Udupi: Milagres Cathedral Kallianpur of the Udupi Diocese celebrated the Christmas Eve with devotion, gaiety and fervor with Solemn High Mass con-celebrated in the absence of Bishop by Rev Fr. Rolwin Aranha Asst. Parish Priest of Cathedral of Udupi Diocese, Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo Rector of the Cathedral, Rev Fr. Prakash Anil Castelino Campus Director of the Milagres College, Rev Fr. Henry Mascarenhas Chaplain of Ozanum Home for the Aged and Estate Manager of Udupi Diocese, Rev Fr. Rocky Furtado Capuchin guest priest, Rev Fr. Herald Mathias and Rev Fr. Nelson Furtado of Pilar Fathers, Kallianpur.
The Christmas Eve celebrations began with the Christmas carols sung by our devoted and experienced choir team of the Cathedral.
The Solemn High Mass began at 7.30 am. In his homily Rev Fr. Rolwin Aranha said that Jesus with us all the time when we are in difficulty. We can experience love through forgiveness. Our God is forgiveness, peace and love. Jesus presence in unrest between us which Jesus needs peace and love. God became human and lives amongst us. God lives with us in peace and love.
At the end of mass, Fr. Stany B. Lobo expressed words of gratitude on account of Christmas celebrations. He gave the Christmas message to all parishioners.
After the mass, ICYM organized a special auction of beautiful cake for the cause of ICYM better social programs. Housie housie game was held. Prajoth D’Sa conducted the auction of cake and housie housie game. Prizes were distributed to the winners of housie housie game. Meanwhile, prior to the auction of cake, Catholic Sabha of parish unit was distributed prizes for the elocution competition winners.
A large number of faithful flocked to the Christmas Eve celebration at the Milagres Cathedral with devotion, vigour, gaiety and fervor. ICYM members prepared beautiful crib at the Cathedral campus attracted many.
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