Fix Your Eyes on Heavenly Things

07-31-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear people of God,

Good morning to you all. First of all, I thank you all sincerely for your great support to my native catholic diocese of Vellore through the Mission Coop program.

On this eighteenth Sunday, we are called to focus our attention on the heavenly realities more than on the earthly shadows.

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Mission Coop Program 2022

07-24-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Joyful greetings from Fr Doss. Every year, the diocese of Lacrosse sends a missionary Priest to our parishes for mission appeal. This year our diocesan mission office director very. Rev Fr. Woodrow H. Pace has assigned our three parishes for my native diocese. So, I would like to share a few details about my native diocese back in India.

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Listen and Serve

07-17-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning. The Liturgy of word of God of this Sunday reminds us the importance of hospitality. It is a Christian virtue and our duty towards others. They remind us of the need to pay attention to Christ our Guest

In the first reading, Abraham displayed his hospitality by receiving and welcoming strangers in his house. Fortunately for him, the strangers were messengers from God. Not only did he welcome them under his roof, he took extreme care of their material needs. He equally paid attention to their message and instruction. Hence, through his hospitality, he expressed his spirituality. For this, God decided to reward and bless his household. God promised Abraham a child. God wants us to be hospitable. we have to be good and hospitable, because it is right and just.

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Being Neighbor

07-10-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. On this fifteenth Sunday, we have the parable of the Good Samaritan in the gospel reading. It was in response to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” asked by a scholar of the law. Jesus told him to love his neighbor as himself. This is a classic parable because it clearly depicts the need to care for those who are in need. It should be noted that in the end, Jesus referred to the Samaritan who helped the robber’s victim as the neighbor. Thus, the one who help is being neighbor to the neighbor in need.

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Bring Peace to the World

07-03-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Arul Doss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. On this fourteenth Sunday, the liturgy of word of God draws our attention to the need, and importance of peace in our world. In the first reading of today, God in his infinite goodness offers us peace: “Now towards her I send overflowing peace like a river.” When we allow this peace to flow into our hearts and guide our lives, we become fulfilled, satisfied, and our communities and entire world become a wonderful place. We are therefore called to be messengers, instruments, and agent of this peace. It must flow from, and through us to others.

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