Seven feet statue of ‘The Pieta’ installed and Blessed at Begur Church Cemetery
At least 2000 Faithful looked in awe at the newly installed seven feet cement Statue of The Pieta sculpted at a cost of 1.8 Lakh, installed in the cemetery of St. Ignatius Church in Begur. The Faithful who gathered on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and for the First Holy Communion (5) and Confirmation (79) of children were also amazed at the beautifully decorated Grotto adorned with over 100 kilograms of exotic flowers costing nearly 1 lakh.
The Archbishop Dr. Bernard Moras who blessed the statue and grotto told the congregation during the mass “As Catholics, our devotion to our Blessed Mother is one of the hallmarks of our Faith. Pray the Rosary every day, cultivate a spirit of sacrifice in your daily life and Pray for Peace. Peace is possible when we live a life of love. This is the way to grow in the Faith”. The Archbishop in his homily also called upon parents “be an example by your way of life because your children grow in Faith and love for the church by watching you”. The Archbishop spoke of the message of Mother Mary at Lourdes, exhorting the gathering to live a life of purity after the example of Mary our Mother.
Parish Priest Fr. Sahayaraj was felicitated by the Archbishop in the presence of priests, religious and laity. Assistant Parish Priest Fr. Christuraj, Fr. Durai and Fr. George from neighboring parishes and Fr. Paneer Selva Kumar, Secretary to the Archbishop conceleberated.