Kuwait: Belman Parishioners (BELWAK) celebrates Monti Fest


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Kuwait, 25 September 2011: The feast of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally celebrated as Monthi Festh (Feast) and a feast of family by Mangalorean Catholics around the world with religious fervour and gaiety.

 

The members of Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) along with family, friends and the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Church, Belman met at the premises of Royal Plaza Catering Services to celebrate Monthi Festh, the birthday of Mother Mary.
The celebration of the day commenced with an introductory speech by Clifford D’Souza who highlighted the importance of this harvest festival in accordance with the feast of Nativity of Mother Mary. This was followed with a thanksgiving prayer and a recitation of Rosary led by Juliet D’Souza and a hymn "Sakkad Sangatha Melyan ani Morriyek Hogalsiyan" was sung in unison by one and all. Floral offering and Blessed Novem in Milk was served to the gathering.

 

BELWAK President Jerome D’Souza welcomed the gathering and Miss Joyce D’Souza gave the festive message. In her message she said the Nativity of our mother is dedicated to unite the family. She implored mother Mary to unite all the members of the family during their difficult times in-order to overcome their problems and tide over the situations.

 

 

In the midst of the celebration, Rita Rodrigues conducted various spot prizes and entertained the gathering. Towards the close, Housie Housie was conducted by Clifford DSouza.

 

Vice-President Anil Nazareth gave the vote of thanks and expressed his gratitude to the committee members and all those who contributed towards the staging of this celebration.

 

Consultant Francis Menezes gave a traditional call to one and all for Lunch by offering Water “Jevnak Udak”. The pinnacle of this celebration was the appetizing Vegetarian Meal of Mangalorean Cuisine with "Pothrade" and "Sweet Vorn", served on banana leaves and arranged by Harold D’Souza of Royal Plaza Catering Services. The dining of the harvest meal in unison as one family was indeed the essence of this celebration.

 

The entire proceedings of the feast day celebration was compered impressively by Clifford D’Souza.

 

Monti Fest Celebrations Around the World

 

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