Mangaluru: St Francis Xavier Church, Bejai celebrated its annual feast on 2 Dec with the Eucharistic celebration. Fr Kenneth Crasta, Assistant Director of SJEC was the main celebrant.The main procession of the feast was led by Vice President Ashok Pinto and Secretary Avitha Pinto. The theme of the celebration was “Unto the footsteps of crucified Christ let’s live life happily and responsibly“.
Fr Kenneth preached the homily and said to follow the life of St Francis Xavier to imitate Jesus Christ. then we can be responsible for the happiness of our fellow brethren.
Parish priest Fr J. B. Saldanha thanked everyone for the support rendered towards the celebration.
After the mass, a cheque of Rs. 7.21 lakhs, the amount collected from the Parishioners for the renovation of the church handed over to Rev Fr Fredrick Pais, the Parish Priest of St Lawrence Church, Mallandur P.O., Chikkamagaluru Dist. by Fr. Robert Dsouza. Asst Parish Priest Fr Suraj Lobo, LCS principal Fr Robert Dsouza, Diocesan Bible Commission secretary Fr Vincent Sequeira, Fr Leston Lobo, 21 commission convenor Godwin Pinto were present.
Twenty-three priests from various parishes joined in celebrating the festive mass.
People joined in large numbers in the celebration. Wishing each other in exchanging festive greetings. Snacks and juice were distributed to all the Parishioners after the mass.