Mangaluru, Jul 16: The annual school feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated virtually by Mount Carmel Central School on July 15.
Dedicating the day to Mary the Queen and Beauty of Carmel, the day began with a holy mass at the Maryhill chapel resonating with mother Mary's blessings. Fr Rovel D'Souza OCD in his homily illustrated the three types of people in the world; one like the touch-me-not plant, benefiting oneself, the second like the candle, providing light to a limited periphery and finally, he introduced the gathering to the last kind of people defining them to be water, mixing and creating oneness with everything it touches thereby creating harmony in society.
The teachers furnished a cultural extravaganza for the students and the viewers while the school arose to the celebration of the feast at the school auditorium.
Connecting devotion from the heart of every member of the school, the programme began with a prayer service followed by a prayer dance, invoking the divine presence effortlessly.
Capturing the glory of Mother Mary, the patroness of Mount Carmel and the joy of the feast, Sr Melissa, the principal welcomed and addressed the gathering on the significance of celebrating the Patroness Day that provides values for generations to come.
Symbolizing and signifying the life of mother Mary, Suman and Gavin presented the ‘Stretch of legacy’. The feast further progressed to the most awaited part, a musical drama exploring with devotion, the life of mother Mary of Mount Carmel.
Reshma proposed the vote of thanks bowing with gratitude to the blessings showered upon all.
The programme was compered by Ananya Sneha and Caroline.
As the celebration kickstarted with a feeling of joy and oneness, Mount Carmel Central School hopes to be filled with laughter and the presence of its dear students.
The celebration ended with a staff get-together enjoying the group games and then proceeded to the relishing lunch counter for a fellowship meal.
It was beautiful to be in the company of ‘Mount Carmel Family’, reflecting, relaxing and rejoicing.