Mangaluru, Aug 04, 2022: The theme of 3rd day novena was "Love is the Joy of family life." Rev. Fr. Joseph Martis Parish Priest, Derebail Church was the main celebrant, Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’souza, Rev Fr Gregory Pinto were Concelebrants.
Rev Fr. Joseph Martis called on the devotees of St Lawrence “In Eph. 5:25, Paul said, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church.” He then explained how Christ showed this love. Paul said that Christ “gave himself for” the church. He sacrificed himself on the cross. This love therefore is a self-sacrificial love. It is a self-sacrificial love that is rooted on the cross. Three acts of marriage, First- marriage is giving sacrificial love. Second- marriage is seeking your happiness, Third, and last, marriage is seeking your happiness in her happiness.
The 10.30 am mass the Choir was from Infant Jesus Shrine under the leadership of Mr Simon.
The 5.00 pm mass offered by Rev Fr Vinod Lobo Asst Parish Priest Rosario Cathedral. The Choir was from Milagres Parish.