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Thirteen days preparation for the annual feast of St Anthony begins in city

Thirteen days preparation for the annual feast of St Anthony begins in city


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 1, 2020: In solemn preparation for the annual feast of St Anthony to be celebrated on June 13, within strict regulations of the SOP in force, Msgr Maxim Noronha, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore hoisted the flag of St Anthony and inaugurated the devotion of thirteen days of novena at St.Anthony Ashram, Jeppu, on May 31 Sunday.   

The Vicar General then offered the Holy Mass at 7 am and preached a homily on  the descent of the Holy Spirit as the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost. In his homily the Vicar General said that the Church was born on the day the Holy  Spirit descended on the Apostles. With the descent of the Holy Sprit the Apostles were filled with courage and enthusiasm. And they went about preaching the Good News.


St anthony ashram


St anthony ashram


St anthony ashram


The theme of the first day of the novena was ‘Go and preach the Gospel’. St Anthony true to his calling preached the Word of God and performed number of  miracles during his life time in the name of Jesus. The Vicar General called on the devotees of St Anthony to be the witnesses to Jesus in whichever way possible.

Fr Onil D’Souza the Director of the Ashram thanked the Vicar General for offering the Holy Mass. Every day during on novena days there will be a Holy Mass and  novena in Konkani at 7 a.m. and in English at 7 p.m. and the devotees can send petitions/prayer requests to sabjeppu@gmail.com or by whatsAap to  99449825580 he informed. 

Fr Roshan D’Souza the Asst Director joined for the concelebration. Fr Thrishan D’Souza the Asst Director conducted the first day of the novena.


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