Record number of faithful participates Annual Eucharistic procession of Udupi Diocese after installation of new diocese


Udupi : Around five thousand faithful of Udupi Diocese gathered for the Annual Eucharistic  Celebrations at Milagres Cathedral and Eucharistic adoration of the Holy Sacrament at Mount Rosary Church Kallianpur near here on Sunday, 26th November, 2017 which one of the largest gathering after inaugural programme of New Diocese of Udupi.

Prior to the Holy Eucharistic celebration, litany of Divine Mercy conducted by St. Anthony’s Church, Sasthan followed by Eucharistic Holy Mass concelebrated by Bishop of Udupi diocese Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo with more than 50 diocesan priests.

In his brief homily, Bishop said that the King of David administered the Kingdom with smartness and once the angel came to him in dream and said that the son of God become the King and all nations to become one, the kingdom of God to be come and He is the Son of God Jesus Christ. The Pilate asked once to Jesus, is it You are King ? Then Jesus said to Pilate that my kingdom will come not in the world, but in the heaven. He is the one who take birth in hut, everywhere he made the goodness for the people and at last with three nails and for us, he will die on the wooden cross. And so Jesus becomes the King of the people in heaven.

The Kingdom of Jesus not temporary, it is forever. He never came for destruction. He came to the world for goodness of the people. He came for the poor and always in the hearts of the people. Let love, truth, happiness, forgiveness and humanity come with us in the Kingdom.

After the mass, the procession led by Bishop culminated at Mount Rosary Church where Adoration of Holy Sacrament was held.

Rev Fr. Rocky D’Souza Parish Priest of St Francis Church Udyavar delivered the message on the Holy Bible and Eucharist and he gave the importance of the both.

At the end Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo gave gratitude to all concerned on behalf of the Milagres Cathedral, Mount Rosary Church and other deanery priests.

The parish priests and individual representatives who have done the highest collection from the parish for the diocese were honoured by the Bishop with trophy. Meanwhile individual collection from the parishes also honoured by the Bishop.

Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo gave gratitude to all concerned for the grand arrangements by the Milagres Cathedral as well as Mount Rosary Church along with other parishes of the deanery. Rev Dr. Prakash Anil Castelino, Rev Fr. Herald Periera, Leslie Aroza and Veronica Cornelio compared the occasion.

The following churches collected the highest amount on Mission Sunday :

1st place   - Moodubelle parish,

2nd place  -  Udupi parish,

3rd place  -  Attur parish

4th place  -  Kanajar parish

5th place   -  Nekre parish

Individual Collection :

1st place  - Kuntalnagar,

2nd place - Moodubelle

 


News published on: 27-11-2017