Moodbidri, Jan 13, 2020: The Annual Feast 2020, of Infant Jesus was celebrated at Alangar Moodbidri. The Solemn Festive Mass was presided over by Rev Dr William D’Souza, Archbishop of Patna on January 12, evening. with a large number of devout people, priests and nuns in attendance. Fr Maxim D’Souza, Professor, St Joseph Seminary Mangalore preached on the occasion on the theme of our call to Protect life and human welfare which is the theme of the church this new year.
New Konkani Bhajan DVD “Dhulob Jezu Composed by Fr Maxim D’Souza and Fr Walter D’Souza was released. Contributions towards the DVD will be used for the ICYM Cause of repairing a house of a poor widow. Many thousands of faithful, devotees of Infant Jesus irrespective of caste and creed from Moodbidri surroundings and neighbouring places participated in accordance of the great harmony in the area. Soon after the Holy Mass a social meet was held and food
served to all.
DEVOTION IN ALANGAR : Devotion in Alangar was started in the year 2010. For the last several years the divine mercy group of Alangar was praying ardently with fasting and penance and with everyday adorations and intercessions. A lot of devotees were sending their intentions for prayer. The same prayer group also had an ardent devotion to the Infant Jesus. Meanwhile a devotee called Mr Michael Sequeira (Mumbai) donated a shrine grotto and a Infant Jesus statue. When the parish priest Fr Vincent Dsouza was bringing the statue from Mangalore he experienced certain healing and subsequently many healings were reported. In 2010 January first time the Infant Jesus feast was celebrated in Alangar publicly. Again this year the feast is celebrated with 9 days novena and grand public celebration on jan 12, 2020. Every Friday, there is adoration and novena followed by mass at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.