We rejoice in God who never abandoned us to fate

01-16-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Since last Monday, the Liturgical Calendar opened unto us the Ordinary Season. The expression Ordinary Season signifies the period in which the synthesis of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels is recounted to us during the year. On this Sunday, we rejoice in God who never abandoned us to fate.

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Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord

01-09-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. This Sunday, we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It recalls the history of the Lord’s own baptism and reminds us of the importance of the sacrament of baptism in our lives as Christians.

The first reading today is a message of hope and consolation to all God’s people. Christ, the anointed one of God is with us to bring us healing. Most importantly, He is here to restore our peace.

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

01-02-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

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. This year too, 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.” In Sacred Scripture, we see that even the cosmos proclaimed the Lord’s coming with the Star in the east. After the Star appeared, the Magi traveled far to see the Child Jesus. When they saw the Child with His mother, they bowed down in adoration.

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