We the Indian Province have celebrated the Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration on 13th October, 2018 at Christunagar Church, Nagercoil. Most Rev. Peter Remigius, Bishop Emeritus of Kottar presided over the Holy Eucharist and was concelebrated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Selvister Ponnumuthan, Bishop of Punalur and many priests. Many sisters from our communities, sisters from other congregations, and people from different parishes of our communities, co-workers, our Associate members, neighbours, friends and well-wishers were present and participated in this special occasion.
As a sign of passing on the Light of Christ and of Mother Alphonse Mary to others, all the sisters carried candles during the entrance procession. The Relic of Mother Alphonse Mary was also carried by Sr. Anisha, Provincial Superior and placed in front of the alter and was kept in the church for the people to pray till the evening. The Relic is brought and installed in the chapel of the Provincialate by Parish Priest. Sisters are very happy to have the first Relic of our Foundress and having her presence in our country.
Most Rev. Peter Remigius Bishop Emeritus spoke about the life and spirituality of Mother Alphonse Mary and our service during his inspiring homily.
During the offertory procession, our sisters from each community offered certain things, which are useful for the poor students and people.
After the Holy Mass, there was a Felicitation program in the Parish. Bishop, priests and people from different parishes, spoke about the work of our sisters and appreciated our work, service and availability towards the poor and the needy. A short drama on the life of Mother Alphonse Mary was performed by the youth. All were happy to see the program and inspired by the message.
We thank God for showering His blessings and graces on our congregation through this function. It was an occasion to let the life and spirituality of Mother Alphonse Mary make known to all. May God bless us in abundance and all be blessed through the intersession of Blessed Mother Alphonse Mary today and always.