BHINGAR, NOVEMBER 24, 2010: St. John’s Church, Bhingar witnessed a great day on November 24, 2010 as fourteen Baptisms, twelve Holy Communions and three Marriage rectifications were administered on the villagers from a remote village Gosaiwadi. Fr. Ivan Rodrigues was the principal celebrant and it was he who administered the sacraments.
Gosaiwadi is a new village, which was first instructed by Fr. Ivan, who was the Parish Priest then at Bhingar. It was a dream come true to be receiving the sacraments from the one who sowed the seeds of Christianity for the villagers. During his homily he exhorted the recipients to hold on to Jesus come what may. He said, “One should forget his past and start anew from now onwards. Putting on Jesus Christ wherever they are.” He also reminded those present that let all the sacraments in the community be administered at the prescribed age. Here he was referring about the rectified marriages. After the Eucharist, the recipients were awarded some mementos to remember the day. The event concluded with snacks and this day will be remembered by all for a long time.