BIS # 3358 INAUGUARATION AND BLESSING OF THE CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #3358
INAUGUARATION AND BLESSING OF THE CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Cl. Ranson D'Souza sdb
SAVEDI-AHMEDNAGAR, FEBRUARY 06, 2013: Indeed a red letter day January 18, 2013 on which a dream has come true as the villages of Malvi – Pimpalgao, Ahmednagar witnessed the inauguration and blessing of their new chapel "Our Lady of Fatima" by his Lordship Bishop Lourdes Daniel and Fr. Michael Fernandes, the Provincial of the Salesian province of Mumbai in the presence of the entire Salesian Provincial Council of Mumbai along with the priests and sisters from in and around Ahmednagar.
Early in the evening Bishop Lourdes Daniel and Fr. Michael Fernandes along with the provincial council and the other priests and sisters were welcomed by the villagers. Bishop Lourdes Daniel unveiled the plaque and Fr. Michael cut the ribbon after which the faithful entered the chapel for the Eucharistic celebration. After having blessed the water the Bishop blessed the entire chapel and all those who were present.
The Bishop during the homily exhorted the people to come closer to one another and to God thus building the church of God into one family. After the Eucharist the people felicitated the Bishop, the Provincial, priests and sisters. The programme ended with fellowship meal.
Indeed all the faithful of Malvi were very happy during the entire ceremony. Everyone returned with joy in their hearts.