Sagar, September 8th: "Like the grains of the new corn, we have to be united as one family" said Fr. Venus Praveen Colaco, at the Monthi Fest Eucharistic celebration in St. Joseph's Church.






The nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is also celebrated as a harvest festival.  The Eucharistic celebration was preceded by the traditional procession with the new corn. Gurkars of the Wards led the procession holding the Blessed corn.

When the procession reached the Church, flowers were offered to Mother Mary. September 8th is also celebrated as the Day of the Girl Chid.  After the solemn Eucharist, all the girl children born in 2015-2016 were felicitated by the Women's Association.  Sweets were distributed to all.






Parish Level Monthi Fest celebration was held on 12th September with a solemn Eucharist presided over by Fr. Anacletus D'Mello of Karwar Diocese.  In his message he emphasised the constant need to strengthen our unity.  After the Mass, prizes were distributed to the meritorious children as well as the winners of various Inter ward competitions.

All the Parishioners partook in the fellowship meal as one family. Thanks to the members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for arranging the festal meal.




















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