Madanthyar ,Jan 04: The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Madanthyar welcomed the New Year and celebrated the solemnity of Holy Mary Mother of God with much spirit and gusto.
On the eve of the New Year, people gathered in a large number to thank God for all the blessings which they had received in the previous year.
The evening liturgy began with the adoration of the Holy Sacrament from 7 pm to 8 pm conducted by Fr Basil Vas - Parish Priest, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Madanthyar which helped the people to recall several events that took place in the Parish, Institutions and lives of the people and thanked God for the same.
The vigil solemnity of Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Fr Alwyn Richard D'Souza - Assistant Parish Priest, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Madanthyar and concelebrated by seven priests. Fr Alwyn D'Souza SJ preached homily.
After the Eucharistic celebration, prizes were distributed to the winners of crib, star, quiz, poem, greeting card competitions.
‘Legion of Mary’ association took care of the liturgy. Thereafter, Cake and coffee was served to all. Large number of faithful participated in the New Year vigil service and wished each other on this special dual occasion.