A short story that went viral on social media and attributed to C.S. Lewis goes like this: - “Satan: I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.
Jesus: I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources.”
The above story pictures the reality that we all faced and on the last league of overcoming it. It proves to everyone that while darkness seems to have its way around, our faith in God had a better way over everything. It has also taught a lesson that tiny elements can shake the world and at the same time tiny faith can redeem us all.
We thank God for ending the pandemic of Covid-19 and seek God’s help as we step into the bleak future with unemployment, weak economy, poverty along with natural calamities.
As the above story indicates it gives me immense joy and encouragement pastorally because many SCC groups were able to be creative in coming together for prayer as well as to respond to the needy around them. The many who are coming to church for mass is a real witness that faith is alive in-spite of lockdowns. God is not forgotten but God has become closer to the families, hearts and in individual lives.
Here the parish Church, while welcomes you for the mass, makes a humble request to give importance to the health care. The Volunteers whole heartedly are at your service on Sundays in guiding the faithful. We the Parish clergy thank them sincerely for their service to the church.
We start the new month of November when all our patron saints and all our beloved departed are remembered. May the saints intercede for us while we pray for the departed souls to reach heaven.
May the Lord Jesus protect all of us and keep us safe and lead us through the intercession of Mother of Perpetual Help.
Fr. Anthony Swamy, C.Ss.R