Karkala / Kanajar: 04 Dec 2018: On the eve of the annual parish feast of Our lady of lourdes, Patron of kanajar Parish, the Vespers (Besp in Konkani) was celebrated with great devotion, enthusiasm and gaiety in Our Lourdes Church Kanajar on the evening of Tuesday, 04 December 2018
The church as well as the premises was brightly illuminated which manifested itself as the night approached. The facade of the church and the belfry were elegant to view through colourful lighting. The church band played tunes of hymns that manifested the festive occasion. The festive ambience could be experienced through various stalls that were put up by the right side of the church.
On the eve of fest con celebrated high mass in Kannada by Rev. Fr. Cyril Lobo from Bidar Mission preached a vbrant homily in kannada along with 16 Parish and guests from various parishes.
The Vespers service commenced at the kanajar where faithful had assembled by 6.30 pm.Also conducted the prayer service and blessed the ‘Cherel’ of Lady of Lourds which was decorated with loads of Flowers. Following the service at Kanajar, the faithful went in procession carrying lighted candles accompanied by the brass band played by Sunshine Band Perampalli.
ICYM and YCS members put of loads of stalls and conducted various games which were heavily crowded until 10:30pm. People enjoyed all the games, variety of Ice creams, food stalls and various stalls of toys and jewelry.
The report of the Parish Fest held next day will be reported soon on this site.