British Konkani Community celebrates Monthi Festh in London on 10 September 2017
By: Various Contributors | Pics: Tom, Sylvester, Melvin and Santosh
11 September, 2017: Mangalorean Catholics from various organisations united under one banner, the British Konkani Community – UK to celebrate Monthi Festh in London on 10 September 2017 at Richard and Christine Lobo’s residence with devotion, grandeur and fervour.

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The celebration commenced with a procession to offer flowers. Children attended in droves to offer flowers and prayers to mother Mary. New corn was also blessed by Fr. Deepak.

This was followed by the Holy Eucharist in Konkani celebrated by Fr. Agnelo and Fr. Deepak. Choir for the mass was given by London Prayer Group. In his homily, Fr. Agnelo stressed the importance of venerating mother Mary and the role she played in Jesus’ life. He also emphasised that we must respect and revere our mothers as they are the most important person in one’s life.

After the mass, newly blessed corn mixed in milk was distributed to the gathered congregation.
Breakfast, in the form of starter snacks, was provided to the attendees.

This was followed by entertainment provided by members of MUKA Nottingham, KKL London, Prayer Group London and UK Konkans. There were songs, skits and dances from members of the various organisations.

High achievers in academics in the past year were honoured by Mr and Mrs Lobo.
Prizes were distributed for winners, alter servers and children who offered flowers to mother Mary.

This was followed by lunch and thanks giving by Mr and Mrs Lobo.

Next year, Monthi Festh will be celebrated on 9 September, venue will be announced in due course.
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