Chitradurga, Hiriyur April 7, 2023: Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hiriyur, Chitradurga District, Diocese of Shimoga observed Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in a very meaningful way.
On April 6th Maundy Thursday at 6pm was the Rosary then at 6:20pm Parish Priest Fr Franklin D'Souza celebrated the Holy Eucharist. He commemorated the act of washing the feet as Jesus did. In his homily He spoke on Eucharist, Priesthood and Brotherly love. He said that Jesus called us to serve selflessly. The greatest teaching of Jesus Christ was his action of washing 5he feet of his disciples. Jesus not only preached but he practiced what he preached. After the Mass Eucharist was preserved in the separate place.
Adoration was done from 8pm to 11pm in Kannada, Konkani, Tamil and in Malayalam languages.
On April 7th Good Friday was commemorated. Parish Priest Fr Franklin D'Souza led the way of the Cross in the Church campus from 10:30am to 12:15pm. Faithful gathered in big numbers.
Afternoon service started at 3pm. Fr Franklin D'Souza led the service. In his homily he said that how Jesus obtained salvation for us. He accomplished the mission given to him by the Father. He offered his life to the Father through obedience. Intern He invites us to obey and abide by him, His Word and His Love.
Easter vigil will start ylt 10:45pm on Saturday by Blessing the fire.