Saturday, October 31, 2009


First Eucharistic Procession

The first ever Eucharistic Procession for the whole Tripura (Agartala Diocese) was successfully organized at Agartala town by All India Catholic Union of Agartala Diocese (IACU) on 31st October 2009. The program began with exposition of Holy Eucharist by Rev. Fr. Hormis John CSC, Vicar of the Diocese and Rev. Fr. Suprian SVD led the faithful into a prayerful atmosphere. There were readings of Holy Scriptures in different languages and breaking the word of God in Bengali by Rev. Fr. Joachim SVD, Fr. Sunny SDB shared in English and Fr. Joe Paul CSC in Kokborak language.

The climax of the program was Eucharistic procession in the streets of Agartala town by more than three thousand faithful coming from 16 parishes of Agartala diocese. This was the first time that the Catholic Church in Tripura gathered in such a large number to profess their faith in public and proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Thanks to the government for introducing good transport and communications system which enhance the successful participation of this gathering.

The procession came to an end with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, led by Most Rev Bishop Lumen Monteiro, CSC DD Bishop of Agartala. The program came to an end with words of thanks and gratitude from Mr. Paul Darlong, the secretary of AICU on behalf of the organizing committee to all the participants.

Reporter: Fr. John PKC, CSC
Holy Cross Media

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