WELCOME OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST FR.MENDES
It gives me immense joy to join you as your pastor leading this renowned Parish of St. Anthony, Siolim, along with my close collaborators, to greater spiritual heights. Hence, I greet all of you with fraternal love! In our times the immense gift that the Creator has bestowed upon us is none other than the privilege of communicating to one another at the pace of the “speed of light.” Within no seconds we are connected to each other in any remote part of the world and remain updated of all the news and happenings on account of the internet facilities. That is why the entire universe has been reduced to a“global village” and everyone experiences the closest of proximity when communicating with others who are miles and miles away from us. In this most challenging period of Covid-19
Our Profound Gratitude
The Late Mr. Sebastian Lazaro Florentino D’Cruz once wrote in one of his books, “ Just as all Goenkars have a taste for their rice and curry so also all Catholics love their village church. But my love to my church trancends far beyond this saying.” Following in the footsteps of his ancestors who had been working in our Siolim Church as Sacristians, he too dedicated 10 years of service as a Sacristian from 1945 to 1955.
Good morning and wish you a gracious weekend!
(Jn 16, 23-28)
John the Evangelist is affirming one important TRUTH: The NAME of Jesus IS the most powerful! What St. Paul has already uttered in Second Philippians is being re-affirmed by John.
In fact, no name in this entire universe and in the heavens is as powerful as the name of Jesus. It is through His name that we get our prayers answered, that we are healed from any sickness, that we experience peace and tranquility and above all complete Joy and satisfaction! So many holy men have crossed each others' paths in this mortal world, but their names have not been invoked to drive away demons, BUT only in the name of Jesus have prayers been answered, people being cured and tranquility has been experienced and demons chased.
Do l really believe in the efficacy of the powerful NAME of JESUS, OUR SAVIOUR AND MASTER?
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Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.