CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF INFANT JESUS AT CHIKMAGALUR

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The Annual Feast of Infant Jesus was celebrated at Bala Yesu Nivas in Chikmagalur on the 14th January, 2010 with great devotion. The Eucharistic celebration began at 6 p.m. was officiated by Rt. Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Swamy, the bishop of Chikmagalur Diocese. More than a dozen priests concelebrated with the bishop. The bishop in his homily stressed the devotion to the Infant Jesus and thanked the Capuchins for organizing annually this type of celebration with much devotion and creating a chance to all the faithful to participate and obtain the blessings of Infant Jesus. The melodies choir led by Mr. Francis gave an opportunity to pray with more devotion. Fr. Baptist Gonsalves, OFM Cap. the vicar of Bala Yesus Nivas welcomed the gathering and explained the history of the celebration of the feast of Infant Jesus all over the world. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap., the superior of Bala Yesus Nivas thanked everyone for their whole hearted co-operation rendered to celebrate this feast with pomp and gaiety. Nearly 3,000 devotees irrespective of caste and creed took active participation in this annual celebration. All were served with a piece of cake sponsored by a devotee of Infant Jesus. The programme ended at 8.30 p.m.