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Dubai: St Mary's Mangalorean Community celebrates Monthi Fest
Admin / 6 Sep, 2018
Dubai, Sep 6: Konkani community of St. Mary's Church, Dubai splendidly celebrated Monthi Fest, the feast of Nativity of Mother Mary on September 6.
Mass initiated with a procession with SMMC Core members carrying Bambino in Palaquin and Novem to the beautiful tunes of melodious band 'Konkan Tara' Enormous amount of children gathered in front of the Grotto. The corn was blessed by Fr. Robert Lasrado and thereafter children carried out flower strewing to honor Mother Mary.
The statue of Mother Mary (Bambino) and blessed paddy was brought to altar in a procession by SMMC Coordinator Jerina Lewis and Vice Coordinator Joseph Mathias along with altar servers, SMMC core members and priests.
A beautiful homily was narrated by the guest priest Fr. Dancy Sunil Martis OFM who came from India specially to celebrate nine days novena and feast.
Melodious singing by 'JMJ Choir' elevated the festive spirit. Donors were honored with blessed candles at the end of the mass. A scrumptious 'Novem Jevann', traditional dinner by Canara Restaurant was served to more than 5000 attendees by the well-organized Konkani community volunteers and church ushers sodality members.
Fr Robert officially inaugurated SMMC's new website www.smmcdubai.org for Dubai Parishioners. This new website will give the up-to-date details of all happenings related to Mangalorean community within the church and important programs of St. Mary's Parish
On the occasion, a variety entertainment programme 'Monti Sobann' was arranged by St Mary's Church Dubai's Mangalorean Konkan organization - St Mary's Mangalorean Community (SMMC) Dubai on September 7 evening in the church's main hall.