Dec 10 : The Annual feast of St. Joseph Vaz shrine Mudipu Celebrated with great devotion. The beginning of the annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine on December 3 2020, The solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Fr. Shaun Rodrigues, the Assistant Parish Priest, Cordel at 5.00 pm. As this day was dedicated for the sick and suffering, special prayers were offered for them. Msgr Maxim L. Noronha, Vicar General of Mangalore diocese, Fr. Cyprian Pinto Dean of St Joseph Vaz deanary and guest priests were present.

The Second day of annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine was celebrated with great devotion on December 4th, 2020. At 10:00am Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, the Bishop of Mangalore was given an affectionate welcome. After which he distributed the murdom candles to all the donors. At 10:30 am the Solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Bishop, amidst a good number of faithful. In his homily bishop reflected on the life of St Joseph Vaz. And he released prayer book for the preparation of Christmas novena which was published by Rev.Fr. Vijay Machado. Fr. Benjamin Pinto, the Director of St Joseph Vaz Shrine thanked the bishop profusely for his constant support and guidance. Mr Naveen D’Souza, Vice-President Parish Pastoral Parishad honoured the Bishop. Rev. Fr Cyprian Pinto, the dean of St Joseph Vaz deanary and Fr. Cyril lobo assistant parish priest and guest priests were present. Fr Vijay Machado, Director, Mangala Jyothi animated the liturgy of the annual feast.

The third day of annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine was celebrated with great devotion on December 5th, 2020. At 10:30 am the Solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by V.Rev.Fr. Cyprian Pinto Parish priest Permannur and Dean of St Joseph Vaz deanary and guest priests were present.

The fourth/final day of the annual feast of St Joseph Vaz Shrine was celebrated with great devotion on December 6th, 2020. At 10:30 am the Solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rev. Dr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD Director Ryshivana, Ranipura. He reflected on the Life of St. Joseph Vaz, Moreover, he gave us a call to be zealous missionary like St Joseph Vaz who was a missionary disciple and who lived the Gospel concretely. Fr Benjamin Pinto, the Rector of St Joseph Vaz Shrine thanked the Priests. Mr. Naveen D’Souza, Vice-President Parish Pastoral Parishad, Mrs. Irene Veigas, Secretary honoured the Rev Fr. Archibald Gonsalves. Pilgrims experienced a spiritual atmosphere through prayer and adoration. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Dsouza, Olvinahalli and guest priests were present.

At 5:00pm Concluding mass of the annual feast was celebrated by Rev. Dr. Antony Prakash Monteiro, Campus Director, St. Philomena College Puttur. . Fr Benjamin Pinto, the Rector of St Joseph Vaz Shrine expressed his gratitude to all those who worked for the smooth functioning of the annual feast. After the Eucharistic celebration, the Shrine flag lowered and then handed to the Director Rev. Fr Benjamin Pinto. Fr.Cyril Lobo Asst Parish Priest, Mr. Naveen Dsouza, Vice President Parish pastoral parishad, Dr.Irene Veigas Secretary PPP and parish council members were present. About 5000 Faithful participated in the four days of annual feast celebration.

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