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Mumbai: 7000 Catholics Participated in the Walking Pilgrimage from Mira Road to Uttan

March 23, 2014

For the second time, St. Joseph Church and Deanery Parishes organized a walking pilgrimage from Mira road to Uttan shrine.

More than 7000 pilgrims from all the Deanery parishes participated in this mega walking event.  The procession began at St Joseph Church with a prayer service by Bhayandar Deanery Dean, Fr. Anselm  G. & Fr. Dominic Vas. After the first station of the cross, pilgrims began their journey by procession singing hymns, reciting prayers and devotionally participating in the way of the cross. This whole night walk was really a rich spiritual journey for more than 7000 pilgrims. The crowd comprised of men, women, and children, and many were moved to tears when they reached the Vailankanni Shrine at Uttan.

On the way, pilgrims were offered water, tea and biscuits. The procession concluded with solemn Eucharistic celebration by Episcopal Vicar Fr. Barthol Machado, Fr. Dominic Vas & Fr. Ivan D’souza at Our Lady of Vailankanni Shrine, Uttan. Huge number of Catholics joined the walking pilgrimage with prayer, penance and abstinence and participated in the passion of Christ.

Source: Belle Vision

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