Parish Priest of Immaculate Conception Church Fr Victor D'Mello held a press meet at the Press club here on December 12.

Addressing the mediapersons Fr D'Mello said that the Feast of Our Lady of Pompei Shrine, to be held on Sunday 14 December at the Church grounds at 5.30pm.  It is an occasion for all of us to honour Our Lady of Pompei and thank the Almighty for the manifold blessings we have received during the last year.


He further said, "More than 10 to 12 thousand people visit the Shrine on the annual feast day which is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of December every year.  Bishop of Mangaluru- Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza will be the main celebrant of the Festive mass. After the mass a solemn Eucharistic procession will be held. All the faithful and devotees who attend the solemn Eucharistic celebration will have a divine experience on the feast day. People belonging to every community have a special place in their hearts for Our Lady of Pompei as they call her “Pompei - Mathe”.

Vice president of Parish Council Hilary D'Souza and Vincent Pereira-Media-Coordinator of the Feast were also on the dais during the press meet.

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