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Bikkarnakatte Feast of Infant Jesus Solemnised
Amid these untypical circumstances, the Annual Feast of Infant Jesus, Bikkarnakatte, which has a history of forty years, was celebrated on a low-key. The feast was solemnized today, with 'masses and spiritual ministry in the shrine campus. This is for the first time that the Feast of Infant Jesus has been constricted to a single day. Many faithful flocked to the shrine to secure divine blessings. Nine masses were held throughout the day. The solemn mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, OCD and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr Charles Serrao, the Superior of St Joseph's Monastery and Rev. Fr. Rovel D'Souza, the Shrine Director and Deep Fernandes. Many other priests were also present. The preachers spoke to the congregation on the themes of maintaining unity, promoting fraternity and exhorted them to embrace with genuineness the concept of Christian love; they also prayed specifically for the sick and all those affected by the virus.

Inauguration of The Annual feast of infant Jesus, Bikkarnakatte, Mangalore
The Annual feast of infant Jesus, Bikkarnakatte, was inaugurated on 4th January at 5.00pm with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the hoisting of the flag in the shrine premises. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, Superior of the monastery, conducted the prayer service. Mr. Roy Castelino, the PRO of the Mangalore Diocese hoisted the flag along with Fr Charles and Fr Rovel, the Shrine Director, thus commencing the festal celebrations. Corporators Sri Keshawa, Sri. Naveen, Sri. A. C. Vinaya Raj as well as Mr. Lawrence D'Souza, in-charge of District Congress Labour Cell and Social Worker Sri. Nagaraj K. Bikkarnakatte were present on the occassion. The feast includes 9 days of novena from 5th to 13th January. The feast shall be solemnised on 14th, 15th and 16th.

Traffic Wardens : Auto Drivers Welfare Association
11 members of Infant Jesus Auto Drivers Welfare Association, inducted as traffic wardens by Mr. Nataraj ACP Traffic, Dakshina Kannada. They will render free service to ease the traffic at busy hours. They render free service to the society. Infant Jesus shrine is proud of their services. Thanks to Mr. Nataraj ACP and IJADWA


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The Carmelites in Karnataka: The Teresian Carmelites had established themselves in Goa and in Kerala in the seventeenth century. And since the region formerly known as the Carnatic, lies between Goa in the north and Kerala in the South, the Carmelites had inevitably to pass through Karnataka when proceeding by land from Goa to Kerala. And it is not surprising to find them residing at least on a temporary basis, in places like Bijapur, which form part of today's Karnataka. In his ‘Viaggio alle Indie Orientali’ Fr. Vincent Mary of St Catherine, has left us interesting descriptions of the beliefs, customs, feasts of the Canara of his time, and even of the scenic beauties and the cultivation and other aspects of life. But he found the Christians greatly neglected. And, on his reporting the need of the Canara Christians to the Holy See, Mangalore secured its first Vicar Apostolic in 1677. 8 read more


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Infant Jesus has been honored with a magnificent shrine at Carmel Hill, Mangalore. The architectural structure and design of the newly inaugurated shrine is unique in many ways. Carefully planned, it has a rich symbolic meaning and significance derived principally from Biblical themes, of both the old and the new testaments. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. Here below we give in brief its main features. 8 read more

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Retreat preached on the theme “The Kingdom of God is at hand” at Abu Dhabi, from 26 November to 2 December, 2009.
Day 1: The Kingdom of God
Day 2: The Beatitudes
Day 3: The Seven Sacraments
Day 4: the Ten Commandments
Day 5: Holy Mother, the Church and Mother mary
Day 6A: Family
Day 6B: Love
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Retreat preached at Ruwi – Muscat (Oman) from 20 to 24 January 2008

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Homilies preached on various occasions from 2007-2009 at St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Road, Mumbai (now the largest parish in the Archdiocese of Bombay) when he was Parish Priest.
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