Mangaluru, July 29, 2015: The St Lawrence Church at Bondel in the city will be celebrating its annual feast on August 10, Monday. Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru will lead a solemn mass that day at 10 am while the evening the mass will be led by Bellary Bishop Dr Henry D’Souza.
This was informed to reporters here on July 28, Tuesday by Fr Andrew D’Souza, Parish priest of Bondel Church. A nine day Novena will be held at the Church from August 1 to 9 from 11 am to 6 pm as part of the preparation for the feast, he said MLA of Mangaluru Souh JR Lobo will inaugurate the celebrations on August 1 at 10. 30 am by hoisting the Church flag, Fr Andrew informed.
Jacintha Vijay Alfred, Mayor of Mangaluru will participate in the function as the chief guest. Joseph Martis, Rector of St Joseph’s Seminary will offer the mass. The devotees will be served food following the mass.
Fr Andrew informed that during the feast Mangaluru Bishop will re-install the cross of the Church which was found to have sacred particles from the wood of Jesus Christ’s Holy Cross.
Parish Council office bearers were also present at the press meet.