Mangaluru: The Christmas Eve mass all over the city was celebrated with great fervor and devotion at all churches in and around Mangaluru on Saturday, December 24. The birth of Jesus Christ was observed by all Christians in the city as they gathered at their respective parishes to attend the special Christmas Eve Mass.
As a festival of joy, lights and cheer, Carols were sung with decorations of lights and Christmas trees all over the city. Little cribs were also made in several houses in the city including a huge one in Bishop’s House. Dr. Rev. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese gave the Christmas Eve sermon at Rosario Church.
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“Jesus led a simple life right from his birth. The greatest respect that we can give Jesus is by being humble and simple in our lifetime. Humility is the right path to God and Christmas is a festival that brings out the humility of every person. Let us all pass on the message of Jesus to our family, neighbours and friends and give the right meaning to Christmas festivities”, Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza said to gathering while delivering his Christmas message to the people.
Christmas Eve was celebrated in all churches across town and included people from all communities. Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khadar inaugurated Christmas celebrations at St. Sebastian Church in Permannur. Several restaurants and shops have been decorated with lights and Christmas trees or cribs in some places to bring a festive look to the city.
We at News Karnataka, wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.