Shirva Parish Celebrates Annual Feast in Honor of Our Lady of Health Church

January 31, 2024: Our Lady of Health Church in Shirva was adorned with festive lights and vibrant decorations as parishioners came together to celebrate the annual feast with immense joy and reverence. The highlight of the day was the gracious presence of Bishop Emeritus Aloysius Paul D’Souza, who was warmly welcomed at the main entrance of the church by the esteemed Parish Priest, V. Rev. Dr. Leslie D’Souza.

Amidst the jubilant atmosphere, the procession led by Bishop Emeritus Aloysius Paul D’Souza made its way to the church, accompanied by the melodious strains of hymns and brass band. Parishioners lined the streets, offering prayers and greetings as the procession passed by, symbolizing the unity and devotion of the community.

Once inside the church, the solemnity of the occasion was palpable as Bishop Emeritus Aloysius Paul D’Souza presided over a heartfelt mass, delivering a stirring sermon that resonated with the congregation. His words of wisdom and encouragement inspired all present to deepen their faith and commitment to their spiritual journey. The day served as a poignant reminder of the enduring faith and rich traditions cherished by the community of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva. Priests from various parishes witnessed the ceremony by participating in the mass.

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