Karkala, Jan 27, 2016 : All roads are leading to the St Lawrence Shrine at Attur which is celebrating its annual feast beginning from January 24, Sunday. On January 26, Tuesday there was a Holy Eucharistic Mass in English. A large number of priests from Udupi Diocese and other dioceses participated in the mass which was celebrated by Dr Eugene Joseph, Bishop of Diocese of Varanasi.
Bishop Dr Eugene Joseph in his homily called upon the Faithful to follow the messages of Jesus Christ. When there is God’s mercy on human beings, their lives will be transformed, he added.
Describing the Church as the House of God, he said that Jesus through his life and his works has proved to the world that he lived according to the words of the Almighty. God’s mercy will also help us overcome the problems and struggles of life.
Ballari Bishop Dr Henry D’Souza presided over the celebrations. Prayers and blessings were also offered to the sick. Choir teams from different churches have arrived to be part of the celebrations.
Devotees who are visiting the shrine in large numbers are seen touching the feet of the saint lighting candles and visiting the miracle pond. People are also swarming the stalls which sell a variety of things including the popular sugar confectionary called Thambde Gulley.
The church management has made elaborate arrangements for the convenience of the visiting devotees.