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Mysuru, June 2 : The historical Dornahalli Jatra was cancelled for the last two consecutive years in Mysuru due to COVID 19 disease. This time the basilica is very much lucky and grateful to celebrate the feast along with the people. To make this feast a successful one, 9 days of novena are being conducted starting from 4th June 2022.

On 4th June 2022 Saturday at 5:30pm, the novena begins along with the flag hoisting ceremony. On 4th June the Eucharistic celebration will be celebrated by Emeritus Bishop of Mysore Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly. On 5th June Sunday, by Rev. Msgr. Alfred J. Mendonca, Vicar General, Diocese of Mysore; On 6th June Monday, by Rev. Msgr. Dominic Vas , Episcopal Vicar for Religious Congregation, Diocese of Mysore; On 7th June Tuesday, by Rev. Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis , Rector, St. Philomena Educational Institutions, Mysuru; On 8th June Wednesday, by Rev. Fr. Madalai Muthu , Treasurer, Mysore Diocesan Educational Society and on 9th June Thursday, by Rev. Fr. Michael Mari , Parish Priest, St. Joseph's church, Siddapura. The eucharistic celebrations are celebrated along with novenas.

From 10th June 2022 Friday to 12th June 2022 Sunday, Rev. Fr. Roman Pinto and his team will be leading the faithful into special preaching, prayers and adoration from 9:30am to 8:30pm.

On the day of the festival that is on 13th June 2022 Monday, from morning 5:00 am till evening masses will be conducted.
On the feast day, the festival Eucharistic mass will be celebrated in Kannada at 10am by The Bishop of Mysore Most Rev. Fr. Dr. K. Antony William.
Tamil mass will be at 11:30am , the Eucharistic celebration will be celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. A. Amalraj [Diocese of Ootacamund].
English mass will be at 1:00pm , the Eucharistic celebration will be celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Rozario Menezes [Bishop of LAE, PNG].
Kannada mass will be at 5:30pm, the Eucharistic celebration will be celebrated by Rev. MSGR. Jayanathan [Secretary, KRCBC].
This will be followed by the Car Procession and Benediction of the holy Eucharist. Last year the public were not allowed but this year they are allowed with the condition that people should follow the COVID protocol.

More instructions to the faithful :

1. Donors are requested to come forward to help for the development of the Basilica.
2. All the required religious articles are available at the religious stall.
3. Arrangements are made for the pilgrims as usual.

Faithful can send their prayers and intentions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The press note has been released by Rev.Fr.N.T. Joseph, Rector of St. Anthony’s Basilica Dornahalli and Rev.Fr. Isaac , Administrator of St. Antony’s Basilica Dornahalli with the intention of welcoming the devotees.

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