- By S.Surenthiran
The annual festival of St.Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony on June 3. Parish priest Rev.Fr. Jude Fernando conducted the Mass. Devotees from several parts of the country, Catholics as well as those from other faiths, attended the event.
Novenas and special prayers will be held until the vespers service on June 12. On June 13, the feast day mass will be held every hour from 4am to 7am. The main services will be held at 8am (Tamil), 10am (Sinhala) noon (English). The procession of the statue of Saint Anthony will be at 5.30pm while the final blessing will be at night.