A 438-year-old church in Kurla in Mumbai celebrated its parish feast on the first Sunday of May in a traditional way. The Holy Cross Church in Kurla village hosted a procession and cultural programme by adopting traditional styles of celebration. Since five years, the local communities around the church have revived its culture by organizing an annual feast, according to parishioners. The feast is arranged on the first Sunday of May every year.
As reported by DNA, Brian Nunes, one of the parishioners highlighted that “It is a Roman Catholic church which is around 438 years old. The parishioners include Catholics from various communities including East India and Tamil Nadu. Over 200 women from the nearby village come together for the preparation of traditional dishes. Many years ago, the East Indian community members had donated the land property to the church. There is one holy cross in the church which was found in the Asalpha area and since then, it is kept in this church. The annual feast is the initiative to bring all the communities and parishioners together in an attempt to unite the communities.”
The cultural event in the evening saw traditional dances by the community members, appreciation of the members who have done good work for the community and the award ceremony.