BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3204
REMEMBERING THE DEAR DEAD
BHINGAR-AHMEDNAGAR, NOVEMBER 03, 2012 : The parishioners of all three parishes : St Anne’s, St john’s and even Don Bosco Savedi gathered together in the St John the Baptist cemetery to pay their homage to their ancestors and the departed faithful of their families on November 02.
The people sat on the green grass. They decorated the graves of their beloved with flowers and lit candles. The rosary was recited at 3 pm followed by the blessing of the grave site.
The Eucharist was officiated by Fr. Nelson D’Costa. The first homily, preached by Deacon McEnroe, marked his entry into active ministry in the mission. The rest of the Salesian Priests concelebrated the Eucharist.
Many of the faithful devoutly cleaned the grave site and decorated them with fresh flowers to mark their respect for their departed family members. The entire graveyard was filled with people praying at their parent and relative’s graves decorated with flowers and candles burning around them.
A list of mass intentions of the names of the departed were read before mass and prayed for. It was a celebration of a people relaxed with the concept of death.
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