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Udupi, Aug 12: The seventh day novena prayers in preparation of the proclamation and Dedication of Our Lady of Velankanni centre at Kalmady as a diocesan Shrine, was held on Friday, August 12.
Dr. Joseph Martis, Rector, St Joseph's Inter-Diocesan Seminary, Diocese of Mangalore, conducted the novena prayers for the intentions of the donors.
Fr Baptist Menezes, parish priest, Stella Maris Church, Kalmady, Fr Roy Lobo, assistant parish priest were the concelebrants on the occasion. The choir team was from St. Francis Xavier Church, Udyavara.
There will be a procession prior to the annual festival day on Sunday, August 14 from Karavali Junction to Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine. K Ragupathi Bhat will inaugurate the procession at 2.30 PM.
Feast of Our Lady of Velankanni, proclamation and dedication of Our Lady of Velankanni as a diocesan shrine and the golden jubilee celebration of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady will be celebrated on Monday, August 15.