Friday, June 14, 2019

Celebration of Feast of St. Anthony in our Pimpri Parish!!!!!

Two feasts are celebrated on a grand scale with nine days novenas and a lot of spiritual preparations they are the Nativity of Our Lady and St Anthony....the various communities belonging to different states have their special devotion to different Saints.....its really a celebration....people stay away from the church and yet they make their presence felt....nine days novenas means they have to spend a lot of time and even money on travel.....they come out of their faith and love for the Lord Jesus, Mother Mary and st. Anthony.....it is also a big witness to people of other faiths....who stand on the main road and watch or hear the sermons....

 Yesterday i celebrated the festal Mass along with the friars concelebrating....it was also the celebration of the birthday Fr. Amruth who is the parish priest.....

 There was supposed to be a procession from the church to the railway station....but the rain gods began to shower blessings....finally it was decided to cancel the procession....

 some of the parishioners had sponsored food for all the devotees who were around 800....you can imagine .....but the food was more and sufficient....St. Anthony always works miracles....


 Along with the dinner the parishioners young and old began to dance to the latest tunes of Bollywood songs......

 It was a memorable evening filled with devotion, prayers and fellowship.....

 The parish councilors who stand by and support the parish priest....they are ever ready to help and do any work in the parish...




1 comment:

michael said...

Very nice programme with lots of devotions