Mangaluru: Like every other religion in India, Catholic Christians observe, 'All Souls Day', in memory of the departed souls, every year on November 2. All Soul’s Day which follows All Saints Day is also known as the Feast of All Souls or Day of the Dead. This is a day of remembrance of friends and loved ones who have passed away. It is a beautiful way of remembering those who have died ahead of us.

Rosario parishioners, observed All Souls Day at the parish Cemetery at Jeppu here on November 1. Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu celebrated the mass at the Cemetery. Principal of Rosario College Fr Alwyn Serrao in his homily said that a person can live without food for 40 days, about three days without water, about 8 minutes without air but only about 1 second without hope.

He further said, "Hope is important in everyone's life and it is the gift from God. Whoever prays with hope and believes in heavenly life will live forever. In this material world happiness is temporary; one should not be selfish and greedy. Jesus forgives our sins likewise we should keep our ego aside and forgive others. For each one of us, God has appointed a guardian angel to guard us from all dangers".

The graves in the Jeppu Cemetery were decorated with flowers, and candles lit on them by the family members. Some elderly women were found decorating their husband's grave and expressing their lifelong bond. Small children were found lighting candles around the graves along with their parents.

Fr J B Crasta, Fr Rockey, Fr Alwyn and Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu blessed all the graves and prayed for the departed souls of Rosario parishioners.








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