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Mumbai: Konkan Taram Jerimeri celebrates Monti Fest

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Mumbai, Sep 14: Konkan Taram Jerimeri, a Konkani association of St Jude Church here, on Sunday, September 10 celebrated their 26th Annual Day at St Jude School Hall, here.

On the occasion they combined the celebration of Monti Fest and released a new devotional CD of Jossie Moras 'Tujia Nivasant', the music and recording for which was by Thushara Kuruvitage. Sr Tejaswini and Fr Lancy released the audio CD.

Konkani association has been taking active part in all social, cultural and liturgical activities of St Jude parish for the last 26 years.


Chief guest Fr Allwyn Pinto from Provincial House, Bandra, celebrated the Eucharist. Children showered flowers to 'Maria Bambina' as per Mangalurean tradition. Corn heads 'Novem', were blessed by Fr Lancy Pinto, parish priest, St Jude Church.  

Choir master John Mascarenhas and choir members Jacintha, Juliana, Gracy, Leo D'Souza, Fredrick, Joseph, Margaret, Severine, Irene Martis, Eliza, Irene Dmello and Mercin sang hymns to melodious music. Liturgy incharge Margaret Pinto and Juliana Mascarenhas trained Jenisha, Joylene, Sheryl, Princia, Noel, Alton, William and Robin, for the liturgical readings and prayers.

During the felicitation programme, general secretary John Mascarenhas felicitated the guests on the dias. President Joseph D’Souza felicitated the SSC toppers of the parish who secured above 70%. This included Lenin Fernandes, Ashley Britto, Wilinta Sequeira, Jenis D’souza, Metilda Fernandes, Lewin Fernandes, Leanne Misquith, Rishal Lasrado and Sylvester Lewis. They were given gift vouchers and appreciation certificates.  

Notebooks, snacks, corns and sugarcanes were distributed to all parishioners.

At the inaugural, Sr Bibiana, Sr Dominica, Fr Lancy, Fr Gabriel, Ida Rodrigues and others lit the lamp.

Newly formed committee members were called to the dias, which included president Joseph, general secretary John Mascarenhas, vice president Walter D’Souza, treasurer Ida Rodrigues, liturgy incharge Margaret and Juliana, cultural incharge Flora D’Souza and Melony Cordeiro, assistant secretary Elias Pinto, assistant treasurer Leo D’Souza and other committee members Severine, John Rodrigues, Victor Pereira and auditor John Veigas.

Flora D’Souza and Melony Cordeiro arranged and anchored the cultural programme. Prescilla and team including Joylene, Remita and Sheryl presented a dance remix. Konkan Taram Mahila group presented a kavali 'Dhuvek Soirik' and younger children presented 'Sonu Tuka Konknicher Bhorvoso Nagi. Leander and Joswin presented a skit 'Ganti Dook'.

The programme ended with a Laudate and a traditional 'Novem Jevan' as per Mangalurean tradition.

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