Udupi Diocesan "The Year of Faith" concludes with Solemn mass & Eucharistic Procession
Udupi : The Diocese of Udupi, in a befitting finale the “Year of Faith” which was inaugurated on 11th October, 2012 by then Pope Benedict XVI, concluded on Sunday during the feast of Our Lord Jesus the King of the Universe at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur near here by celebrating solemn high Eucharistic mass which concelebrated by Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi diocese with diocesan priests, nuns and thousands of devotees and Eucharistic procession from Milagres Cathedral to Mount Rosary Church on Sunday, 24th November, 2013.
Prior to the mass diocesan priests along with Bishop came in procession from Milagres Tri-centenary hall into the Milagres Cathedral at 3.30pm which over packed around three thousands devotees of the diocese in the church as well as in the church campus.
In his homily Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo said that Faith is the free gift of God and so faith in God is only way ahead for peaceful living in this modern world. When we pray God in faith he never fails. He will surely shower his blessings on us. Those believing in God we can nearer to him. Bishop made appeal to the faithful devotees to nurture strong faith in Jesus in day today life. While celebrating the Eucharist the faithful express their faith in Jesus Christ.
Further Bishop said that the day chosen conclude the year of faith is quite significant as it happens to be the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King of the Universe. The large & beautiful choir led by Rev Fr. Mahesh D’souza surely enriched the beautiful liturgy during the Eucharistic celebrations.
After the Eucharistic mass, systematically the Holy Eucharist was placed in the Holy Sacrament, the grand huge Eucharistic procession began with golden Cross which provided by Rosary Church Kundapur leading the way with the brass band of Parampally, moving towards Mount Rosary Church by the way both sides of the road decorated with colored papers and coconut palm leaves buntings. From Milagres Cathedral to Mount Rosary sound systems at regular intervals hymns were relayed in order to help the devotees to join singing of the hymns on the way. The Holy Sacrament was carried by Bishop in a boat shaped float artistically beautifullu designed by parishioners’ of Kemmannu.
The Eucharist procession ended at Mount Rosary church with the blessings of Holy sacrament by the Bishop. Prior to blessings, very Rev Fr. Anil D’Souza Dean of Kundapur Deanery gave beautiful sermon in regard to Faith in God. He pointed out the importance of faith in God and traced the origin and growth of faith in God since the faith of Abraham who know the father of faith. He gave powerful sermon the need to increase our faith in God and the importance with growth of faith in our society.
Rector of the Cathedral Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo thanked those who successfully helped and guided to celebrate this occasion with grand. Bishop dedicated the entire diocese to Christ the King and prayed for the clergy and faithful. Bishop also expressed his gratitude to all concerned in organizing the occasion with utmost successful. The grand occasion which was concluded with the message that diocesan faithful united with Jesus Christ and Mother Mary.
News published on: 2013-11-25