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 The solemn oottu thirunnal of Our Lady Help of Christians was held at Don Bosco Irinjalakuda on the 19th of May 2013. The novena in preparation for the feast began on 10th May. On 16th May 2013, His Lordship Bp. Dr. Joseph Karikkasserry, Bishop of the diocese of Kottappuram hoisted the flag and celebrated the solemn Pontifical mass in Latin rite. The bishop being a Salesian Co-operator spoke about Don Boscoís devotion to Mary Help of Christians and instructed the faithful that the devotion to Mother Mary is a need of our time as the church is going through turbulent times in Kerala.

On Saturday, 18th May, Rev. Fr. Joby Pozholipparambil celebrated mass and was the main celebrant for the Koodu Thurakkal Karmmam. On 19th May, the solemn festive mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Varghese Palathinkal (Rector, St. Paulís Minor seminary, Irinjalakuda) and Rev. Fr. Jince Kallanickal SDB (Professor and Administrator, Don Bosco Philosophical College Aluva) gave the homily. After the mass Rev. Fr. Thomas Poovelickal SDB, Rector blessed the Nercha and the around 3000 people participated in the Oottu sadya. In the evening the solemn Rosary procession began at 05:30 pm and it was devoutly attended by several people of the locality. The procession was followed by the Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament and fireworks. 

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Updated on: 28 May 2013
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