Vatluru – In the diocese of Eluru, the closing of the year of faith was officially celebrated by the Bishops of the dioceses of Eluru and Warangal in Nirmalagiri, the famous Marian shrine on November 15th. The year of faith officially ended at Sacred Heart Church on the Solemnity of Christ the King. Fr. Bosco Rajendra, Chancellor of the Diocese, was the main celebrant. The brothers from DGMS for the immediate preparation for their Perpetual Vows were also present for the Holy Mass. After the gospel they and the parish children performed a skit based on the theme of faith, visualizing the life of Abraham, Mary and St. Louis Guanella. With candles in their hands the people recited the Creed faithfully. The seminarians were honored at the end of the mass.
The Village Feast
Vatluru – The solemnity of Christ the King was celebrated as the village festival in Koppakagudem, one of 9 substations of Sacred Heart Parish. They held a novena for three days with prayer meetings in the evening. On November 24th the faithful of the village gathered in the chapel for evening Mass. Fr. Joseph Peter was the main celebrant and his confreres concelebrated. A festive meal was provided after Mass.