Annual Feast 2013

The annual feast of Patron Saint, John the Baptist was celebrated on 23.06.2013. The Celebration began with the solemn flag hoisting on 19.06.2013, at 6.30 pm by Fr. Stephen Pereira, editor of Namon Jesu Balok. Fr. John Pinto, OCD the Parish Priest welcomed the gathering and said, that we have experienced the powerful intercession of our patron Saint, and it is our duty to honor him and thank the Lord for this saint to us. During the novena days, Fr. Arun Lobo, OCD, preached the Word of God and prayed for the people.

The concelebrated solemn Festive Mass was held at 8.30 am on 23 main celebrant Fr. Richard Menezes, in his homily highlighted the life of St. John the Baptist and invited all to re-dedicate our lives to Christ and the Church. At the end Fr. John Pinto, OCD the parish priest thanked the parishioners for their constant support and prayers.

There was also a procession of the Statue of the Baptist, in which many faithful participated and showed respect and honor to the Saint. The procession was witnessed by thousands of people around Vijayanagar, and it ended with a Eucharistic Adoration.

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