ALAPPUZHA: The Chavara Bhavan and the faithful here celebrated the canonisation of Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara at Kainakari on Sunday.
A procession was taken out from Kainakari Chavara junction on the Alappuzha-Changanassery road. Fr Philip Vaikkathukaran inaugurated the procession.
It was followed by a meeting, which was inaugurated by Bishop Mar Jose Puthenveettil, at the Chavara Bhavan.
The live telecast of the canonisation ceremony from Rome was arranged at the Chavara Bhavan from 2.30 pm.
Over hundreds of faithfuls took part in the procession and other programmes.
A thanksgiving Holy Mass, led by Father James Chakkalackal and assisted by Chavara Bhavan director Father Johnson Pandalanickal, was held in the evening.