Mangaluru, 8, Feb, 2017: Third day of novena was dedicated for the workers in general and boat owners in particular. Fr Jochim Fernandes, the Parish Priest of St Anne Church, Kelarai was the main celebrant. In his homily he pointed out the dignity of labour. ‘When we do our duty faithfully and with dedication we participate in the creation of work of God. We should feel happy and proud to do the work that is assigned to us. As employers we should treat our sub-ordinates with dignity. As employees we must be honest in our work’, he said.
He also made mention of Saint Anthony’s intercessory role in rescuing the seafarers when they are caught in the storm. He appreciated the work done by the boat owners in providing job and livelihood to many people. Saint Anthony is dear to the boat owners, he said.