Mangaluru, Jan 03, 2015: The Infant Jesus Shrine, Carmel Hill at Bikarnakatte in Mangaluru will be celebrating its annual feast on January 14. A nine-day Novena will begin on January 5 as a spiritual preparation for the feast and will conclude on January 13.
Informing this to reporters here on January 3, Saturday, Joe Tauro, Rector said the Feast celebrations will commence on January 14 at 6 pm with a Solemn Mass under the leadership of the Bareilly Bishop Dr Ignatius D’Souza. He further stated that there will be masses from 6 am to 12.30 pm while Novena will be held upto 1.30 pm. On January 10 there will be a special prayer for the sick, he said adding holy masses will be held in Konkani and English daily. The masses in Malayalam language will be held on Monday.
Tauro also stated that devotees will be served free meals during Novena days. For more details, devotees can log on to www.infantjesusmangalore.net
Fr Antony Barnabas Monis, Assistant Director, Fr Elias D’Souza, Director and others were present at the press meet.