Pentecost Sunday

05-19-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

We profess in the Creed, ‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’. 1 Cor 12:3 states that “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit” and Gal 4:6 states that “God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying ‘Abba Father’” (our attempts to be united to the Father). The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us “to be in touch with Christ, we must have been touched by the Holy Spirit.”

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The Ascension of the Lord

05-12-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

This Sunday as we celebrate the Solemnity of The Ascension of Our Lord, we reflect on the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 660, “First, it is clear that this is spoken of as a real, historical event. Christ was really taken up at a particular time in human history and from a particular place (the time was forty days after his Resurrection, the place was most likely Mount Olives near Jerusalem).

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

05-05-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

As we are getting closer to the end of the Easter Season, on the 6th Sunday of Easter we continue to hear Jesus echo his message from the 5th Sunday’s Gospel ‘To remain in him’. We won’t get to hear the 6th Sunday’s Gospel instead we will pray with the Gospel of the 7th Sunday of Easter as our rubrics explain: Where the Ascension is transferred to Sunday, 12th May, the second reading and Gospel of the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

04-28-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

One of the most powerful passages of Pope Francis recent apostolic exhortation on holiness was about this need to ‘remain in Jesus’: “So let me ask you: Are there moments when you place yourself quietly in the Lord’s presence, when you calmly spend time with him, when you bask in his gaze? Do you let his fire inflame your heart? Unless you let him warm you more and more with his love and tenderness, you will not catch fire. How will you then be able to set the hearts of others on fire by your words and witness?” (Gaudete et Exsultate §151)

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

04-21-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as ‘The Good Shepherd Sunday’. All three years (A, B & C) we read from the same parable (John 10). The sacred writers of the Old Testament beautifully presented God as the Good Shepherd and the sacred writers of the New Testament presented Jesus as the Good Shepherd since they perfectly understood and believed that Jesus is the incarnation Word of God the Father, revealing to us His identity by what he does as the Good Shepherd. In the same way ‘the sheep’ or ‘the flock’ is the land and people of Israel in the Old Testament and ‘The Church’ in the New Testament.

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Third Sunday of Easter

04-14-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

We are witnesses! This is the theme we reflect and pray about this third Sunday of Easter. Every age has seen its own witnessing spirit of Christians after the Resurrection of Jesus. The word ‘Martyr’ in Greek means one who bears witness (to Christ). We bear witness to Christ’s resurrection; we are also witness to Christ who by rising on the third day gave us the graces of repentance and forgiveness.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

04-07-2024From Fr. Antony's DeskFr. Antony Arockiadoss

Dear Family!

It is not a bad idea to wish each other ‘Happy Easter’ all through the season of Easter as Christ’s Resurrection is the foundation of our faith. It was wonderful seeing all of you during the Holy Week services and Easter celebrations. Thank you for making the effort to attend all church services, especially the Triduum, though they were long but very meaningful. A big thanks to all our volunteers in cleaning the church; our decorating teams with flowers and lights; our lectors and Eucharistic ministers, our choir, servers, counters, clergy and staff.

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