Nine Day Novena Begins in Preparation for the Feast of Relic of Saint Anthony
Mangaluru: Rev Fr Onil D’Souza, the parish priest of Moodbidri parish inaugurated the nine days novena in preparation for the feast of Relic of Saint Anthony by hoisting the flag of Saint Anthony on 6-2-2023 at 5.45 pm near Saint Anthony’s Shrine at Milagres Church Mangaluru. In his inaugural message, he wished that St Anthony may perform many more miracles for all the devotees who keep their trust in him. This was followed by the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Mass was offered for the special intention of families.
During the homily, Fr Onil D’Souza stressed family values that have to be cultivated in each family. At the end of the Holy Mass Fr Larry Pinto, the Asst Director of Ashram conducted the novena in honour of Saint Anthony during which intentions of the people for various needs were placed before the great intercessor. Rev. Fr J B Crasta, the director, and Rev. Fr Rupesh Tauro, the assistant director participated in the mass. Large devotees were gathered.