Udupi, Aug 8,2016:The novena, nine day preperation services for the the annual feast of the Our Lady of Velankani at Stella Maris Church at Kalmadi near Malpe began here on Aug 6, Saturday.
The annual feast of the shrine will be held on August 15, the Bishop of Udupi Diocese, Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, will be the chief celebrant of the Eucharistic Mass at 10.30 a.m.
Masses would be held at 7 a.m. (Konkani), 4 a.m. (Kannada) and 6 p.m. (English) on that day. There will be procession of the offerings from Adi Udupi to the shrine at 2.30 p.m. on August 13.