1st Sunday of Advent

11-29-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Good morning! Today is the first Sunday of Advent and also first day of a new liturgical calendar, year B. Advent is a season of hope and a period during which as Christians we await the fulfillment of the promise of God through his prophets. In addition to being a season of hope, it is equally, a season of patience and prayer. During these four weeks, we are expected to prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ our Messiah. It suffices to note that while we prepare physically, the most important must be the spiritual preparation.


The Feast of Christ the King

11-22-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning. I hope, you are keeping safe. I am praying for you all.

Today is the thirty fourth as well as last Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A. Most importantly, it is the solemnity of Christ the King. This Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925. The feast is intended to proclaim in a resounding, striking and effective way Christ’s royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.


Being Trustworthy Servants

11-15-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

As we come closer to the end of this liturgical year A, the liturgy of Word of God, encourages us to remain faithful and dedicated to Christ our Savior. As good servants, we must be devoted to Him. Also, we must be ready to render full account of our talents to Him.

Today’s first reading for this Sunday is from proverbs. The virtuous woman of Proverbs radiates as a bright star. The term “virtuous” simply refers to strength, efficiency, or ability. Here, it refers to both spiritual and moral strength, as well as to the firmness of character (Ruth 3:11). So, she is virtuous because of the strength of her character and devotion.


Be Awake, Watch for God

11-08-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

You might have received the mailing from our Diocese regarding the Annual Appeal. Please pray about this and return your pledge/donation soon. Help us to reach each parish’s target. All money received over our target is returned to our parishes to be used for our own programs and needs. Thank you!!

In this thirty second Sunday, the readings encourage us to seek the Lord and always be ready to welcome him. God Himself is Wisdom. He who finds and receives Him, will have the fullness of life in Christ Jesus. Therefore, we must ask God to grant us a share in His wisdom in order to know what to do at all time.


Programs Helped by the Annual Appeal

11-01-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

I wish you all a Happy Halloween!!

This week too, I would like to write more about our Diocesan Annual Appeal. Again, we have prayerfully begun it in our parishes last week. The number and variety of programs and offices it funds is too long to list here. However, some of the various programs are of special interest are listed here. It is amazing how broad the scope of Diocesan involvement is! When you receive the pledge card in the mail, keep in mind all the people you are helping with your generous donation.