By Fr Richard DSouza 

April 25 : Mai De Deus Puttur church, observes Good Friday with Way of the cross and the veneration of the cross, with more devotion. Way of the cross was conducted by the youth under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Praveen D’Souza. The introduction was read inside the church and the youth carried a heavy cross and went in a procession to the church ground. Then, the youth were carrying the cross from one stations of the cross to another. In every station of the cross, a short gospel passage was read followed by the reflection. After the reflection various needs of the youths were brought before the crucified Lord.

In the evening, veneration of the cross and the universal prayer for the church was held at 4.00p.m. Rev, Fr. Praveen D’souza was the main celebrant and the homily was preached by Rev. Fr. Alfred J. Pinto. After the distribution of the communion, the body of Jesus was carried in a fountain along the streets with Mother Mary at the side of it and taken in a procession and brought to the Church.

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