Easter Celebration at Bajjodi
Bajjodi, March 31st: The Easter Celebration here at Infant Mary Church,
Bajjodi commenced at 7 pm with the blessing of the new fire by Fr. Ivan
D’souza.. The Easter Candle was lit and carried to the Altar calling on
people to walk in the light of Risen Christ. The congregation lit
candles signifying the victory of light over darkness and there by
enlightenment. Fr. Joseph Cyril D’souza sang the Exultes - the Easter
Hymn. Fr. Joachim Rodrigues was the main Celebrant. Seven readings from
the Sacred Scriptures gave a glimpse of the salvation story of Israel
and mankind in general. As the Gloria resounded in the air the image of
Risen Jesus got unveiled.
Fr.Joachim Rodrigues preached the homily. Parishioners participated
enthusiastically in the solemn ceremony and celebration. Later water was
blessed and baptismal vows were renewed. The liturgy was well-organized.
The parish choir embellished the liturgy with excellent musical