Malayalam Retreat in Siddhpur Parish

It was after a couple of days of the blessing of St. Xavier’s School building at Umru, a retreat was organized for the Malayalam speaking Catholics of Siddhpur and Palanpur parishes. About 25 Catholics participated in it. Fr. Maria Mentil of Our Lady of Mercy congregation, Cochin had come over to preach and encourage our Catholics through faith filled sermons. Mr. Thomas from USA who is the relative of Shaji of Siddhpur, had also preached with conviction and inspired the people for authentic Catholic life. Then Fr. Maria Mentil had led the Eucharistic adoration and confessions which was very much consoling. Thereafter Fr. Maria Mentil celebrated the Eucharist and was concelebrated by Fr. Xavier James. After the blessing by His Grace Archbishop, this was the first Eucharist celebrated in the newly built ‘Church’ in Siddhpur. People were filled with joy and comfort after the retreat. Glory be to the Lord.