Christmas is the day when the whole world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. St. Philomena’s Church in the city is abuzz with Christmas celebrations with the Midnight Mass held between 11 and 12 and the three Sacrificial Prayers (Bali Puje).
Bishop of Mysuru Most Rev. Dr. K.A. William at 12 midnight took the idol of Infant Jesus in a procession before placing it in the beautifully decorated Christmas manger like the one created in Bethlehem. He then praised Infant Jesus in his Mass prayer. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. N.T. Joseph, along with Fr. Sebastian Gilbert, Fr. John Paul, and Fr. Freddie led the Mass.
Mass Prayers and Service were held in many other Churches spread across the city.