Panaji ::: November 26, 2018 …The Parishioners of Panaji are gearing up the preparations for the Novena and Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception under the supervision of the Parish Priest and Parish Pastoral Council. The Feast is annually held on December 8.
The Hoisting and Blessing of the Flag (Fama) will take place on November 28, 2018 at 5.45 p.m. followed by Mass. The Nine day preparations will begin on November 29, 2018 with Rosary at 5.45 p.m. followed by Mass, Sermon and Salve at 6 p.m.
The main theme of the Novena will be “Life of Mary is the true model of the life of the Church”. The Carmelite Fathers will preach the Morning Mass at 8.00 a.m. in English and the evening Mass in Konkani at 6.00 p.m. On the Feast day i.e. on December 8, the Masses will be held at 5.30 a.m. (inside the Church), 6.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., and 8.30 a.m. (outside the Church); at 10.00 a.m (Feast Mass), 12.30 p.m. (inside the Church) and last mass at 5.30 p.m (outside Church).
During Novena, post the liturgical service, there will be several stalls, games and music for the people.