Matharpacady Holy Cross – 147th Anniversary Novena – Announcement

In these Times of Pandemic join Matharpacady Village in praying for protection:

The Holy Cross Oratory at Matharpacady was built in 1875 to testify how Faith in Jesus saved Matharpacady Village from the devastating Bubonic Plague.

The Annual Novena to the Holy Cross (Patron Saint:  St Roque) Commences:  7.30 p.m. IST, DAILY from April  22 to 30, 2022.

The Theme for the Novena this year is :


Matharpacady is twice Blessed. Faith in the Holy Cross wrought by long-standing devotion and a deep cultural belief has hitherto protected the Village from decimation despite numerous attempts to grab land for development. Unnoticed benefits have been longevity, fertility, prosperity and good health. Some sixteen years ago the Miranda family donated their cottage to the Blessed Sacrament Congregation (Eymard Cottage). Our  neighbour, if we truly realise it, is now Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In the Eucharist the Holy Cross of Divine-Human sacrifice and the subsequent and consequent Resurrection is available for our Salvation, Healing, Success, Progress to Heaven, our Joy, Peace, and Perseverance. 

It’s not a one way street. Christ gave. In Joy and Praise we too are called to give.

We are a Eucharistic people: The Sacrifice of the Cross is our Bread & Wine and the Eucharist leads us to sacrifice.

Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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