Good Friday observed


 Catholic  across the state united in prayers, sung songs of repentance,  observed  fasts and abstained from the worldly comforts to observe  Good Friday, the day,  Jesus Christ was crucified.   
The  statues of the  crucified Jesus were lowered from the  huge  crosses in many churches  recalling  the  crucifixion of  Jesus Christ at the mount  Calvary, 2000 years ago.   
The prayer services followed by masses were celebrated in Margao churches. The priests  narrated the suffering of  Jesus on the cross, who died for the sins of  mankind and their salvations.
At Raia, the Good Friday was observed from 3.30 p.m. The  mass  was celebrated by  Parish Priest, Fr Leonardo Moares, assistant Parish Priests, Fr Seby Dias,  Fr Dylan D Costa and  SVD  followed by sermon.  
The parish priest of Raia, Fr Leonardo Moares in his sermon stressed on  the sufferings, pains of  Jesus on the cross.   
He  said  Jesus died on the cross to save us. “We therefore have to  live an  exemplary life   maintaining  good  relation with families and neighbours,’’ he added. [NT]