Venue: Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City.
Pics: Alban D’Souza & Joyston D’Souza.
Kuwait 8th Sept. 2013: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), in association with Konkanni Community of Holy Family Cathedral celebrated Monthi Fest on Sunday 8thSeptember 2013 at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait city. KCWA has been celebrating this feast continuously for the last 25 years, which coincides with the 250th year of the inception on Monthi Festh. Monthi Fest derives its name from the Friary or Monastery of Capuchins ” Monte Mariano” at Farangipet in Mangalore District and was initiated by Fr. Joachim Miranda, a Goan Catholic Priest at Farangipet in 1763.
His Excellency Bishop Camilo Ballin, the Vicar General Fr. Mathews and clergy Fr. Anthony Lopez, Deacon Sylvester and visiting priest Fr. Joel D’Souza blessed the novem and dates at 4:15 pm amidst a huge gathering of people followed by procession to the Church for festival Mass in Konkani.
After the Mass, traditional Novem Jevan/Fellowship dinner had been arranged for thousands of devotees gathered on the occasion. KCWA President Mr. Anil Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Fr.Antony inhis message appreciated KCWA’s efforts in helping the needy people back home and in Kuwait and for bringing together thousands of people together for traditional family dinner on the occasion of Monthi Festh.
Crowd in excess of 3500 gathered to savor the taste of traditional Mangalorean Monthi Festh dinner. The food was prepared by M&M Confectionery, Kuwait. KCWA web & media team provided the Live updates on kcwakuwait.org and KCWA facebook page from the venue. The whole event was successfully coordinated by Mr. George Santhumayoor.
Fellowship Dinner: 6:30pm
Holy Mass Updates: 5:30pm
Blessing of Novem: 4:45 pm
His Excellency Bishop Camillo Ballin, the vicar general Fr.Mathews and clergy Fr. Anthony Lopez, Deacon Sylvester and Visiting Priest Fr.Joel D’Souza blessed the ‘Novem’ and dates at 4:15 pm amidst a huge gathering of people.
Behind the Scenes: 4pm
The KCWA management committee members and some very generous volunteers at task prepping the hall for dinner.