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MCANE Massachusetts unites Mangalureans at Nativity celebrations

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Massachusetts, Sep 7: Mangalorean Catholic Association of New England in collaboration with Belle Vision USA, on Sunday, September 3, celebrated Nativity of Mary at St Mary’s Church, Chelmsford, here.

This event was especially memorable, as it marked the 10th anniversary of Monti Fest celebrations in New England, highlighting the unity of Mangalureans in promoting their culture. The growth of the Mangalurean community in the New England by leaps and bounds the past decade is remarkable. Attendees hailed from the Mangalurean community were not just from New England, but also from the tri-state area.


The celebrations kicked off with singing the hymn Sakkad Sangatha Melyan, accompanied by flower offerings to the infant Mary. The group then proceeded to the main Church to partake in a Konkani mass that was celebrated by Fr Maurice D’Souza from Cleveland, Ohio.

After mass, the long awaited celebrations began with a welcome address by the president of MCA Victor Lewis, followed by Fr Maurice D’Souza’s words of wisdom to the gathering.

The excitement was palpable as traditional Mangalorean food was served much to the delight of all gathered, accompanied by cultural events that were absolutely entertaining. Performances included songs, skits, traditional dances and singing of Konkani songs which was enjoyed by one and all. Highlights of the evening included skits by Victor Sequeira  and team and a group dance by Harman Mathias and team. The Mangalurean wedding party dance was enjoyed by all, performed by wonderful ladies in red. Children participated with enthusiasm by dancing and singing as well.

DJ Ian D'Souza stole the show by spinning special tracks, that lured everyone to the dance floor, asking for more.

The enthusiastic support of volunteers made the event very special. They worked tirelessly to make the event a stupendous success. Fredrick and Veronica Fernandes were acknowledged as the special couple for taking the initiative to organise the nostalgic event that took every Mangalorean down memory lane.

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