Karkala, 27 January 2015: Attur St. Lawrence church annual feast celebrations began from Sunday 25th January 2015. On Sunday the mass was celebrated in the morning at 07.30 am. Thereafter the procession was conducted from the shrine to Dhoopada Katte which was around one km carrying the Blessed Host on a decorated vehicle.
There were more masses on Sunday at 11.00 am and also at 04.00 pm in the evening. On Monday the service continued with masses at 10.00 am (special for children), 12.00 noon (Konkani), 03.30 pm (for sick people), 6.00 pm and last mass at 8.00 pm.
On this occasion thousands of devotees and visitors visited the shrine including the leaders such as Mangalore MLA J.R. Lobo, former Udupi Chickmagalur MP Jayaprakash Hegde and many others.
Both days the church was full of devotees and the volunteers had a hard time controlling and guiding the crowd. Choir group have been making the occasion very special with beautiful hymns. The local police offered their full supports. The good news is that so far there were no unwanted incidents at the venue or surrounding areas.
The mass schedule for today (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday is as follows.
- 27 Jan 2015, Tuesday: Masses at 07/30 am, 09.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon, 01.30 pm (Kannada), 03.00 pm, 04.30 pm (Konkani), 06.00 pm (Kannada, by H.E. Bishop Francis Serrao of Shivamogga), Night 08.00 pm and 10.00 pm, at 11.30 pm holy hour adoration by Rev. Fr. Puis D’Souza Sagar.
- 28 Jan 2015, Wednesday: 06.00 am (Konkani), 8.00 am (Malaylam, by H.E. Bishop Lawerence Mukkaze, of Belthangady), 10.30 am (main feast mass by H.E Bishop Alloysuis Paul D’Souza of Mangalore, 01.00 pm (Kannada), 02.30 pm, 4.00 pm (Konkani), 05.30 pm (English), 07.00 pm, 08.30 pm (Kannada), 10.00 pm and 11.30 pm last mass.
- 29 Jan 2015, Thursday: 06.30 am, 8.00 am (Konkani), 10.00 am (main mass by, H.E. Bishop Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo of Udupi), 12.30 pm, 02.30 pm, 04.00 pm (Kannada), last mass 05.30 pm and 07.30 pm.
Courtesy : Udupi today media network