The Divine Mercy novena was inaugurated at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, Bejai, Mangaluru on 5th April 2021 at 5.30 pm. Fr Prakash Colaco, Asst editor of Sevak lead the flag hoisting ceremony. Fr Andrew Leo Dsouza, the Parish Priest of St Lawrence Church, Bondel hoisted the flag of Divine Mercy at the St Anne’s Friary Chapel premise.
Every year Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday. So till Easter Sunday three days of Novena was conducted virtually through the Capuchins Mangalore YouTube Channel. Fr Andrew Leo Dsouza, the chief celebrant of 4th day Novena and Mass, preached a heart touching Homily on forgiveness.
Fr Richard Quadras, Animator of Divine Mercy Centre Bejai, Fr Roshn Herald Dsouza, Fr Lancy, Fr John Fernandes and Fr Fredrick Rodrigues graced this occasion by their gracious presence. On this occasion Konkani Prayer cards of grace before meal an grace after meal written by Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza were inaugurated. These Prayer Cards will be available at St Ann’s Frairy Parlour as well as Divine Mercy Retreat Centre Bejai.
Divine Mercy Novena will be held till 10th of April and it will be conducted by different well-known preachers on different themes. The Divine Mercy feast will be celebrated on 11th April 2021 at 9.30 am. The Theme will be ‘Kutmanth Mogaso Santos’. Bishop Emeritus Most Rev Aloysius Paul Dsouza of Mangalore Diocese will be the chief celebrant.