2020-21 Diocesan Annual Appeal

10-25-2020Weekly Reflection

Dear Reverend. Aruldoss and People of three Parishes,

May the Lord give you peace! Do not fear; I am with you (Isaiah 41:10)

I write to you with sincere appreciation of your efforts and willingness to shepherd God’s people through the most challenging of times. It is through your dedication and hard work to promote and teach the joy of the Gospel that encourages a life that Christ calls us to, a life of stewardship for which we were created. Thank you for your efforts and for your willingness to give witnesses through prayer, time, and talent to make our efforts fruitful.


Challenges of being a Missionary

10-18-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Rom 10:14-15). With these beautiful words of Saint Paul, I begin this reflection on this 29th Sunday, which is celebrated as World Mission Sunday.


The banquet is ready. Come!

10-11-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Friends,

We are in the month Of October which is dedicated to our Lady of Rosary. It is a very good pious work to recite Rosary everyday in your families. Praying Rosary is a best weapon to fight against our temptations and evils in our lives.

This twenty eighth Sunday readings talk about the banquet of the Lord. The Prophet Isaiah tells us in the first reading that God will provide a banquet for all peoples. Everyone is invited. God wants all to be saved and that should always be our prayer for our sisters and brothers.


Pray to God with Complete Confidence.

10-04-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

I could see and experience the Beauty of our mighty God’s creation in this season of Fall. Here I would like share some reflections on the basis of this Sunday readings.

Saint Paul tells us today in the second reading, from the Letter to the Philippians: “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.(Phil 4:6)” The other two readings, speak of God’s love for us that is so intense that it is expressed in images of destruction for those who will not listen to His love and respond to it.


Be Obedient to God's Will

09-27-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

We continue to reflect upon the meaning of Christian discipleship in the context of the Kingdom of God in this 26th Ordinary Sunday. The dominant theme of today's Scripture Readings is to lead a virtuous life by being obedient to the will of God.

In today’s First Reading, Prophet Ezekiel exhorts the people of Israel to renounce their wicked ways and to embrace the life-giving grace of God. Conversion is a vital option and a personal challenge. There is only one way to life - by living a virtuous life here and now. God does not want the death of a sinner, but that he may live.


09-20-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Christ,

What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’ Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Mt 20:16)

As Christians with feelings and emotions, we always want to be just and sincere in our dealings with others especially with those whom we serve and those who serve us in different ways. We may feel that in today’s parable, Jesus was an unjust man, who had no compassion towards the ones who worked the whole day. No, our God is God and has his own ways and His own thoughts. God loves us eternally and is always willing to forgive us and to show us mercy.


Forgiveness is an Act of Freedom

09-13-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Friends,

I wish you all a bilateral Labor Day (7th Sept), Feast of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8th Sept) and the Most Holy Name of Mary (12th Sept). I prayed for you all specially during these days.

Last Sunday, the liturgy of the word of God reminded us of the importance of reconciliation through fraternal dialogue and mutual love. In this 24th Sunday, it invites us to reflect on forgiveness. It is a very important element of reconciliation. It is the central message of today’s first and gospel readings.



09-06-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People Of God,

In this twenty third Sunday of ordinary time, the liturgy of word of God reminds us of our responsibility towards one another. Most importantly, it reminds us that dialogue and mutual love is the best method of to promote reconciliation.

In the first reading, God reminds us through Prophet Ezekiel, that we have a responsibility towards one another. This is especially, with regards to counseling and warning others of the consequences of their actions in order to save them. It takes love to warn, counsel or advice someone. So, we are to do this with love. It is our duty to speak out, counsel, and even warn our brothers and sisters, children, friends and relatives when they are missing their path.


Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him.

08-30-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters of my three parishes,

I am very glad to meet you again through this message.

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mt 16:24).

The liturgy of word of God in this 22nd Sunday encourages us to overcome all our obstacles in order to offer ourselves completely to Christ. Hence, all the readings lean towards total submission and conformity to Christ.


Upon this rock I will build my church

08-23-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

“And so, I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 16:18-19)
In today’s Gospel we read, Jesus gives the keys to the kingdom of heaven to Peter one of His Apostles. What moves Jesus to give keys to this disciple? We already know Peter as someone who is rather quick and rash in his judgement.


God's Mercy

08-16-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

God’s mercy is for all. God’s mercy to entire humanity without borders is one of the themes running through all three readings this Sunday. It simply means that every one of us has equal opportunity of the mercy of God if we respond accordingly to His invitation. Therefore, all the readings of this Sunday present to us a God whose mercy is not the sole or exclusive right of any individual or particular group.


Faith over Fear

08-09-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

The Liturgy of the word of God gives us a wonderful message. We fear in our lives about some thing especially in this pandemic time. In fear we forget who we are, we lose contact with our source of strength and with that which sustains us. May our Jesus Christ always dispel our fears with a touch of His hands and strengthen always our little faith.


Thirsting for God's Love

08-02-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of our three Parishes.

I express my hearty thanks for your good response to our Reunite, Rebuild and Rejoice appeal.

In the readings of Eighteenth Sunday, we meet both physical and spiritual hunger. For sure we must eat physical food to go on living. Of course, We need to eat and cannot live just on spiritual longings. On the other hand, many people get so caught up in their physical desires and needs that they effectively block spiritual hunger for long periods of time in their lives. Some people would even claim never to have had spiritual hunger.