Annual feast of St. Lawrence at the shrine, Attur-Karkala

The annual feast of St. Lawrence at the shrine at Attur-Karkala is a centre of devotion to pilgrims belonging to different communities and religions.

During the feast, one can witness the devotion of the devotees of St. Lawrence attending the holy masses, queuing up and praying in front of the statue of miracles, burning candles of different shapes and sizes, having the water from the pond of miracles.This pond is in the premises of the church and is known by the name Pushkarini. It is said that the pond is always full of water. The water is believed to have tremendous healing effect and is said to have produced many miraculous healings.This feast usually takes place in the month of January for three days every year.

The holy masses are being offered in many languages which aim to enhance the faith of innumerable devotees arriving from all over the south India. The special feature of the festival is the popular belief in lighting candles for the featured three days. It is believed that if a person visits the church during the annual festival and lights a candle making a wish, the wish comes true. People from all walks of life and all religions flock to the church during the annual festival. Even on other days devotees light candles praying for the fulfillment of their wishes. Candles ranging from 1 foot-7 feet are made available for lighting. 

The annual festival of St. Lawrence Church, Attur will be held from January 28, 2014 to January 30, 2014.

Theme: "Christian Family- Cradle of Faith".

27, Monday: Morning: 10 am-Special Prayers and Mass for Children by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Frank (Carmelite)
Evening: 03.30 Special Prayers and Mass for Sick. Chief Celebrant: Alban D’Souza, Parish Priest of Kalmady
06.00 Holy Mass
28, Tuesday: Morning: Masses at: 07.30, 10.30 and 12.00
Afternoon: Masses at: 01.30 (Kannada), 03.00 and 04.30
Evening:06.00 (Kannada) by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi
Night: Masses at: 08.00 and 10.00
11.30 Adoration of the Holy Sacrament-Rev. Fr. Roman Pinto (Shivmoga)
01.00 Mass after Adoration
29, Wednesday: Morning: Masses at 05.30 (Kannada), 07.00, 08.30 Mass in Malayalam by Most Rev. Dr. Lawrence Mukkhuzzi, Bishop of Belthangady
10.30 Solemn Feast Mass-Chief Celebrant: Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius P. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore
Afternoon: Masses at 12.30, 02.00 and 03.30
Evening : Mass at 05.00 (English)
Night : Masses at 07.00, 08.30 (Kannada), 10.00 and 11.30
30, Thursday: Feast of Our Lady of Guide (Giad Mai)
Morning: Masses at 06.30, 08.00
10.00 Feast Mass by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi.

 

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