Servant of God Fr. Joseph Vithayathil To the Status of Venerable (20.02. 2016)

News & Events : 2016-02-20

Mar Pauly Kannokkadan, Bishop of Eparchy of Irinjalakuda was the main celebrant in the Holy Mass conducted to commemorate the elevation of Servant of God Fr. Joseph Vihayathhil, the Co-Founder of the Holy Family Congregation, Spiritual Director of Blessed Mariam Thresia and a zealous Parish priest. After the prayer at the tomb of venerable Joseph Vithayathil, the bishops, the priests, the Major Superiors of CHF and faithful proceeded to the Altar for the Solemn Qurbana. Mar Pauly Kannookkadan, Mar Jmaes Pazhayattil, Superiour General Mother Udaya, Rev. Fr. Benny Cheruvathur and Mrs. Rosily Vithayathil lit the lamp to mark the event. The Holy Qurbana was concelebrated by Emeritus Mar James Pazhayattil, the First Bishop of Irinjalajkuda, and Vicar Generals, Chancellor, Members of Historical Commission, Theological Censors, Tribunal Members, Promoter, Forane Vicar, and a number of priests. Saints are the joy of heaven, blessing of the earth and pride of Church. Mar Pauly Kannookkadan called Venerable Joseph Vithayathil as the custodian of the Holy Eucharist and the Apostle of Mercy. After the Holy Qurbana, Mar James Pazhayattil released the Audio CD and Five Books written on the life history of Venerable Joseph Vithayathil. CHF Superior General gave a warm welcome and Vicar General Sr. Dr. Pushpa proposed vote of thanks.