Moodbidri, Jan.1: The Novena to Infant Jesus begins at Alangar, Moodbidri on the 1st of January. The novena began with a hoisting of the flag by Mrs Rupa Shetty the president of Municipal Corporation Moodbidri. V. Rev Fr Austin Peter Peres, Vicar Forane of the Deanery delivered the inaugural note and also celebrated the Eucharist. The Novenas will go on till the 9th of January, and will culminate with a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration by Most Rev Dr Henry D' Souza, Bishop of Bellary diocese.

Each Day a Specific intention is prayed for,
Day 1: Children
Day 2: Youth
Day 3: Elderly
Day 4: Vocations
Day 5: Forgiveness
Day 6: Sick
Day 7: Workers
Day 8: Donors
Day 9: Family

In preparation to the feast, there is a Charismatic Retreat from 5th to the 7th of January, by Rev Fr Roman Pinto and team.

The procession of offerings (Vojem Purshavn) will be on the 8th of January from the Bus Stop at Alangar, presided over by Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu the Vicar General of the Diocese.

Masses in various languages will be held during the novenas, Saturday 9th January, 4.00pm Kannada, 5.30pm, Malayalam and on 10th January, 11.00am in English.

There is an eye camp organised on the day of feast, in association with the Lions Club, Alangar, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm in St Thomas School Campus























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