From the Parish Priest

      Church and worship places facing lockdown is a shocking reality to all of us. COVID 19 has gripped the whole world and taken a considerable death toll. While this is a matter of worry to people of all walks of life, it has also brought us to self-enlightenment that humanity has to stop, change and proceed. It’s the right opportunity to introspect, inspect and explore ways to transform our lifestyle while nature would do its own way of recuperating from all types of pollutions. This will pave a new and more appropriate way of living when the lockdown is lifted by the authorities.

      While COVID 19 locked us all within our homes, it did not diminish our Christian spirit of sharing and caring for the needy. Many organizations and philanthropists extended their help to the needy by distributing food grains, cooked food, offering shelter to migrants, distributing masks and sanitizers. Here at Holy Ghost Church, together with the help of SCC leaders and volunteers we were able to extend our help. We have distributed more than three thousand packets of food materials around the parish to Christians and people of other faith. I extend our gratitude to all the SCC leaders and volunteers who put their life at risk in distributing ration and food to the poor families. I whole heartedly thank all the donors who contributed towards this noble cause.

      As I look back into the past one year, serving in this parish has given us immense satisfaction and joy despite it being very demanding. We seek your continued prayers and support in our ministry in shepherding this parish.

      Feast of Pentecost, the titular feast of our Parish Church falls on 31st May, 2020 and we pray specially for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We also celebrate the Laudato Si week with its theme “Everything is connected” between the 16th to the 24th of May. May we see our desire to be connected with the parish, worshiping together as a community in the church become a reality very soon.

      Lastly, my appreciation to all of you in rising to the occasion and transforming your homes into domestic churches through these days of lock-down. We have managed to stay connected in prayer through the on-line services. May our Blessed Mother continue to pray and intercede for us.

 

 

Fr. Anthony Swamy, C.Ss.R

Parish Priest