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Tidings March 2021
Greetings to you dear parishioners! It is now more than one year this pandemic, COVID19 started and we are still bearing the brunt of it. Due to this pandemic and restrictions around it, we are still not able to live our normal life and we don't know for sure how long for this will last. For the last issue of Tidings, we had taken the theme “Journey with Christ through the Pandemic. In spite of all odd situations we have been journeying with Christ and grown strong and are moving forward. We need to continue our journey with Christ who is our strength and hope. This year on 17th of February Ash Wednesday, we started the Holy Season of Lent. Despite the restrictions we managed to have the liturgical services on that day. At the sprinkling of the ashes on our head we were invited to repent and believe in the Gospels (Dust you are and unto dust shall you return) and through the first reading, Prophet Joel reminded us to rend our heart and not our cloak. Quite often we are carried away by external changes but the season of Lent reminds us to pay attention to our inner self resulting in change of heart. The Gospel of the day kept before us Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving as the three beautiful means to attain this goal. Let us make best use of these tools to come close to God and each other. For this digital issue of Tidings, we have taken the theme “From Cross to Glory”. Cross is the ultimate sign of God's love for humanity, that God was ready to sacrifice His only Son on the Cross in order to save mankind. The Cross is a reminder of our sinfulness and at the same time a symbol of God's unconditional love for us. St.Paul says to the Corinthians “For the word of the Cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”(1 Cor 1:18). For us the followers of Christ, Cross is a sign of victory and glory, for Jesus says, “whoever does not take up His Cross and follow me is not worthy of me”. So let us rejoice in the Cross of Christ and be victorious like Him. I wish you all Happy Easter! May the Risen Lord triumph over this world and fill each one of us with His Love, Joy and peace. God Bless you all. Fr. Melvin D' Cunha.
 
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 23 Sep 2021
23 Sept 2021 - Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
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    23 Sept 2021 - Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest LECTIONARY: 452 FIRST READING: Hag 1:1-8 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.” Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord.” PSALM: 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b Response: The Lord takes delight in his people. Sing to the LORD a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in their maker, let the children of Zion rejoice in their king. Let them praise his name in the festive dance, let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD loves his people, and he adorns the lowly with victory. Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy upon their couches; Let the high praises of God be in their throats. This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia. GOSPEL: Luke 9:7-9 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him. Source: Archdiocese of Mumbai official website (https://www.archdioceseofbombay.org/)
     
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