Christianity is a monotheistic religion and forbids prayers to mountains. It is inappropriate to say â€œWe pray to you Mount Infantâ€ or â€œWe thank you Mount Infantâ€.
During mass the prayers are to God the Father through Christ and Holy Spirit. During novenas of saints or while reciting their litanies, the saints are asked to pray for us. During novenas of Infant Jesus it may be said â€œWe pray to you Infant Jesusâ€ or â€œWe thank you Infant Jesusâ€.
Infant Jesus Church, Evershine City, Vasai (East), has its parish feast on the second Sunday of February and uses the prayer with words â€œWe pray to you Mount Infantâ€ or â€œWe thank you Mount Infantâ€. I understand the prayer was said in a church in Goa. I do not know whether the book having the prayer got the Imprimatur, permission of the bishop to publish the book, in case of Goa from the Archbishop of Goa and Patriarch of East Indies, and if so how. In Vasai the prayer book was first used when Msgr. Francis Correa was the parish priest and continues after his transfer. Fr. Raymond Pereira succeeded him.
Infant Jesus Church functions from temporary structure. Construction of church building was to begin at the end of 2008. It was time of depression. Construction would have cost less. Parish Council by majority had approved a plan. One Sunday at the end of mass after reading the announcements Bernard Daniels spoke. He said it was he who had objected to the plan. Our parish is growing and we need a bigger church.
That was the last time Bernard Daniels read the announcements. Next Sunday in the announcements it was read that those who were asked to read should read what was given. No one was to go beyond what was given to read and be a law unto himself.
The matter went to His Lordship Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Vasai. He appointed a committee. When the committee gave the report about the structure of the church he had become Bishop of Poona and Apostolic Administrator of Vasai. He said â€œNo peace, no churchâ€. Archbishop Felix Machado became Bishop of Vasai. No progress on church work.