Jebel Ali, UAE, Sep 7,2017: The Feast of Nativity (Birthday of our Blessed Mother Mary) was celebrated on 7th September 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jebel Ali. Mass in Konkani was celebrated by Rev Fr. Maxim Cardoza, Assistant Parish Priest at 8 PM
In a traditional Mangalorean style the Paddy, was brought to Altar in a procession and blessed by Fr. Maxim Cardoza. Offertory procession also included the flowers, fresh vegetables, Bread & Wine.
After the mass all children offered flowers to Mother Mary in the traditional way
Blessed paddy was thereafter distributed
A delicious vegetarian dinner was served to all present and everyone enjoyed the traditional dinner with vorne
Fr. Maxim Cardoza thanked the Priests, the donors, Choir members, Volunteers & all community members who supported in making the feast possible.
Fr. Reinhold Sahner, Parish Priest of Jebel Ali church spoke on the occasion. He wished everyone a Happy Monthi Fest and wished the Konkani community the very best
“JEZU SANGIM” music album of liturgical hymns by Mr. Joyson D’Souza and Mrs. Nisha Sequeira in association with JAKC choir was released on the occasion