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Mangaluru, Aug 3 : The Third Day Novena prior to the Feast of St Lawrence was held at Bondel Church on August 3, 2022. Theme of 3rd Day - "Love is the Joy of family life . "

Rev. Fr. Joseph Martis, Parish Priest, Derebail Church was the main celebrant whereas Parish Priest Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’souza and Rev Fr Gregory Pinto were Concelebrants .

Rev Fr . Joseph Martis called on the devotees of St Lawrence in the words of St Paul , “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church. (Eph. 5:25).” 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.

For 10.30 am mass, the Choir was from Infant Jesus Shrine under the leadership of Mr Simon.

The 5.00 pm mass was offered by Rev Fr Vinod Lobo, Asst Parish Priest, Rosario Cathedral. The Choir was from Milagres Parish. During the mass Prayers were offered for the married couples.

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