Day-8 : Novena-St Anthony at Milagres

Mangaluru. 13, Feb. 2017: Rev Fr Alban D’Souza, the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Vailankani Church, Udupi Diocese was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass. The focus group of the day to pray for was ailing people. Fr Alban in his homily said that there are some healings which have no medical explanations. They take place due to divine interventions. There are number of examples in the Gospels where we see Jesus healing people whom the worldly medicines could not heal. Even today people get healed in the name of Jesus. Jesus is the divine healer. He heals our physical ailments and much more than that the diseases of our souls. For those who believe in Jesus sick people also have something to contribute to the Church. Their patient endurance and their prayers strengthen the Church, he said.

The choir group from St Lawrence Church, Bondel with their melodious singing helped the congregation to participate well in the Holy Mass. Fr Peter Gonsalves conducted the novena.