Pics by : Stanly Bantwal
Sept 09, 2017: After the eight days of novena, on September 7th at 4 p.m. Fr. Franklin D’Souza and Fr. Roman Pinto led the Praise and Worship adoration. Then His Excellency Dr. K. A. William, Bishop of Mysore celebrated the Holy Eucharist together with His Excellency Dr. Francis Serrao SJ of the diocese of Shimoga. After the Holy Mass Bro. T. K. George and Fr. Franklin D’Souza led the Healing adoration for the faithful at Our Lady of Health Shrine, Harihar.
On September 8th Festal Day began with 5:30 a.m. Holy Mass was celebrated by Shrine Rector Fr. Anthony Peter at 6:30 a.m. Then Telugu mass was offered followed by Syro Malabar Holy Qurbana at 7:45 a.m. celebrated by His Excellency Dr. Lawrence Mukuzhy of Diocese of Belthangady. At 9 a.m. Fr. Rayappan Professor of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary celebrated Tamil mass. At 10:15 a.m. Fr. Simon Pinto Professor of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary celebrated Holy mass in English.
Main festal Mass at 11:30 a.m. was celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Diocese of Shimoga. In his homily he explained about the role of heavenly Mother in our lives also importance of Harihar feast. At 1:30 p.m. Fr. Franklin D’Souza celebrated Konkani Holy Mass. At 3 p.m. Bro. T. K. George and Fr. Roman Pinto led the healing adoration. At 4 p.m. Fr. Minin Almeida celebrated Holy Mass in Kannada.
At 5:30 p.m. Parish Priest Fr. Anthony Peter blessed the Chariot of Mother Mary decorated with flowers and had a colorful procession through the streets of Harihar. The procession concluded with a thanks giving mass by the Rector Rev. Fr. Antony Peter. Thanks giving ceremony and felicitation of different responsibility holders were done at the end of the Mass. Around two lakhs devotees participated in the festal celebration.