|Fr. Baskhar's Infant Jesus Church looks transformed from |
when he first took over his remote assignment in June.
Visiting priests and faithful cleaned the compound, painted
and arranged for weeks.
|Youth sit patiently awaiting a flag-hoisting ceremony. The |
Indian tri-color is raised, celebrating India's Independence Day.
|The Blessed Mother is decked in a sari for her Feast.|
|Rain held off, so the Mass proceeded peacefully.|
|Fr. Baskhar is both pastor and musician, and |
accompanies the choir at mission Masses.
|Wearing Indian flags to mark Independence |
Day, celebrated by all India on August 15.
|Fr. Varghese distributes communion.|
|Volunteers from Kothakota and scattered villages |
added to the celebration.
While Fr. Varghese was in Kothakota, he was asked to be Master of Ceremonies for a formal engagement ceremony for Fr. Baskhar's nephew and his bride-to-be.