Christians Pray for personal experience of the Divine mercy
The Catholic Community in Patna organized annual Eucharistic Procession in order to express its faith and devotion to the person of Jesus. The faithful from different parts of Patna numbering about 8000 gave witness to their faith though their participation. The theme of the procession was - to have a personal experience of the Divine Mercy and put that into practice in our daily life. The procession commenced from Kurji Holy Family Hospital at 2.00 pm and went on to St. Michael's Primary School. Fr. Johnson SJ, the parish priest of Kurji Parish explained the importance of this feast and the meaning of the Divine mercy in our day to day life. The procession proceeded to the grounds of the parish Church and there was the final benediction by Archbishop William D'Souza, SJ.
At the end of the procession the Holy Eucharist was celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop, concelebrated by a number of priests. At the end of the Holy Mass the Archbishop declared the Holy Door of Mercy closed. This door was opened by His Grace on December 20, 2015. The faithful from various parts of Patna expressed their faith and devotion to the Lord Jesus who is present in the Holy Eucharist by singing devotional hymns and reciting prayers on the streets of Kurji.
The annual procession was organized by the Kurji Parish under the leadership of the Parish Priest and his assistant Fr. Sushil Sah, SJ. Fr. Johnson, the parish priest, thanked all those who helped to make this a very personal faith experience for the faithful who gathered today. He also thanked all the faithful for their active participation in the procession.