Hiriyur: Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur, Chitradurga District, Diocese of Shimoga celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Novena began on August 30 at 5:45 p.m. with the daily Rosary, Holy Eucharist and floral homage for Mother Mary till August 7.
Parish Priest Fr Franklin D’Souza and Assistant Parish Priest Fr Alphonse Nelson D’Souza led the Holy Eucharist and Novena every day. On September 8, The Rosary was said at 6:15 a.m., then at 6:30 a.m. Fr Alphonse Nelson D’Souza celebrated the festal Holy Eucharist and preached a homily on “Nativity of Mother Mary”.
A Floral Homage was done after Holy Mass and special prayers were held.
On behalf of Parish Priest, Fr Nelson D’Souza wished the Parish community a very happy feast. After the Holy Eucharist, most of the parishioners took a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Health, Minor Basilica, Harihara.