Message from the Parish Priest

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1. It’s a moment of joy and happiness to stand before the Lord thanking Him for all the wonders He has worked in our lives. We are saved from the pandemic and re-united with the living Body of the Church to worship the Lord and offer the sacrifice of Calvary. It has rejuvenated our Christian spirit as St. Peter says: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7.

We enter into the season of Lent with this hope, which calls us forth for an introspection of one’s past life, challenges for a true repentance and invites for a renewal of oneself to enter into the new life that Jesus offers through His Passion, Death and resurrection. God says through the prophet Ezekiel 33:11 “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.”

“We are called to respond to God’s gift” by listening to His Word, so that it might “bear fruit in our lives.” – Pope Francis. The Holy Father goes on to connect Paul’s words to the Galatians “Let us not grow tired of praying,” realizing that we need God and others. “Let us not grow tired of uprooting evil from our lives,” embracing fasting in order “to fortify our spirit for the battle against sin,” especially through the sacrament of Confession and by fighting against the

tendency to sin. “Let us not grow tired of doing good in active charity towards our neighbour,” giving joyfully and generously to others, especially those in most need. (Lenten message of Pope Francis : 2022).

Let each one make this season of Lent a grace filled experience. Pope Francis invites all the faithful to join hands in the process of Synodality by sharing our faith experience through Communion, Participation, and Mission of the church. Let our experience of God enrich each other in the path of building the kingdom of God.

We continue to thank God for all the support rendered by your prayers, participation in the services of the Parish and valuable suggestions rendered for its growth by everyone especially the former Parish Council members. We now congratulate the New Parish Council members who have accepted this new responsibility to dedicate their lives for the welfare of the parish community. May the Holy Spirit inspire and assist the members to do this responsible work diligently with much commitment.

Wish you all a blessed Lent to bear fruit in our lives – Easter Joy.

Parish Priest