St. Lawrence Basilica-Attur to Observe Annual Feast With Simplicity Due to Covid 19 Pandemi


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Karkala/Attur, 15 Jan 2021: Due to the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic and the government restrictions associated with mass gatherings, it has been decided to observe the annual feast of St. Lawrence Basilica, Attur-Karkala in a simple manner.

 

The novena service in preparation for the annual feast will commence from Sunday, 17 January 2021. The novena service and prayers will be conducted soon after the end of the 8 am mass. Devotees have been requested to submit their intentions, ‘firgent’ and muddhom quite in advance to the office of the basilica.

 

It has been notified that only 200 devotees would be allowed to enter the basilica for mass as well as novena services at a time by maintaining proper social distance.

 

Wearing the mask by all those who would be present in the premises of the basilica as well as attending the masses has been made compulsory as per the government directives.

 

Priests will not be laying their hands on the heads of the devotees and pray after the end of  the holy masses. The relic of St. Lawrence will not displayed for the devotees in the premises of the basilica. Instead, there will be prayers for the sick at the end of each mass and blessing by the relic of St. Lawrence.

 

There will be no stalls in the premises of the basilica except those of candles and religious articles. Request for special masses will be accepted at designated counters.

 

According to the information from the basilica administration the premises of the basilica will be closed for all visitors after the last mass of the day from 6.30 pm to 7 am during the novena and feast day.

 

 

Schedule of the Masses during Novena and Feast Days:

18 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

19 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

20 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

21 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

22 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

23 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

24 January: 8 am (Konkani). 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3pm (Konkani), 5 pm(Konkani)

The 10 am holy mass will be offered by the Bishop of Shivmogga, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao.

25 January: 8 am (Konkani), 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3 pm(Kannada), 5 pm(Konkani)

The 10 am holy mass will be concelebrated by  the former Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza

26 January: 8am (Konkani), 10 am (Kannada), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3 pm (Konkani), 5pm (Konkani)

The 10 am holy mass will be concelebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Lawrence Mukkhuzzi, Bishop of Belthangady.

27 January: 8am (Konkani), 10 am (Kannada), 12 Noon (Konkani), 3 pm (Kannada), 5pm (Konkani)

The 10 am holy mass will be concelebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese.

28 January: 8am (Konkani), 10 am (Konkani), 12 Noon (Kannada), 3 pm (Kannada), 5pm (Konkani)

The 10 am holy mass will be concelebrated by Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese.

 

 

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