India is a treasure trove of rich cultural practices. These practices are unlike others in the rest of the world. We are in the midst of the festive season and blessing of vehicles is part of it.
Vehicles are part and parcel of today’s busy life. One cannot dream of living without a vehicle. While vehicles carry one to his workplace, for another it is the means of earning his living – almost all of us are deeply indebted to the auto rickshaw driver that took our children to school and brought them back. In the local culture, this indispensible commodity in our life is blessed in this festive season.
Keeping with this tradition, vehicles of parishioners were blessed on 23rd and 24th of October 2023 after each mass. Owners of all kinds of vehicles were brought for blessing. After the Eucharistic celebration, a brief prayer service was held during which the vehicles were blessed.