The annual Konkani mass celebrating the Birthday of Our Lady was held yesterday at Don Bosco Church, Nashik, at 7.00 p.m. Fr John Misquitta presided and preached in chaste Konkani, though now and then he would slip into Marathi. Fr Elias Diaz also happened to be there, and the third priest was myself. About 175 people were expected, but more than 200 turned up, from all the parishes of Nashik. Some 8 brothers from Divyadaan held up the singing, with hymns drawn from both Goa and Mangalore.
The mass was followed by dinner for all.
Congratulations to Henry Menezes, who is certainly the moving force behind this mass.