Feast of Infant Jesus Feast 2019-Hubballi celebrated in Tradition and Gaiety
Hubballi: Infant Jesus Church, Shantinagar, Hubballi celebrated the annual Feast of Infant Jesus on 14th January in a tradition of the Universal Catholic Church. It was the devotion to the Child Jesus and appreciation of His humility and love for humankind. It is veneration of the Son of God and calling to mind the mystery of incarnation of the omnipotent God.
Elaborate spiritual preparation for the feast had been made in the Infant Jesus Church, Shantinagar with nine days of novena prayers and special preaching on various themes about the role of families and Youth in today’s world. The celebration of feast culminated in the Holy Eucharist at 6.00 pm and solemn procession of Infant Jesus and concludes with the community meal.
Main celebrant of the feast mass was Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto Udupi Diocese and the preacher in Kannada was Rev. Fr. Patrick Rao of Chikkamagalur Diocese. The main celebrant in his sermon highlighted the importance of listening to each other, with special reference to the Youth, to understand the feelings of others. He also said that through the Word of God we can enlighten the listener which will lead the person to the sacraments, which in turn will make him an Evangelizer.
Rev. Fr. Patrick Rao preached about the importance of bringing up children in the ways of God. Parish Priest of Infant Jesus Church, Rev. Fr. Joe D’Souza while thanking all concerned, said that through this devotion many graces and blessings, favours and miraculous healing have been received by many people all over the world and he wished happy feast to all participants.