Since the start of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has encouraged the use of the Rosary as a means by which Christians can contemplate the lives of Jesus and Mary, and imitate their example.
The Mission Rosary is a special form of the prayer, established in 1951 by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, US National Director of Missio. He saw the need for us to pray for the whole world, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable at home and overseas.
The Mission Rosary is very popular with children and is a wonderful way for them to gain an understanding of what it means to belong to the Universal Church, a global community
of peoples from different cultures. It is a physical reminder that while children in Scotland pray for children overseas, children around the world are also praying for them in an amazing exchange of faith and friendship.
The Mission Rosary is different from a traditional rosary because it is made up of five different colours. Each colour represents a different continent in the world and it helps us to pray for children in that continent living in poverty and adversity.
Africa is represented by the green decade which stands for the forests and grasslands there.
The Americas are red representing the fire of faith.
Europe is white because it is the home of the Holy Father in Rome.
Oceania is shown in blue for the oceans surrounding the islands there.
Asia is represented in yellow as a symbol of the sun rising in the East.
fourth colour is BLuE, which represents OCEANIA Our fifth colour is YELLOW, which represents ASIA
Our prAYEr fOr OCEANIA
Let us pray for the people of Oceania and the missionaries who deliver God’s love there. We pray that we may value and care for the oceans and sea life that surround Oceania; so that the people can live in safety and are able to care for one another as Jesus taught us. Amen.
The Holy Ghost Church Minority Cell was inaugurated on 1st September 2019 to help students to enroll for Minority Scholarship from the government.
For details please visit: https://gokdom.kar.nic.in
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05 September 2019 Current Affairs: The International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September across the world. The day is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa. The day aims to make people understand the importance of charity.
The day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011. In 2012, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) officially declared 5 September as the International Day of Charity.
Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa, was born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, North Macedonia. In 1950, she founded the Missionaries of Charity in India. It helps the poor on the streets of Kolkata. The foundation manages homes for people who are dying of leprosy, TB and HIV/AIDS. Through the charity, Mother Teresa spent around 45 years in serving the poor, sick, orphaned and dying on the streets of Kolkata. She died at the age of 87 in 1997 in Kolkata.
Awards: In 1962 she was awarded Padma Shri and Ramon Magsaysay. In 1979 she was awarded Nobel Prize for Peace and in 1980 she received Bharat Ratna award. In 2016 she was canonizedby Pope Francis.
Rev. Fr. Osmond D'Souza served as the Parish Priest of Holy Ghost, Bangalore from 1978 to 1984. He reached his eternal Home on 22nd of July 2019. His funeral services were conducted on 24th of July 2019, Wednesday at OLPS church, Chembur at 10 am. May his soul Rest in Peace.