Fr. Varghese Kalapurakudy

A country priest comes to Kakinada, finding joy with his people in Christ's Sacred Heart.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Corpus Christi 2014

Adoring Christ's Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist.
"We had a great and solemn celebration for Corpus Christi," wrote Fr. Varghese Kalapurakudy, about celebrating this June 22, 2014 feast at his new mission, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kakinada.

Because local protests stopped Catholics from processing through public streets in Kakinada in years past, Fr. Varghese simply processed with the Eucharist and his people through the church and around the grounds of his compound. He prays that locals' fears might be calmed in future, so a neighborhood procession might take place.
Although temperatures have been a simmering 110-plus degrees F., people were eager to participate in feast day solemnities. They crowded into their un-air conditioned hall, and reverently prayed through the Mass and adoration.

"After the Eucharistic procession, people were very happy and they were thanking me," wrote Fr. Varghese.

People cluster near the altar in the crowded hall
that serves as a church for Sacred Heart Mission.
Fr. Varghese loves spending time with Jesus in the Eucharist, and rejoiced that Corpus Christi offered him "ample time to spend with the Eucharist." 

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