The Catholics of Satyanarayanapuram parish, with joyful hearts, praising and thanking the Lord for 25 years of grace and blessings upon their families and parish, celebrated silver jubilee of the erection of the parish on 6th October, 2019 at Arogya VelanganiMatha church, Satyanarayana puram parish. The parish was canonically erected in 1994 and the parish church was built and blessed in 1996.
As part of the spiritual preparation for the celebration of the jubilee, novena was held for nine days inviting priests who worked in the parish earlier to give spiritual talks and share their experiences in the development of the parish, and to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Children and few elders received the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation after due preparation. Most Rev. Thelagathoti Joseph Raja Rao, SMM, Bishop of Vijayawada, presided over the concelebrated Holy Eucharist, during which he preached about the community life in the parish and the role of the baptized Christians in evangelization. In the context of extraordinary missionary month, he emphasized the importance and need for the proclamation of the Gospel through witness of life.
After the Eucharist, the parishioners felicitated and honoured the Bishop and the first parish priest, Fr. Udumala Balashoury Reddy, who was the pioneer in building the parish. The parish priest thanked His Lordship and the gathering, especially the parish council members, JMJ sisters and all those who worked for the celebration of the jubilee.