The Transfiguration

02-25-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

God morning to you all. I wish and pray that our mighty God may bless you and your family members with His forgiveness, peace, joy, good heath and prosperity in this graceful season of Lent. Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Lent. The running theme of today’s readings is the transfiguration of our Jesus. In the first reading, we see Abraham’s willingness to offer his beloved son, Isaac, as a sacrifice in an extraordinary test of faith. Abraham’s obedience, although seemingly extreme, demonstrates the transformative nature of faith.

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Ask God for forgiveness during Lent

02-18-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God.

Good morning to you all. Today is already first Sunday of Lent. The readings of this Sunday are inviting us to renew our covenant with God. Here I would like write a little about the season of Lent.

As we all know, the season of Lent has been begun already. Lent is a time of conversion and penance that the Catholic Church offers to believers to prepare for and live the Easter triduum — the mystery of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. During the 40 days (this year Feb. 14–March 28), Catholics can set goals to grow in holiness and help others do the same.

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Lenten Obligations

02-11-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

Good morning! The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. Lenten regulations are as follows:

1. Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent, and Good Friday.

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Be instruments of Jesus' healing

02-04-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all! May the peace of God be with you!!

On this fifth Sunday in Ordinary time, the readings call us to reflect on Jesus’ power to heal us, both physically and spiritually. In the first reading, Job laments that he is experiencing so much misery and despair. Job's lament in the first reading highlights the profound struggle of human suffering and the search for meaning amidst life's trials. It resonates with anyone grappling with pain, loss, or hardship. Contrasting with human suffering, the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel emphasize God's compassion and healing power.

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Jesus' Authority

01-28-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. Hope, you are all hale and healthy. I am praying for you all every day. On this fourth Sunday of ordinary time, the Liturgy of Word of God encourages us to listen attentively to Christ who speaks with authority. The readings collectively focus on the recognition and acceptance of divine authority and be obedient to God’s authority.

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“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

01-21-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

First of all, I thank all those who helped to remove the decorations in our three Churches. I could see more hands working with your enthusiasm, dedication and commitment. I appreciate you all.

The readings for the third Sunday in Ordinary Time invite us to be transformed by the call of Jesus. In the first reading, Jonah hears God’s call and sets off for Nineveh. Jonah gave a message of repentance to the people of Nineveh. They believed in God, repented and fasted with sack cloths. The inhabitants of Nineveh heard the message, believed it, repented and God had mercy on them and their city. The story of Nineveh is simply a sign that God loves mercifully and that history is in His hands. This mercy and love are what He wishes to use us to communicate to our world.

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God is calling us

01-14-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. Again, I thank specially all those who assisted with music, singing, decorating the churches, lecturing, serving, and ushering during the last Christmas season. Now the Christmas season is over. We have started the ordinary season. It goes unto weeks and then we start Lenten season in the liturgical calendar.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

01-07-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to all. Again, I specially 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. I was very happy to see more people.

Today, we solemnly celebrate the feast of “The Epiphany of the Lord,” and this is the last Sunday of the Christmas season. Now, the word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word 'Epiphania' meaning 'revelation,' or 'manifestation.’

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