Though a small Diocese, Diocese of Varanasi is in a significant way a picture of Mother India. The very name of this Holy City conjures up the apex of the spirit's endeavour in Hinduism. Sarnath reminds us of Dharma Chakra Pravartana of the Buddha. The two districts, in the west and to the east, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, evoke a pair of twin and refined kingdoms of the Muslim era. The history of the diocese remembers with gratefulness the outcome of the Capuchin missionary endeavour to Tibet in the 1700's, as an epic in the history of the Church.
The value of intellectual humility
The Indian Missionary Society will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Society on 3, November 2016. We assure them of our prayers for a fruitful celebration.
The invitation for the Golden Jubilee of our Fathers Augustine D’Souza, Cyriac Kuruvilla and Donatus Martis (October 22, 2016, 10.30 am) has been already sent to you. We warmly welcome all for the celebration!
As indicated earlier, in honour of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, we will hold a celebration of Solemn Holy Eucharist and Civic Felicitation on 1, November 2016, the solemnity of All Saints at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Varanasi. More details will be given to you by your Dean / Parish Priest.
World Mission Sunday is observed on October 16, 2016. The message of Holy Father is enclosed herewith for our reflection. Posters, Calendar etc. are available with the Procurator. Please avail them for use in the Parishes and invite generous contribution for the cause of Pontifical Missions.
You have already received information about the Hartmannpur Pilgrimage (October 14-16, 2016) from Sr. Kritika SRA. This is again a gentle, personal reminder to all to encourage our people to participate. Keeping the Year of Mercy in mind, all faithful can be instructed to receive plenary indulgence, entering through the Holy Door of Mercy, make good confession, receive Eucharistic communion and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
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