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Year of Faith Procession Attracts Thousands

Nov. 5, 2013

Holding  burning candles in their hands thousands of Catholics  walked the  streets  of Vijayawada city for two long hours  carrying the  Blessed Sacrament as a  public proclamation of the Year of Faith Celebration on  Sunday , October 27  in Vijayawada.

Organized by the Salesian Parish of Pezzonipeta   with the involvement of the entire deanery of the St. Peter’s Co- Cathedral of several Parishes, the rally took place at five in the evening and the people marched on for two hours chanting hymns and shouting slogans in praise of Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament that was mounted on a grandly decorated vehicle and carried along . It was a great sight  for the  onlookers  who  watched the devotees walking on the newly constructed spacious roads of the new city,   carrying yellow and white flags  and banners of the Church.

Hundreds of youth from the Parish mounted the two wheelers and followed the procession to reach finally  the  St. Ann’s  High School grounds  where a tastefully decorated stage was set and the people  gathered around the Monstrance   to adore the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Bishop Goivindu Joji who presided over the evening Eucharistic Adoration prayed fervently for increase of faith and charity among the people of God.

Sr. Benigna Menezes

Source: CBCI website

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