Greetings from the Udupi Bishop’s House
- Updated: November 20, 2014
# The Diocese of Udupi will be organizing its Annual Eucharistic Procession on 23 November, Sunday at Udupi Church Grounds. The celebration would begin at 4.30pm with a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the Most Rev. Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and about 50 priests concelebrating with him. The Eucharistic celebration would be followed by the solemn Eucharistic procession through the City of Udupi, lasting for about an hour. The procession would start from the Church Grounds and move via new show room of Harsha- Ajjarkad park- New Diana- T.M.A Pai Hospital- opp Taluk Office- old Diana and finally arrive at the Church. The procession would culminate with the Sermon. A unique float to carry the Holy Eucharist by the Bishop, band, and huge umbrellas would add colour to the celebration. We expect around 3000 people to participate.
23 November also marks the Feast of Christ the Universal King, celebrated in Catholic Churches all over the world. It is customary to have this Eucharistic Procession in the churches universally.
The purpose of this annual procession is to publicly express our total and unconditional faith in the Lord Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist, who is the “the Way, the Truth and the Life” so that this highest form of worship and adoration of the Holy Eucharist will renew us further to dedicate and commit ourselves to a life of Peace, Love and Service thereby witnessing Him among one and all with a life of solidarity and brotherhood, justice and charity. During this most Holy and Sacred event, we will implore blessings upon all in and around the City of Udupi in particular for peace, harmony and prosperity and for all in the world.
On behalf of the Bishop of Udupi, the Clergy and Catholic faithful of this Diocese, I extend a cordial and affectionate invitation to all of you. Please do come and help us to reach as many people as possible with this good news and pictures of this celebration.
– Fr Denis D’Sa, PRO, Udupi Diocese.