Kuwait: KCWA Celebrates Monti Fest

Kuwait: KCWA Celebrates Monti Fest 
Report & pics: Wilson Saldanha Shirthady/Kuwait
Kuwait, September 13: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), under the presidentship of Rudy D’Souza, celebrated the feast of their Patron, beloved Mother Mary (Monti Fest), on Sunday September 12, 2010 at the Holy Family Cathedral premises in the city from 4 pm onwards.
The programme started with the blessing of the new harvest (Novem) at 4 pm by visiting priest, Fr Alban D’Souza, along with parish priest, Fr Gaspar Fernandes, Fr John Harry D’Souza, and deacon, Sylvester D’Souza, followed by the Holy Mass in Konkani at 4.15 pm.  The blessed grain and dates were distributed among the gathering after the mass. 

Traditional fellowship dinner was served to a large crowd of devotees that had gathered for the occasion, with mouth-watering Mangalorean vegetarian dishes prepared by Little India/M & M Caterers. KCWA follows this tradition every year on the first Sunday after nativity feast, taking into consideration the holiday for the domestic servants, who otherwise do not get a chance to attend any programmes that are conducted during the weekends.  Every year, the attendance for the programme has been going up tremendously, which is a proof of its popularity and sign of people in gulf missing traditional feast of their homeland.  This year, the gathering was the largest ever, as the occasion coincided with the Eid holidays in Kuwait.

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  • Anitha, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 14 2010

    May god bless you, all the committee members - KCWA. keep up the good work,Well Arranged, Nice photography

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  • irene sequeira, derebail/bahrain

    Mon, Sep 13 2010

    Very nice pictures. Happy to see the statue of infant Mary which was long due. Long Live KCWA. May God bless you all to continue the good work in helping the poor in our native place.

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  • Samantha, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2010

    Well done KCWA, keep up the good work, we felt very close and warm as both Masses were celebrated well along with the procession of Baby statue of Our Lady. The procession,choir, readers and the alter along with the Clergy looked really very grand. God bless Mr. Rudy D'Souza & fly for donating the Statue of Our Lady to the Holy Family Cathedral. Special thanks to all KCWA committee members for organizing the Fellowship dinner for more than 3,000 devotees, not to forget M&M confectionery for their traditional Monthi Fest dinner. Lovely pics by Wilson, Daijidubai. God bless KCWA and continue your good works and may our Mother Mary bless each one of you for taking part in this great day of her birth.

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  • naveen cornelio, bajpe israel

    Mon, Sep 13 2010

    too good pics

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