Boston: MCA New England's Monthi Fest event held in Boston

Media Release

Boston, Sep 11:
 Mangalorean Catholic Association of New England (MCANE) collaborated with BelleVision, USA, to celebrate the solemn feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Mother on September 8 at Tyngsboro hall, MA. The celebration felt even more meaningful this year, being held on the actual date of the nativity of Our Blessed Mother. 

People gathered from near and far clad in traditional colourful outfits, enthused to shower the fragrant and colourful flowers that they had brought to offer to the Blessed Mother. As is the tradition, the celebrations started with singing the hymn Sakkad Sangatha Melyan, accompanied by flower offerings to the infant Mary. Followed by a Konkani Mass celebrated by two Mangalurean priests Fr Dr Cyril Fernandes and Fr Dr Joseph Martis. 

After mass, everyone gathered to partake in Novem Jevon. Guests were delighted by the delectable array of vegetarian foods and relished the special desserts Holige and Vorn. 

President of the MCA Victor Lewis, led the event with his welcome address. Tina D'Souza compered the event. What followed was an afternoon of sheer entertainment. Singers Kevin Misquith and Vanessa Saldanha had the audience entertained with their melodious voices. They took everyone down memory lane with nostalgic Konkani songs and Bollywood numbers. 

Interspersed with the singers' performances were dances and skits, performed both by children and adults. Highlights of the evening included a skit by Frederick Fernandes and team directed by Victor Sequeira.


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  • L Andrade, Belle/Kemman/USA

    Sun, Sep 29 2019

    Indeed it was a memorable celebration of Monthi Fest in Boston. Fr Martis and Fr Fernandes thank you for taking the time to travel and celebrating the mass with our community in Boston. Fr Martis as you and your friend Fr Fernandes contemplated who should deliver the homily. I can't say enough of your homily and take home message. You took us down the memory lane of us "growing up" in our respective villages of Udupi/ Mangalore, the hard work and how it influenced us to become who we are today. As you mentioned mother Mary had opened the back door of heaven for not so famous/important people to get in and her contribution. Off note: I hope new generation of seminarian will learn from you the importance of mother Mary's role in catholic church and bring our neighborhood back to where we once belonged growing up. Thank you for making a difference in our faith. Fr Maurice D'souza we missed you, hope to see you next year
    Artists Kevin Misquith and Venessa Saldanha rocked the stage and we are so privileged to have you perform for our small community. Thank you for the brining nostalgia and smile on our face. God bless you both. Thank you everyone

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  • Veronica Fernandes, USA

    Sat, Sep 21 2019

    We are blessed to have Fr.Martis and Fr. Fernandes for our Minthi fest. Thank you very much very much for taking the time for us. Thank you much for your heart touching sermon. We will try to apply it in our life .

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  • Fr Joseph Martis, St Joseph's Seminary, Jeppu

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    I was very happy to be present at MCA New England's Monthi fest celebrations. The Programme was so well organised. The community came together and in unison sang and prayed joyfully. I appreciate the good feelings present among all the participants. I was so happy to see all the kids participating so happily to celebrate Mother Mary's Birthday. Congratulations to you all friends for the good work you have done. May Mother Mary intercede for you all.

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