CANACONA: Hundreds of parishioners in Agonda took out Mother Mary procession in the village in honour of Mother Mary, Our Lady of Fatima on Thursday.
October 13th is observed for ‘Miracle of the Sun’ in which Mother Mary apparition was witnessed by thousand ls of people at Fatima in Portugal in the year 1917.
Hundreds of parishioners, took out around 6 Kms procession with a decorated Statue of Mother Mary mounted atop at vehicle.
A mass was celebrated in the church early morning, while the procession began after a special prayers service by parish priest Fr. Patrick Luis and Assistant Parish Priest Fr. Darrell Fernandes from the miraculous Holy Cross at Vall.
With the children holding flags with the immages of Mother Mary and Lanterns, faithfulls carried rosary beads, reciting Rosary along the way, the procession wended through the coastal street and through Dhawalkhazan Bridge took on the village road via Parvem, Burmar, Karashir-Moll Moll, and took up the main beach road to culminating the procession at the Church.
Besides reciting the Rosary and singing hymns, 5 minutes halts were observed at the respective Samudai points invoking special prayers for the well-being of the members, and praying for hre departed souls.
At all the 10-Somudai halts (every station) people reflected upon the Life of Mother Mary and offered special prayers.
It was specific sight, whereby several non-catholics lined up along the roads with flowers, candles, agarbattis and divlis to honor Mother Mary.
After leading the process parish priest Fr. Patrick Luis conducted a final prayer and Frm Darrell Fernandes gave a solemn blessing at the church compound. –