By Fr. Richard DSouza

Nov 28 : In view of the annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine, nine days novena was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Lawrence Mascarenhas, parish priest of Ammembal by hoisting St Joseph Vaz flag here on the shrine premises on November 27, 2018 at 10 am. Fr Lawrence Mascarenhas conveyed his good wishes for the upcoming celebration. He wished that all those who come to this shrine may grow in holiness as St Joseph Vaz did by imitating the values of Jesus Christ.

Rev Fr Benjamin Pinto, the Rector of the shrine presided and compered the inaugural ceremony. Fr Lawrence D’Souza, Deacon Shaun Rodrigues, Mr Roshan D’Souza, the Vice-President, Mr Marcel D’Souza, the Secretary of St Joseph Vaz Church, Mudipu and a good number of pilgrims were present.

 

Flag hoisting ceremony was followed by Eucharistic celebration and then novena prayer. The day’s liturgy and choir was conducted by the faithful of St Thomas the Apostle Church, Ammembal.

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