Re-examine Your Ways

01-24-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

I would like to write some reflections on the basis of this third Sunday’s readings as usually. These readings encourage us to re-examine and change our ways in order to avoid the imminent wrath of God, and to enjoy his mercy. They equally remind us of its urgency (in relation to time), which is one theme that runs through and unifies the three readings of this Sunday.

In today's first reading Jonah laments, “Only forty days, and Nineveh will be destroyed”, Paul reminds us in today's second reading that: “Our time is growing short”, while Jesus Christ proclaims in today's: “The time has come…the kingdom of God is close at hand.” So, we must not hold tenaciously to this passing world. Finally, it encourages us to collaborate with Jesus as: “Fishers of Men,” in order to transform and save our world.

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Come and You Will See

01-17-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Sincerely I thank all those who helped to remove Crib decorations in all our three Churches. I could see your love, enthusiasm, dedication and commitment towards the running of our three parishes. It is really a great of moment of life in USA and appreciate you all.

In this second Sunday of ordinary time, we hear the voice of God louder as always, inviting us to be his disciples. Today, the liturgy of Word of God reminds us that God’s call is real and that, God knows and calls us personally by our names. Thus, it encourages us to respond effectively to this call with our body, soul and spirit.

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Cathedral Capital Campaign

01-10-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

I would like to write about our Cathedral Capital Campaign because Our Bishop Callahan has asked all pastors to share this message. It is the launch of the La Crosse Diocese. Christ Our Cornerstone campaign to restore the steeple and facilitate other restorations to our beloved St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral at La Crosse.

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Epiphany of Our Lord

01-03-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,

I especially thank all those who decorated the Cribs and Churches in all our three parishes. I also sincerely thank you all who participated in Christmas Masses. It was a good attendance.

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Epiphany, and in a most special way the day of the three kings who brought Jesus very costly and symbolic gifts of gold, mire, and frankincense. The term Epiphany is of Greek origin, epiphaninen. It is a verb which means “to reveal,” or “to manifest.”

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Feast of the Holy Family

12-27-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters.

I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year-2021. Sincerely I am thanking you all for your wishes, prayers and Christmas Cards in view of Christmas.

This first Sunday of Christmas is dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It is the model of every true Christian Family. It is the nucleus of the human society and the place where life and learning begin. The importance of today’s celebration both in the life of the Church and our society cannot be underestimated.

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Wishing you a Joyful Christmas

12-20-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Greetings of love and Peace to you all.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas. How are all in your family? I pray at the Altar of Christ for your happiness and good health. Many more blessings of God be with you all.

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Rejoice!

12-13-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

The Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday or Sunday of Joy. This day takes its common name from the Latin word Gaudete “Rejoice”, the first word of the introit of this day’s Mass: This may be translated as: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice.

The readings of today are all filled with Joy and Hope in the coming Lord. The prophet Isaiah declared that he will greatly rejoice in the Lord and his whole being shall exult in His God (61,10). This is because the Holy one of Israel, the Lord who comes has been anointed with the holy spirit to bring good news to all those who are oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor… and comfort to all who mourn (Isaiah 61:1-2).

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

12-06-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,

A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths”. (Mk 1:3).

On this second week of Advent, the liturgy of Word of God calls us to reflect on the reason of Christ’s coming, and on what we are expected to do this season. Today, our readings focus on the nearness of the Lord’s coming and the need for repentance for the forgiveness of sins. So, one very important question today is, why is Christ coming? He is coming because he loves us. He is coming to save us. He is coming to make all things new. He has a mission, and that mission is for us, and for our salvation.

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