The Princes Town parish community celebrated our feast day, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Holy Mass last Sunday. This celebration was the culmination of a nine-day novena to the Holy Cross. The actual feast day (September 14) was the seventh day of the novena and was celebrated with an anointing Mass with Fr David Khan, Vicar for the Southern Vicariate.
Holy Cross RC Church was filled to capacity as the faithful attended to celebrate the feast day. Fr Santhosh, parish priest, used Pope Francis’ quotation “There is no Christianity without a cross and there is no cross without Jesus Christ” in his opening remarks before introducing the chief celebrant, Vicar General Fr Martin Sirju.
In his homily, Fr Sirju, a former parish priest, focused on our identity as an individual, as a Roman Catholic, as a Church, and as a nation in a time when we are so influenced by the USA.