Photo Credit : Stanly Bantwal
Harihar: Fifth day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health, Minor Basilica, Harihara, Davanagere District, Diocese of Shimoga, began at 5:30 pm with Rosary, Procession and floral homages to Harihara Matha. Basilica Rector & Parish Priest Rev. Fr George K. A led the Novena.
At 6:30 pm Very Rev. Fr Richard Britto, Rector of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru offered Holy Eucharist. He preached his homily on the theme: “Mother Mary is an inspiration for Unity in the family”.
In his homily, he explained the unity of Joachim, Anna and Mary. How they kept up their faith amidst the difficulties they have faced. He called the faithful to respect elders in the family and take their examples as role models. He also spoke on the importance of family values. Mary is a role model for all of us through her sacrifice and commitment to the call of God till the end of her life.
Rev. Fr Venil D’Silva, Rev. Fr Alphonse Lobo and Rev. Fr Alvin Stanislaus concelebrated the Holy Eucharist.
After the Mass Rev. Fr George K A led the benediction and priests prayed over the pilgrims.
He then, on behalf of Minor Basilica felicitated Rev. Fr Richard Britto as he is in the year of his silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination.
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