Udupi, Nov 23, 2015: Official reports say the ’Annual Eucharistic procession’ of the diocese of Udupi was held at the Mother of Sorrows Church, on November 22. The Eucharistic Mass was offered by the Bishop of Udupi, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo at the Church ground along with other diocesan priests at 4:00 pm.
At least 1,500 faithful took part in the holy Eucharistic procession to celebrate the feast of Christ the King with the theme ‘Nourished by the holy Eucharist, let’s be witness to our Christ the King’. November 22 marks the Feast of Christ the Universal King and is celebrated in Catholic churches all over the world. It is customary to have this Eucharistic procession in the churches. During this event, blessings of the Lord are sought for peace, harmony and prosperity for all in the world.
Udupi Bishop Dr Gerald said, “We have gathered here to spread the message of love and brotherhood through this procession. Lord Jesus was the only King who came to serve and not to be served. He was the light of the universe. Hence as we carry the candles through this procession, we symbolically show that we are the light of God. May this procession send a message of brotherhood in our city as well as the whole nation."
Fr Lawrence D’Souza, secretary, Catholic Board of Education, diocese of Udupi, conducted the "Aradhana" adoration. In his homily, Fr Anil Prakash Castelino, Assistant Parish Priest of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva said that the Eucharist has great power and strength that nourishes the church in general and the individual faithful in particular.
The three recipients of highest collections on Mission Sunday - Moodubelle, Udupi and Attur Church, Karkala, and top three recipients of highest individual collection - Nakre, Kuntalnagar and Udupi, were honoured. Bishop Dr Isaac thanked all the priests, religious and the laity present.
Fr Denis D’Sa and Vincent Alva were the guides for the occassion. Chancellor Fr Valerian Mendonca, Udupi Church parish priest Fr Fred Mascarenhas, Fr Anil D’Souza of Kundapur Deanery and Fr Stany B Lobo of Kallianpur Deanery were present.