Fulfilling God's Plan for our Lives

10-17-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God.

Good morning to you . I welcome you all to the Joint Fall Festival which is going to be this Sunday, October 17 at our Immaculate Conception Church.

On this 29th Sunday in Ordinary time, our readings convey how deeply God understands our weaknesses and sufferings, and how we are called to imitate Him through humility and service. Our First Reading reminds us that Jesus suffered for us — “through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear.” Out of love for us, He willingly submitted to this to fulfill His Father’s mission.

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Wisdom

10-10-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. On this twenty-eight Sunday of ordinary time, we celebrate Christ the Wisdom and Word of God. Christ is sufficient and all things for us. We are rich in him because, he is alive and active in our hearts. We must be willing to give up everything in this life for the sake of the Lord Jesus.

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The Importance of Marriage and Family

10-03-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all. On this 27th Sunday, we are invited to reflect on the significance and importance of the institutions of marriage and family through reading of today. Both are essential institutions founded on genuine love for the sustenance of humanity. Marriage plays the dual role. First, it serves the of affection between couples and, the sustenance of humanity through procreation.

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God Uses Us for His Mission

09-26-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all. The liturgy of Word of God of this Sunday says that God freely gives his spirit to all people. Through God’s free gift, people of all nations can resist evil and manifest His true Spirit in their lives and actions.

In our First Reading, a young man approaches Moses to inform him that Eldad and Medad were prophesying in the camp. Joshua, who is Moses’ aide, encourages Moses to stop these men. Moses responds, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow his spirit on them all!” Essentially, Moses is telling his men to stop being jealous that others too have the gift of prophecy bestowed on them from the Lord.

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Become like Children

09-19-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all. The readings of 25th Sunday invite us to listen to Christ, who came down from heaven to serve humanity, and to follow his example by living an orderly and peaceful life. Today’s first reading is fulfilled in the life of Christ. First, it points to Christ the Son of God, who was put to death by jealous and wicked people. As a righteous man, Jesus reproached the and condemned the ambitious Pharisees and scribes of his time. They took offense, and so, persecuted and crucified Christ.

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The Cross is steady, while the world is turning.

09-12-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all. On this 24th Sunday of ordinary time, we honor and celebrate Christ the son of God who humbly accepted the weakness of our human condition. He demonstrated his solidarity with us by generously renouncing himself and accepting the cross.

In sports, business, politics and even religion, we measure success or failure according to these standards. For example, a business is successful if it generates big profits; or a government is successful if it performs well in the polls.

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