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Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominican Parish, Bahawalpur

Bahawalpur: On Sunday, October 29, 2023, the second and final day of the Ziarat-e-Muqadsa Mariam event was a joyous occasion at St. Dominican Catholic Church, Bahawalpur. The event was held in high regard and it was a day filled with blessings. Fr. Younas Shahzad OP, the Parish Priest, along with the Prior of St. Dominic’s Priory and four other Dominican friars, Dominican Sisters, Catechists and the devoted parishioners warmly welcomed His Excellency Bishop Yousaf Sohan, Bishop of Multan Diocese.

Being guest of honor, Bishop Yousaf Sohan presiding over the Eucharistic Celebration and granting the Sacrament of Confirmation to the parishioners. To welcome him, there was a cultural and traditional Saraiki Dance known as “Jhumer,” and the band of St. Dominic’s Higher Secondary School played lively music.

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Representatives from different areas gathered to greet Bishop Yousaf Sohan. The Eucharistic celebration began at 10:00 AM, and during the Mass, 136 teenage boys and girls from various schools and regions in the parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Yousaf Sohan.

Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominican Parish, Bahawalpur
Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominican Parish, Bahawalpur

After the Mass, Bishop Yousaf Sohan distributed trophies to the winners of the Quiz & Speech Competition, recognizing their knowledge and speaking skills. To end the day on a good note, food was served to all the parishioners who had come to join the 24th Annual Ziarat-e-Muqadsa Mariam event.

Looking back, this day will be remembered for the special sacraments, celebrations, and the strong sense of community. It was a day when people came together in faith and unity, creating lasting memories for all those who participated.

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