Bellary Catholics Hold Good Friday Procession With Fervor

BELLARY, April 19, 2019: Large number of people enthusiastically participated in Good Friday procession with religious fervor and piety in Bellary today. Bishop Henry D'Souza, Bishop of Bellary led the procession.

The procession started from Christ the King Church after the Good Friday liturgical services, and proceeded to Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine Church.

The statue of the body of Jesus was carried in a specially decorated vehicle.

At the end of the procession, people thronged to venerate the Jesus.

Bishop Henry D' Souza, Bishop of Bellary, in his message appealed to people to personally experience the unconditional love and forgiveness poured out on humanity by God through Jesus Christ.

He urged the large gathering of devotees to continue the culture of love, forgiveness, service and cooperation promoted by Jesus. This culture of sacrificial and forgiving love should be brought into all families and institutions, he urged.

Jesus' life and his teaching of universal love, forgiveness and service can a wonderful anti-dote for the widespread selfishness, corruption and violence in the world, Bishop stated.

After veneration of the Jesus, there was a candle light procession around the Shrine church with lighted candles and crosses.

Thereafter statue was interred in the sepulcher, specially arranged for the occasion, in the Adoration chapel.

Good Friday is observed with fasting, penance and prayer.

People appreciated the initiative taken by Mr. Antony John and Team to organize the entire event.

Fr. YS Peter, parish priest of Christ King Church and Fr. Gnanapragasam T., Rector of Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine led the organizing team and the city youth collaborated enthusiastically.

Our Patron
St Anthony of Padua