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Mangaluru, Sep 8 : The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Monthi Festh, was celebrated with devotion at Bajjodi here on Tuesday the 08th of September, 2020.

The celebration began at 7.15am with the blessing of the new paddy. The beautiful age old tradition of offering of flowers to Mother Mary was performed by the parishioners with devotion as the choir sang the traditional hymns.

Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves was the main celebrant. Parish Priest Fr. Ivan D’souza, Fr. Patrick Lobo, Fr. Barnabas Monis, Fr. Rayan Pinto, concelebrated in the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, Fr. Archibald Gonsalves expounded the uniqueness of the feast, bringing out the virtues of mother Mary. He also stressed on the value of a mother and also related it to the way of how we should respect women in our homes and society.

Parish Priest Fr. Ivan Dsouza thanked everyone for their whole hearted support which led to the success of the feast. Blessed strands of paddy and sweets were distributed to the parishioners.

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