By Fr Franklin DSouza

October 20, 2021 : Annual feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Parish, Kargal, Sagar Taluk, Diocese of Shimoga was celebrated in a simple and meaningful way.

On 16th October 2021 at 5:30pm, Fr Duming Dias, Pastoral Centre Director hoisted the flag of Perpetual Succour and offered Holy Eucharist. Theme of his homily was, "Mother Mary is the source and model of gospel virtues. Imitating her virtues lead us to build a family of spiritual values". Special prayers were offered for the welfare of all the people of Kargal.

On 17th October 2021 at 6pm , Fr Franklin D'Souza, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur, Chitradurga District offered Holy Eucharist and preached on the theme; "Mary the Mother of Sorrows is our hope to overcome all afflictions". He led the healing adoration. Special prayers offered for the sick and deceased members of the family.

On 18th October 2021 at 6pm , Fr Franklin D'Souza offered Holy Eucharist and preached on "Repentance and Holiness of life by imitating the spiritual life of Mother Mary". Faithful were prepared for the confession. Then he led the healing adoration. Special prayers were offered for the Youth and Children of the parish.

On 19th October 2021 at 4pm, confessions were organised for the faithful. Four Priests helped in the confessional. At 6pm, Fr Stephen Maxi Albuquerque, Parish Priest of Infant Jesus Church, Sharavatingar and also Chancellor of the Diocese of Shimoga celebrated the Holy Eucharist. Fr Franklin D'Souza preached on "Devotion to Mother Mary is the source of God's Grace and blessings to the families because she is full of Grace". Then Fr Franklin D'Souza led the anointing adoration. Special prayers were offered for the elders and couples.  

Every day at 5:30pm, Rosary was led by different "Samudaya's", Parish Priest Fr Clarence Dias led the Novena of Perpetual Succour. He also thanked Fr Franklin D'Souza and Fr Stephen Maxi Albuquerque.

On 20th October 2021, Festal celebration began with rosary at 9:45am. At 10:15am faithful received Bishop Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Diocese of Shimoga. At 10:30am he celebrated festal thanksgiving Holy Eucharist together with the nineteen priests. His homily theme was, "Mary is the Mother of perpetual help. It's through her commitment and surrendering herself to God's plan through her Son Jesus Christ who brought peace and reconciliation with God and humanity. She is the Mother of our families and humanity. We all have a spiritual Mother. Devotion to her is the perpetual protection to our families and brings reconciliation in our relationship with God and our neighbours".

Parish Priest Fr Clarence Dias thanked the Bishop, Priests and Religious. He also thanked all those who worked for the success of the Annual feast.

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