Paschal Triduum at Auxilium Barasat


Maundy Thursday: The day began with a well prepared Morning Prayer animated by Sr. Stella the animator of the community. The ambient was symbolically prepared for the occasion. Whole community gathered to reflect up on the great paschal Mystery. The attitudes of humility and unconditional service of Jesus our master was the theme for the day. During the intercessory prayer we prayed for the priests all over the world and thanked Jesus for the gift of the Holy Eucharist for our spiritual nourishment.


Around 4 pm. The whole community gathered for the breaking of the unleavened bread and a short prayer service recalling the first paschal meal the Israelites had and the paschal meal of Jesus our saviour with his disciples. At 6 p.m. we had the solemn Eucharistic celebration at Arunoday. The main celebrant was Fr. Xavier Innigo S.J.  During the homely he connected the words remember and recall with Jewish Paschal feastand invited each of us to be humble and service minded like Jesus.

Good Friday: At 5 a.m. the community set out together with the neighbouring communities to participate in the Good Friday walk organized by the Parish. The procession began from the Maria Bambina community at Meghdoot and ended in the chapel of Daughters of the Cross sisters. Many parishioners young and old alike, around 15 congregation fathers, sisters and their candidates participated in this event. Everyone felt happy and proud to make little sacrifices for the sake of our faith and unite it to the suffering of Jesus on Calvary. It was also an occasion to   witness our faith in Jesus. Everyone was recollected and prayerful. Throughout the procession we prayed the chaplet of divine Mercy, Rosaries and reflected on the Stations of the Cross. At 3 p.m. we had Good Friday service at Queen of the Mission sister’s chapel. During the service Fr. Thamassin S. J. narrated the story of two soldiers in which how one friend die for the sake of other and invited us to say to Jesus who died for us ‘I know you did it for me, I will never forget it’.


Holy Saturday: The day began with our Blessed mother, keeping her company at the Tomb of Jesus. The prayer service was animated by sr. Clara and Sr. Shirley. The tomb of Jesus was prepared in the garden and it gave a meaningful symbolic ambient for meditating upon the sorrow of Mother Mary. The boarders too joined us in keeping company with our blessed mother. During prayer we prayed for the suffering humanity, the Christians all over the world and those who are persecuting the others. We also prayed for our own sanctification.



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