4th September, a day to be remembered across the world as it will mark the canonization of Mother Teresa by Pope Francis in Rome. Special masses and live screenings have been organized on Sunday to mark the celebration of Mother Teresa’s Canonisation.
There will be a screening of the film on Mother Teresa’s life and a statue of Mother Teresa will be installed at the parish altar at the 7.a.m mass and after the 6.p.m novena mass said Fr. Gabriel Coutinho, parish priest of St. Andrew’s church Vasco. Adding to that he also said that he is grateful to the Pope Francis for the significant event in the history and in the life of the church during this jubilee year of mercy.
Mother Teresa, an icon of God’s tender mercy has always strived to scatter God’s love to so many through the works of mercy. “From heaven, she continues to fulfill her mission as she lights the light of those in darkness on earth,” said Fr Coutinho and added that with the canonization of Mother Teresa, the Church presents her as a model and intercessor for those who long to light the fire of love and peace throughout the world.
Parish priest of Our Lady of Rosary church, Navelim, Fr Jose Gonsalves said that “we will be having masses on September 4 in the morning which will be followed by the live screening of the canonization from Rome from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Parish priest of St John the Baptist church, Benaulim, Fr Lucio Dias informed that the church has planned to screen the film on the life of Mother Teresa to the children in the morning prior to the canonization.
According to sources, Archbishop has requested to show the CD on the life of Mother Teresa in the parish. “At our parish, the program will be held at 9 a.m. On Monday, will be having a special thanksgiving mass. The liturgy during the novenas will be fully on Mother Teresa,” informed Fr Eremito Rebello, parish priest of Rachol church.