Easter Celebrations at Bajjodi
Mangaluru: The Easter Celebration here at Infant Mary Church, Bajjodi commenced at 7:00 pm with the blessing of the new fire by Fr Ivan D’souza. Fr Nelson A. was the main Celebrant. The Easter Candle was lit and carried to the Altar calling on people to walk in the light of the Risen Christ. The congregation lit candles signifying the victory of light over darkness and thereby enlightenment. Fr Nelson Almeida sang the Exultes – the Easter Hymn. 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 Nelson A. 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 accompaniment. Faithful who had gathered in great numbers wished each other after the mass and with the peace of Jesus Risen returned home.