Ponkinkalai had the greatest joy on 30th of October, as it had the opening and blessing of its new church. The happiest occasion started at 4.30 pm by welcoming Rev Bishop Jerome Dhass and Fr.K.Ignancimuthu the provincial. More than 30 priests and many religious were present to grace the occasion. First the flag post was blessed and the flag was hoisted in front of thousands gathered there. Then the bishop blessed the church, while the provincial opened it. Then the Holy Eucharist was celebrated in which, the alter, the tabernacle, the statues and all other holy things were blessed. At the end of the celebration, the parish priest thanked everyone present, including all the sponsors and the builders. It was followed by church feast on following days.
– Fr. D. Britto