Mangalore: Thousands participate in annual Eucharistic procession


Mangalore: Thousands participate in annual Eucharistic procession

Pics: Stanley Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (MD)

Mangalore, Jan 6: Thousands of faithful gathered here on Sunday January 5 to participate in the annual Eucharistic procession of Mangalore diocese which was held from Milagres Church to Rosario Cathedral.

Prior to the procession, Mass was offered by Bishop of Mangalore Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza at Milagres Church. The procession led by the bishop culminated at Rosario Cathedral where adoration was held.

Fr Vijay Machado, director designate of Mangala Jyothi said that people have to confess whenever they feel that they have committed a sin.

"Confession gives you a chance to cleanse your soul and yourself, and feel relief. Confession changes your life, it teaches you to forgive others as well as to forgive yourself. God is our saviour, he is everything to all of us. He forgets and forgives our sins. No one should wait for the priest to announce that there will be confession. You must prepare yourself for confession whenever you feel the need," he said.

"We should share things with others, we should not quarrel with our neighbours," he added.

Fr Sunil George D'Souza announced the names of parishes which made the highest collections for Mangalore diocese. They were honoured with mementoes.

The programme was compered by Fr Boniface Pinto.

Thousands of people including priests, nuns and the laity took part in the procession.

The entire programme was managed by Fr Ajith Rodrigues, assistant parish priest of Rosario.

Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu, vicar general, Fr Henry Sequeira, chancellor, Fr Valerian D'Souza, Milagres parish priest, Fr J B Crasta, parish priest of Rosario Cathedral, MLA, J R Lobo were present.

  

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 6 2014

    Good to know the active participation of priests and public for the Eucharistic procession in M'lore.This will surely helps to keep our faith active and alive.Thanq.

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  • alwin, bejai

    Mon, Jan 6 2014

    Fr. Victor Machado explained a real story of Odisha.Very nice. Our Pope follows Christ and his principles and conception of Church are closer to our messiah. Will the entire clergy of mangalore diocese make the beginng of What Mr. machado explained to the audience and priest,nuns etc. so that we can become follower of christ instead follower of christianity. The motto of mangalore Diocese 2014 will not serve any purpose unless clergy/nuns set model in life.

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  • reality, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 6 2014

    dear friends, this is just a word for all of us to think, just as how the diocese announces how much is collected for the mission sunday in the whole of the diocese and then announces it through rakno, similarly all other collections made in the church and then sent to the bishops house also should be d in the rakno for the infomation of the people of the diocese, ex : peters pence, collection for priest health fund, collection for old priests, ex

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  • balanna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jan 6 2014

    Very nice. Christians are well known for their discipline and their programs are well organised

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  • ambrose D'Souza S.J., Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 6 2014

    Many of ours must take part in such an event and show our Love for our God and Jesus. This is one model of New Evangelization of the world. By being present for this type pf event we preach Christ. Therefore, it amounts to "Sentire cum Eclesia" JAI CHRISTA, JAI TUKA JAI JAI!!!!!!!

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, BADYAR, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jan 5 2014

    Beautiful and witnessing Eucharistic procession held at Mangalore (from Milagres Church to Rosario Cathedral). Congratulations to our Bishop, Vicar General, Chancellor, Parish priests and assistant priests of Milagres and Cathdral Churches along with Fr Ajith Rodrigues-OCD and Fr Boniface Pinto of Mangal Jyothi. Thanks to Fr Vijay Machado for your inspring and heart touching sermon on Confession and love of neighbor. A big thanks to all our MLA-J.R. Lobo and all lay leaders of Mangalore. May, grace and blessings shower upon the on our land. Congratulations to the organizers.

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