Easter is the celebration of resurrection of Jesus from the death. It was meaningfully celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Sangamner. The Church was decorated with lights and colourful decorations. The altar was covered with embroidered clothes and decorated with flowers and candles. There was a grotto in front of the church. Nearly Four hundred people gathered for the Easter Vigil Mass on 15th April 2017 at 10.30 P.M. near the grotto.
Fr.Dian Lobo SJ lit the Easter candle and the people also lit their candles from the Easter candle. Then they went to the church in procession singing the hymns of joy. There were seven readings from the Bible. Fr. Dian Lobo SJ broke the Word of God and invited all to be filled with the love of Risen Christ.
The people actively participated in the offertory with gifts and meaningful prayers. The Holy Communion was distributed to all the Catholics and Fr. Jerome Gonsalves SJ, the parish priest assured the non Christians of his and the people’s prayers. After the Holy Eucharist, the main celebrant was felicitated by the parish priest.
The parish council arranged some refreshments for those presented there. People greeted each other and shared their joy of Risen Christ.
It was a meaningful experience of coming together as one family of St. Mary’s.