Abu Dhabi: First Monthi Fest celebrated at St John the Baptist Church Ruwais

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Abu Dhabi, Sep 12: The Konkan community of St John the Baptist Church, Ruwais celebrated the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 7. The event marked itself as the first Konkani-language spiritual celebration in the new parish.

The celebration started with the blessing of the new harvest and adoration of flowers, followed by an introduction and the church service. The Holy Mass was conducted by Fr Wilson Rumao OFM Cap, assistant parish priest and spiritual guide to the Konkani Community in St Paul’s Church, Mussafa. Fr Wilson delivered a powerful sermon which surely touched the hearts of all attendants. The statue of the infant Mother Mary radiated against the rows of chrysanthemum and jasmine. The crowd later gathered to feast on the ‘Novem Jovan’, rich in both taste and tradition, prepared with love by the Ruwais Ladies.

The event was coordinated by Vincent Joseph D’Souza along with the continuous effort and support by all members of the Konkani Community in Ruwais. Parish priest Fr Thomas Ampattukuzy OFM Cap, was thanked for his encouragement and support.


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