|Fr. Varghese prepares the monstrance for |
Eucharistic Adoration, New Year's Eve.
|Around 600 villagers attended the Mass, held |
under a tent outside, since their church is too small
to fit them all.
|The stage the people hand-built for their June 2, 2013 |
Confirmations, adds dignity to this outdoor space.
|This striking mural of Jesus first hung |
for Confirmations this past June.
|Choir members add beauty to the solemn occasion.|
|The infant Jesus on the altar keeps the focus on Christ.|
|Parishioners wrapped in blankets and shawls |
against the chill night air.
|Offering the Bread of Life...|
|....and a different type of bread. Friends|
from the West helped host a
"New Year's Tea" after the Mass.
Father is shown here blessing little
cakes to distribute.
|Classic Indian dancers enliven a cultural program after the Mass.|
|Happy New Year's, Baby Jesus.|