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SMKC Dubai celebrates Monthi Festh on 10th September

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September 06: Come September and the Mangalorean community globally gets geared up for the family / community get together to celebrate ’Monthi Festh’ in the most traditional way.




In Dubai, St. Mary’s Konkan Community (SMKC), Dubai will be celebrating the Nativity feast of Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, 10th September, 2010 as One Family too. There will be concelebrated High Mass in Konkani, @ St. Mary’s Church, Dubai at 10.15 AM followed by procession of children to the Grotto to honour ’Balok Mori" with flowers.

The new young and dynamic Spiritual Director, Fr. Fransquinho Gomes, who has just taken over as the Assistant parish priest of Konkan Community at St. Mary’s Church is delighted to be a part and parcel of this big liturgical and cultural event.

Jennifer Mascarenhas, the Main Coordinator, said - "It is a family get together and it is a joy that the Youth Wing of SMKC Dubai - KONKAN YUVA - have come forward to join hands with us to celebrate the Mother Mary Nativity feast in the evening with a cultural program at the Church Main Hall. When the youth come forward, there is a sign of strength and joyfulness. Konkan Yuva was given a platform by SMKC Dubai to exhibit their talents, 5 years ago, which lead to the formation of KONKAN YUVA. We are happy that SMKC Dubai not only keeps alive the tradition and culture of Mangalore but also provides an opportunity to harness potentials among youngsters and amateurs. In addition to dance and song sequence, a hilarious comedy -"Ami Kedala Sudhronk?" will be staged during the evening.


After the free cultural programme by the Konkan Yuva (Youth Wing of SMKC) in the Church Main hall which begins at 7.15 pm, traditional ’Novem Jevonan’ will be served with lip smacking ‘VOORN’ around 9.30 pm.

’Novem Jevonan’ coupon is priced at AED 10/-. Coupons are available with SMKC Members / Fr. Frank’s Office / Church Parish Office.

You may also contact the following members :

Bhaskar : 050 6781233,  Paul Colaco : 050 5530944,  Francis Abreo : 050 6442079

Note: Cultural Program is free. However, due to limited seating arrangement in the Church Main Hall, people will be accommodated on “First Come First Served" basis.

Grab the tickets lest you will be disappointed for SMKC organized events are simply the best!