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Udupi: Thousands of faithful partake in annual Eucharist procession


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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Nov 26: The annual Eucharistic procession of the diocese of Udupi was celebrated with much fervour on Sunday, November 26 at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur here.

Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop Udupi diocese presided over the Eucharistic celebration. Priests from across the diocese were the concelebrants.

In his homily, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo said, "Today the Catholic church celebrates the feast of Christ the King. Jesus as a king did not have a throne, nor soldiers or any riches. He was a king because he was born in a cow shed and was crucified, he lived his life for the poor and needy by giving his love, peace and sacrifice.

"When Jesus was bought in front of Pontius Pilate he asked 'Are you a King?’ and Jesus replied, 'My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would fight to prevent me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But now my kingdom is not from here'. Truly, Jesus was born in a cow shed and lived a simple life as a carpenter. He lived life as a servant and served the people and finally he shed his blood for us. By this he become the king and our saviour," the bishop said.

"Jesus' kingship was not the worldly riches but it was the crucifix in which he died for us. His kingship was not for a certain time but was everlasting. Swords were not his tools, instead his tools were truth and justice. He didn’t come to rule us but he came to give us new lease of life. He is the king of the world and lives in our heart. We are blessed to have Christ as our king. Love, truth, happiness, justice, peace and forgiveness are the attributes of his kingdom, Let us live according to the attributes of Christ our King," he said.

After the Eucharistic celebration a spirited procession of holy sacrament was held from Milagres Cathedral to Mount Rosary Church, Santhekatte - Kallianpur. A captivating tableau was the highlight of the procession in which along with bishop and priests many devotees took part.

Fr Roque D’Souza, parish priest of Udyavar conducted the adoration. In his homiliy, he said, "Pope Francis is the best example to live a holistic life. He through his deeds calls us to lead a good life. Lives of saints also help us to lead a good life.

Dr Gerlad Issac Lobo addressing the faithfull said, "We the people of Udupi along with the priests of the diocese thank the Almighty Lord for all His blessings upon us. Today’s event was organized with much devotion." He also thanked the parishioners of Milagres Cathedral and Mount Rosary Church for successfully organizing the procession.

Fr Stany B Lobo, rector of Milagres Cathedral, Fr Valerian Mendonca, chancellor, Fr Leslie, parish priest of Mount Rosary, Fr Lawrence D'Souza, CESU secretary and priests of Udupi diocese were present during the event. Donors and sponsors of the event were felicitated.

Fr Henry, Veronica Cornelio and Leslie Aroza compered the event.

The choir team from Milagres and Kallianpur deanery added colour to the entire event. As many as 4,000 faithful took part in the event.

The top five recipients of highest collection on Mission Sunday:

On the basis of total collection:

1. St Lawrence Church, Moodubelle
2. Mother of Sorrowas Church, Udupi
3. St Lawrence Basilica, Attur
4. Lourdes Church, Kanajar
5. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Nakre.

On the basis of collection per head:

1. Kuntalnagar
2. Nakre
3. Udupi
4. Kanajar
5. Moodubelle.

 

Comment on this article

  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    GOOD COVERAGE FROM DAIJIWORLD

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  • devotee, mangalore

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    It is seen that, past few years, both mangalore and udupi are awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the mission sunday collection. its good to see the devotees contributing to it. but this should not be a competition sort of. moreover, if the both the dioceses are interested in publishing the collection of mission sunday, then let both the dioceses, in fact all dioceses publish the other sunday collections that are sent to the bishops house in their official diocesan magazines. ex: peters pence collection , collection to same diocese, collection to priests medical etc.
    this would lead to more transparency in the accounts and more over the wicked doubts in the lay mans mind will be cleared.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Let us not wash our dirty linen before ...

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  • devotee, mangalore

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    why should we hinder from facts? what is the harm in disclosing? more over its only disclosing of collection and not assets or FDs

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Devotee, those who doubt, they will doubt even if the collection is declared. It is the faith which saves and the doubt is evil. If you have faith you can move mountain. May Christ the King reign in our hearts and expel the evil doubt from us. Praise the Lord Alleluia.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    O Come All Ye Faithful ...

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Thanks to DW, informative coverage of Annual Eucharist Procession. Nice photographs.

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  • Well wisher, Dubai,Pangla

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Very True Daijiworld gives exclusive coverage .
    Daijiworld has given best coverage of LIVE and News n they are appreciated @ Pangla our chruch.

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