Mangaluru. 10, Feb. 2017: V. Rev. Fr John Baptist Saldanha, the Parish Priest of St Sebastian Church Permannur celebrated the Holy Mass on the fifth day of novena. ‘If any part of the body is hurt the entire body feels the pain’, he said. The Church spread throughout the world is the mystical body of Christ. If any members of the Church are suffering the entire Church feels the pain. And we as members of the Church should feel the pain and show solidarity with them. The least we can do for them is to pray for them. Today around the world every month not less than three hundred people die because they believe in Jesus. Besides those who are martyred there are hundreds who suffer just because they are the followers of Christ. Fr J.B. Saldanha asked the congregation to stand united with them and pray for them that they may endure the pain they undergo. And also pray for those who persecute them that they may realize what they are doing and one day come to believe in Jesus.
The choir group from St Sebastian Chruch Permannur with their melodious voice helped the congregation to participate well in the Holy Mass.