Monthi Fest Celebrated at St Louis Church Dahisar


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Mumbai, Sep 19: Monthi Fest was celebrated at St Louis Church, Dahisar West in a solemn manner on Sunday September 18. The programme started with the novena to Mother Mary, flower offerings and blessings of new paddy corns. Maria Bombina statue was decorated with flowers.

The people moved in procession to the church. Fr Roshan D'Souza was a main celebrant of the Konkani mass. Fr Vincent Barboza assisted him. Liturgy was well organised under the leadership of Urban Bothello. Choir was organised under the leadership of Veronica Noronha.

Novem was distributed to all after the mass. There was a beautiful Konkani cultural programme. The programme started with the introduction from Veronica Noronha. Keziaha Noronha, Vailen Lobo, Ramona Lobo presented a prayer dance. Mr/Mrs Mathiea, Mr/Mrs Menezes, Mrs Veronica and Ruben enacted the traditions of olden days and the modern days. Hilarious skits were presented by Theresa/Ruben, Melvyn/Romio and Wilfy/Flavia/Nirmala.

Nirmala Noronha, Irene Lobo, Philomena, Vinny Martis and Wilfred Mendonca presented a beautiful traditional dance for a song "Adanv Bapan Khel'len kitem?". Ramona, Deline, Delisha, Valencia and Ekta presented a dance for a song "Pisolya". Juliana, Theresa, Urban, Cyril, Walter, Joe and Wilfy presented a skit "Koshi Korni Toshi Borni" written by Joseph D'Souza. Keziah, Steve, Nigel, Nishel
presented a dance for a song "Maria".

A traditional novem jevonn was served to everyone under the leadership of Irene Lobo, Donald DSouza and Joe Menezes. The venue was decorated beautifully under teh leadership of Nirmala Noronha and Sr Leena.

Fr Vincent Barboza and George D'Souza were the guests for the programme. Parish Priest Fr Leo D'Souza, Fr Anthony Vino, Fr Rohsan D'Souza were also present. The cultural programme ended with the vote of thanks by Fr Roshan D'Souza.

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  • BHAVIN PATEL , MIRA ROAD

    Wed, Nov 16 2011

    st.lious church is one of the best church in dahisar area itself .as i go to church every evening after my college i feel very nice siting in d front of mother marry and jesus christ as dey hve mre powers .and frm my side i say tht belive in each and very god as all gods r equal but the main king of d world is only jesus christ .he is d only one who can sve u frm all the miseries of dis life .so be happpy and take care .good night .jesus i trust in u .

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