Mangaluru,Jan 15 2019: The novena at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnkatte, will culminate on Tuesday today, with a solemn thanksgiving mass at 10.30 am concelebrated by Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Peter Paul Saldanha along with other clergy.
Masses will be offered at 6.30 am, 7.30 am and 9.00 am in Konkani and 12.00 noon in Kannada. Inner healing prayers will be offered at 5.00pm and one more mass in Konkani will be held at 6.00 pm. Eucharistic procession will be held at 7.15 am.
The festal mass attended by 15,000 devotees was celebrated on Monday by Bishop Emeritus Aloysius Paul D’Souza at 6.00pm on Monday, Jan 14.
The novena of Infant Jesus where about 50,000 devotees offered prayers started on January 5 and ended on January 13.