The nine days of Novena in preparation for the Nativity feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Fest) began on Tuesday, 30th August 2022 at Our Lady of Dolours, Bela. The holy Eucharistic mass was celebrated at 7:00 am by Fr. Stany Pereira and Fr. Anil Avild Lobo concelebrated the mass. It was followed by Novena and Offering of Flowers. All the children gathered in front of 'grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes ' to offer flowers to Mother Mary. Sweets were distributed by donors to the children and parishioners .