Udupi: Annual feast of Kalmady Our Lady of Health Shrine celebrated

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/KR)

Udupi, Aug 15: Annual feast of Our Lady of Health Shrine, Kalmady was celebrated with great devotion on Saturday August 15. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop, diocese of Udupi, presided over the celebrations, while Fr Alban D’Souza, parish priest, Stella Maris Church, Fr Baptist Menezes, rector, Minor Seminary, Moodubelle, were the concelebrants.

In his homily, Fr Baptist Menezes, said, “The feast of Assumption of Mother Mary is being celebrated from the 5th century by the Holy Catholic Church. Mother Mary’s life is a journey from Bethlehem to Mount Calvary. Mother Mary obeyed the word of God. Mother Mary was also present when Jesus Christ died. She saw the sorrows of Jesus Christ. Her life was filled with seven sorrows. Assumption of Mother Mary is the utmost blessing from God given to this earth. Let Mother Mary take us, her children towards Jesus Christ.

“Also today, we are celebrating the 74th Indian Independence Day. Three days before Independence Day on August 12, 1947, Mahatma Gandhiji said that we have won political freedom but social and financial freedom is yet to be achieved and to attain these freedoms, it is harder than the political freedom. Hence, along with political freedom, let us attain social and financial freedom too,” he said.

Fr Alban D’Souza thanked all the devotees for their contribution throughout the year.

Earlier, nine days of novena started on August 6. Every day at 9 am and 4 pm, Mass, novena and special prayers were held. Arrangements were done for the live streaming.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, festival celebrations were held as per the norms issued by the district administration.

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 17 2020

    All the nine days Novenas with different themes, Blessed Sacrament and also all Feast Masses on 15th August went very well... Appreciate and Thanks for the hard efforts put by Parish Priest our Dearest Fr. Alban and all Kalmadians for maintaining pandemic rules systematically. May Mother Velankanni bless all her devotees.

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  • Robert Menezes, Shriva /Auckland, NZ

    Mon, Aug 17 2020

    Happy Feast Fr Baptist Menezes , Good to see you .
    From your cousin brother : Robert Menezes (Auckland, NZ)

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  • Simon D Mello, Karkala

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Mother Mary save us from all the troubles. Happy Feast to all devotees.

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  • Daniel, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Graceful, happy feast.
    Our Kadala Maathe, Lady of Health intercede for us, bless all.
    Kannada Eucharistic celebration was something marvelous experience with all good choir.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    I love this Parish ...

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Happy feast. Mother Mary pray for us and the world

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Happy feast

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