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Sept 09, 2017: St Jude Church and Shrine Pakshikere celebrated the feast of the birth of Mother Mary with great pomp on Friday 8th September. The parishioners gathered with flowers in Pakshikere Town at 7.45 a.m. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’souza conducted prayer service. The procession started with altar boys & other children carrying flower baskets and adults new corn in their hands. The statue of Infant Mary was carried in the Vehicle, which was provided by Mr Peter D’souza, Suratkal. Keeping in mind the environ cleanliness flowers were not thrown during the procession on the road but the flowers were showered on Infant Mary on the church ground.






Rev. Fr Clifford Pinto, Asst. Parish Priest of Pakshikere Church celebrated the mass and preached the homily. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’souza the Parish Priest con-celebrated the Mass.

All the parishioners gathered at the statue of Infant Mary singing “Sakkad Sangatha Melyam”. The children showered flowers and petals at the idol of Mother Mary to the melodious tune of “Moriyek Hogolsiyam”.

Then followed the Holy Mass. The choir sang melodious hymns. All those who contributed to the feast were thanked by the Parish Priest. After this Mr Mithun Rai President of Youth Congress Dakshina Kannada district was honoured by giving the flower bouquet for sponsoring sugarcanes to the parishioners.

After the final blessing Rev. Fr Andrew Leo blessed the new corn and distributed to the devotees. Sugarcane was distributed to all the parishioners. Payasam and holige was also served to all the parishioners.




















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