Monday, June 24, 2013


By:  Bento D'Souza

BHINGAR-AHMEDNAGAR, JUNE 24, 2013: The feast day of the Patron, St John the Baptist was celebrated with pomp and gaiety, and a traditional ;procession with the portrait of the Patron Saint leading the people.  This was followed by a concelebrated Eucharist. Fr. Sandeep Kolge a newly ordained priest was the main celebrant.

Fr. Kishore Vidhate read the introduction to the Mass. Fr. Sijju Varghese, SJ, led the Penitential rite while three priests asked pardon for the three sins present in the Christian community of Bhingar namely jealousy, gossip and groupism. Fr. Gesu Anthony sdb read the Gospel. Fr. Vishal Tribuvan preached a stirring homily. The youth groups under Kaustubh led the choir. The Pumpkin house choir sang a post communion hymn and hymn to St John the Baptist.

After Mass, the five newly ordained were given a satkar with coconut, shawl and bouquet of flowers.

Those who newly entered the mission of Ahmednagar District, including the Argentinian Volunteers, Drs. Milagres and Bellen, at BGVK,  received a warm  welcome with a bouquet of flowers.

Those who got their examination results, a promotion, opened a new shop or progressed in the field of education and development were awarded certificates. All guests were welcomed with a rose. Bhingar is a pro-active parish where what happens is noticed and broadcasted on the Bhingar Bharpur Information Service. (BBIS)

A dance troupe led by Victor and Angeli Mavely gave an enthralling dance performance. Thus the parish feast of St John the Baptist, 2013, took place amidst the cry and plea for more rain in the region.

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