Thursday, July 7, 2016

St. Michael Church, Kallikulam, Thoothukudi

St. Michael Church, Kallikulam, Thoothukudi
St. Michael church is located 100 meter far (west) from Our Lady of Snow church. Mass and Novena are conducted occasionally in this church. Every year, a 10 days feast is celebrated here from 20th September to 29th September. The feast starts with the flag hoisting ceremony in the church. During the feast days, morning mass and evening novenas are conducted in this church. The entire area is decorated with festoons and colorful lights. On 9th day of the feast, at night a grand vespers is conducted followed by car procession.
One decorated car participates in the procession and St. Michael’s statue is placed in the car and taken through the village streets. Thousands of people participate in the procession and pray to St. Michael. After the Car procession, the car is parked near the church for worship. On 10th day of the feast morning 6.00 am, a celebratory mass honoring St. Michael is conducted. The feast comes to end with the evening novena on the 10th day.

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