Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)
Kasargod, Aug 15: The annual feast of Permude St Lawrence Church here was celebrated August 12. Bishop of Mangaluru, Fr Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza offered holy Mass. Parish priest of the church, Fr Melwyn Fernandes, Kayyar Christaraja Church parish priest Fr Victor D’Souza, Fr Benjamin D’Souza Kayyar, Ashoknagar St Dominic Church parish priest Fr Aquin Noronha, Fr Gratian Rodrigues, Polali St Dominican School administrator Fr Sunil D’ Souza and Fr Pratik Pereira Ashoknagar were present.
Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’ Souza gave a homily after the mass and conveyed his best wishes. Fr Victor D’Souza distributed blessed candles before the Mass.
Novena and masses were held in the church for nine days in the leadership of Fr Melwyn Fernandes as preparation before the feast.
Permude chapel which was a part of Kayyar Chirstaraja Church was declared as a parish on March 19, 2018. This was the first annual feast held after the announcement. Construction of building for the new church is in progress.