Bishop Aloysius unveils Logo for Year of Rosary to Mark 450 years of Rosario Cathedral

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Bishop Aloysius unveils Logo for Year of Rosary to Mark 450 years of Rosario Cathedral

  • Annual Diocesan Eucharistic Procession Begins From Milagres Church

Mangaluru: The annual Eucharistic procession of the Mangalore Catholic diocese began from the Milagres church to Rosario Cathedral here on January 7.

Prior to the procession at 3:30 pm, Bishop Dr Aloysius D’Souza celebrated the solemn Mass along with a large number of priests of the diocese and a huge gathering of the faithful.

The procession led by the Bishop will be followed by the adoration at the Rosario Cathedral. The procession will culminate at the Rosario Cathedral grounds.

The parish priests and individual representatives who have done the highest collection from the parish for the diocese were honoured by the Bishop with mementos.

Bishop Dr Aloysius D’Souza unveiled the Logo of the Year of Rosary to mark 450 years of the existence of Rosario Cathedral. Addressing the faithful, Bishop Dr Aloysius D’Souza said, “This is the 50th year of the Eucharistic procession which was started by Bishop Basil D’Souza and I have been taking part in this procession from the past 40 years. Every year the number of devotees for the procession have increased, which shows that you all love Jesus. Those who have come here will surely be rewarded by Jesus. The year 2018 has been dedicated to the Rosary and the logo has been unveiled. The Rosario chapel started 450 years ago and it was the first chapel in Mangaluru.” He urged the gathering to make it a habit of reciting the rosary.

While extending his appreciation, Bishop Aloysius said, “This year the collection has also increased. Last year, during the Mission Sunday the churches collected Rs 1.20 crore and during the year before it, the collection was Rs 1.16 crore. This year, the collection has increased to Rs 1.30 crore. I thank the priests and the parishioners for their generosity.”

The following churches collected the highest amount on Mission Sundays:

1st place – Bejai Parish
2nd place – Derebail Parish
3rd place – Angelore Parish
4th place – Cordel Parish
5th place – Bendur Parish

Individual Collection:

1st place – Nala Parish
2nd place – Sampige Parish
3rd place – Panja Parish
4th place – Manela Parish

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Allen C A Pereira
6 years ago

The annual Eucharistic procession is an occasion to publicly acknowledge and Honour Jesus as the Saviour of Mankind and highlight/focus on His Most Important Commandment “Love God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and Love Your Neighbour as Thyself” IN MY view THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT OCCASION FOR HONORING PERSONS WHO HAVE DONE HIGHEST (FINANCIAL) COLLECTION FOR THE TREASURY OF THE DIOCESE as it distracts FOCUS FROM THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION, THE SANCTITY AND SOLEMNITY OF THE OCCASION. I won’t be surprised if I turn out to be a voice in the wilderness… Read more »

Max and Jessie Rasquinha
6 years ago

This is the most significant Day in the Catholic calendar of Mangalore where tens of thousands of Catholics, both young and old, gather together and lead the religious procession with the accompaniment of the Holy Sacrament from Milagres Church to Rozario Church. We wish Mangalore had much broader and different roads where we could divert the main street traffic to other roads and devote the entire road for the Catholic procession, but realizing the traffic congestion and the road situtions, we have no choice by carry on the procession amidst the busy traffic. We have had few occasions in the… Read more »