Konkani and Mangalorean culture active and alive at IC Church. Keep up doing good work.

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  • Benjamin miranda, Honavar, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    I am very close to Franky and fly. I teach music to their both children. They are really talented. congratulation to them and canara welfare association, charles D'Cunna for their rocking perofrmance.

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    Sun, Sep 18 2011

    congratulations .wish u happy monthi feast to all parishioners of ic church borivali.

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  • Ronald D'costa, Secretary-KCWA Bhayandar W, Mangalore-Puttur, Bhayandar

    Sat, Sep 17 2011

    Congrats to Canara Konkani Association team & Parishners of IC colony. Keep it up this spirit keep it up our native's culture. Dev boren karon tumka sarvank.

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    Sat, Sep 17 2011

    Frankie your different Roles School boy, Hero, Mantriji with wife, daughter & with the crowd superb!Keep it up! Congratulations to Canara Welfare Association, no doubt its rocking under the leadership of Mr. A.W.D'SOUZA,Mr. George D'Souza and the talented Members of the Association.

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  • Janet Saldanha, Attur-Karkala/Borivli I C Colony

    Fri, Sep 16 2011

    Excellent arrangements by the Canara Welfare Association in organizing a grand Monti Fest and Traditional Novem Jevon at Mary Immaculate Church, ICColony,Borivali West. The feast mass was celebrated by Fr. Vincy Barboza. Fr.Vincy your sermon was inspiring and amazing as always. It was a pleasure for me to be participate in the skit and in this grand celebration. All the
    arrangements made for the mass& programme were outstanding.
    The programme and traditional novem jevon after the mass was outstanding. The children, youth & adults of our parish showed their love for the Konkani language by putting in numerous konkani songs, dance and natkulo. I enjoyed every bit in organizing and supporting all the members.
    The parishioners at I C colony are so dynamic that every event ends with so much of excitement and fun. Its a great blessing for me to be a part of this vibrant parish which is being lead by such a loving and well talented team - Fr. Baretto, Fr.Vincy, Fr. Melroy, Fr. Oscar & Fr. Aslyn.
    Cheers to you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As a parish member I feel very proud to have a group like this who is very supportive and understanding.
    Special thanks to Daijiworld & AncyDsouza Paladka for providing this excellent coverage with pictures.

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