Udupi: Maundy Thursday observed with solemnity, devotion in Pangla

Udupi: Maundy Thursday ceremony was celebrated at St John the Evangelist Church, Pangala, Shankarapura. 

It started at 6:30 pm with the Eucharistic celebration. The Mass was presided over by Fr Vincent Coelho, Pricnipal St John’s P U College, Shankerpura and concelebrated by Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves the Parish Priest, Fr Lawrence Mendonca and Fr Royson Fernandes the assistant parish priest. 

After the proclamation of the word of God, Fr Vincent Coelho briefed about the significance of Eucharist in the life of Christians and the sanctity of Priesthood. He also gave a call to be service- minded like Christ. 

After the sermon, Fr Vincent Coelho washed the feet of the 12 parishioners, six men and six women signifying the washing of the feet of the Apostles by Jesus Christ. The prayers of the faithful were prayed for the cause of various intentions. 

After the Mass, adoration was conducted by assistant parish priest Fr Royson Fernandes. The liturgy was compered by Brother Jithesh Castelino. The Parish choir elated the devotion during the entire Liturgy. After the transfer of the Holy Eucharist to the altar of repose, warders conducted the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

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