Hundreds of villagers traveled to Holy Family Church this year for Easter Vigil Mass, held outside under a tent due to overflow crowds.
Catechumens line up to be received into the Church. The little orphan girl Akhila, who Fr. Varghese adopted six years ago when she was left in his care, is on the far right.
People helped make the celebration beautiful in every way, from decorating and altar serving, to offering readings and providing music.
Holy Family Mission distributes gifts of saris to widows on feast days.
But the greatest gift received by all was the Eucharist, which the beloved Pope John Paul II called the "source and summit of life." Jesus is risen in Yelleswaram, India. Hallelujah!