Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Year of Faith - Fr.Nagin Macwan

Year of Faith

The inauguration of the Year of Faith was held on the grounds of Catholic Church, Gamdi-Anand on 14 October. Bishop Thomas Macwan presided at the Eucharist which began at 3 p.m. The liturgy was meticulously planned out by the event coordinator Fr Titus D’Costa. Sr Manisha, principal of St Ann’s, Nadiad was the MC for the ceremony.

It began with a procession, with different age-groups of people from different deaneries lighting the lamp. There was a beautiful prayer-dance by Vimal Miriam Girls at the Offertory. The outstanding figure was Fr Pariza, the oldest living missionary of Gujarat Mission who, together with the old catechist master Mr Paul Damian, unveiled the LOGO of the Year of Faith. During his homily Bp Thomas encouraged the laity to partake daily in the mass during this year of faith. About 3000 people were present to witness this event along with 24 Fathers at the altar. Anand Mission is the cradle of the Gujarat Church. (Fr Nagin Macwan)

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