Lenten and Paschal Activities in the Holy Rosary Parish Warispura Faisalabad

Babu John Stephen The Holy Rosary Parish organizes different religious, spiritual, cultural, national and international programs throughout the year. The following programs were held at the parish during this Lenten season.

Bible Study Program:

There were held many seminars in the parish with different topics. This year, in the beginning of the Lenten Season St. Jerome Bible Study Group organized the series of scripture reading programs with the purpose to read and to reflect on the entire Holy Bible. Different Christian families and 43 groups from different areas of the parish participated in the Bible reading. This Bible Marathon (Bible Reading) started on Ash Wednesday. The opening ceremony was led by Rev. Fr. Karman Taj (Vicar General Faisalabad Diocese) and the closing ceremony was presided over by the Prior Vice Provincial of Ibn-e-Mariam Vice-Province Pakistan, Rev. Fr. Younas Shahzad OP. At the end of the ceremony, different prizes of appreciation were given to youth. In this blessed season, different Lenten messages were published and circulated on social media. To promote the love of the Sacred Scripture 32 points were given by Rev Fr Pascal Paulus OP.

Charity Works:

During the Lenten Season activities of charity were done by pastoral team of the Holy Rosary Parish to help the orphan, poor and needy Christian families. The charity goods were disturbed in the four different areas namely Barketpura, Warispura, Daud Nagar and Bilal Town.

Psalm Sunday:

In the procession of Psalm Sunday huge crowd of people were gathered in front of the church gate. They carried with them panaflex, palm branches, banners and play cards to welcome Christ, the Universal King. Under the guidance of Rev Fr Pascal Paulus OP, the procession went through the streets of Barket Pura and Warispura. People threw rose petals from their roof tops and warmly welcomed the procession in their midst.

Holy Week:

Throughout the Holy Week, different spiritual activities were organized for the faithful. On Holy Thursday, the pastoral team arranged a special evening to reflect on the passions of Christ. On Good Friday, Rev Fr Pascal highlighted the glorious victory of Jesus Christ over sin through his death on the Cross. All programs of the Holy Week were well organized and were very well managed. Bro Emmanuel Fazal OP also contributed a lot to the arrangements of these programs. On the Easter Vigil, Fr Pascal thanked his pastoral team and all the parishioners for their cooperation and support to the church.