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Eucharistic procession taken out in Shillong

By Newmai News

SHILLONG, Nov 14 � Thousands of faithfuls hailing from the Catholic Church of the Northeastern region yesterday converged at Calvary at Laitumkhrah here to take part in the annual Eucharistic procession which coincided with the conclusion of the four-day North East Regional Mission Congress-2011 organised by fifteen Catholic Dioceses of the region.

The clergy belonging to the different religious congregations along with the faithful started their Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians singing hymns including praying along the streets of Laitumkhrah locality in the city before converging at Calvary for the benediction.

Earlier in the morning, a holy mass was held at Calvary in front of Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. The Archbishop of Guwahati Archdiocese, Rev Thomas Menamparampil was the main speaker at the Holy Mass attended by the bishops of North East and more than hundred priests.

Delivering a homily at the Holy Mass, Archbishop of Guwahati exhorted the faithful to respect the culture of others.

Rev Menamparampil said the ethical values that are in the cultures and communities, like respect, truth and honesty should be cherished and handed down to the next generation. �Give your good examples and the good things you teach will pass on to the next generation�, he said, adding that the faithful should sanctify their relationship in the family and live peaceful co-existence with their neighbours.

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Eucharistic procession taken out in Shillong

SHILLONG, Nov 14 � Thousands of faithfuls hailing from the Catholic Church of the Northeastern region yesterday converged at Calvary at Laitumkhrah here to take part in the annual Eucharistic procession which coincided with the conclusion of the four-day North East Regional Mission Congress-2011 organised by fifteen Catholic Dioceses of the region.

The clergy belonging to the different religious congregations along with the faithful started their Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians singing hymns including praying along the streets of Laitumkhrah locality in the city before converging at Calvary for the benediction.

Earlier in the morning, a holy mass was held at Calvary in front of Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. The Archbishop of Guwahati Archdiocese, Rev Thomas Menamparampil was the main speaker at the Holy Mass attended by the bishops of North East and more than hundred priests.

Delivering a homily at the Holy Mass, Archbishop of Guwahati exhorted the faithful to respect the culture of others.

Rev Menamparampil said the ethical values that are in the cultures and communities, like respect, truth and honesty should be cherished and handed down to the next generation. �Give your good examples and the good things you teach will pass on to the next generation�, he said, adding that the faithful should sanctify their relationship in the family and live peaceful co-existence with their neighbours.