Mangaluru: The traditional 'Horekanike Procession' for the celebration of the annual festival of the St Lawrence Church Bondel was held on July 31. Mangaluru Mayor Bhaskar K inaugurated the procession by waving a flag.
The annual festival of the pilgrimage centre will be held on August 10.
The devotees of the Church and organisations of all faiths including Bhadanti Jumadi Bantara Daivasthana, Shridevi Friends, Hindu Jagarana Vedike, Hindu Dharmika Seva Samiti, Rajashri Sounds, AMhalasa Temple, Venkatramana Temple, Sangati Vamanjoor, Rajuguliga Daivasthana, Koragajja Seva Samiti, Gandhakad Friends, Jumma Masjid Bondel, Derebail Church and others donated offerings for the festivities.
Parish Priest Fr Andrew D'Souza, Asst Parish Priests Fr Leo Veigas, Fr Clifford Pinto, vice-president of parish pastoral council Henbert Pinto, secretary Francis Veigas, convener Rudolf Pinto, Wilfred Alvares, Lancy D'Cunha, Stany Alvares and media consultant E Fernandes were present on the occasion.
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