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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

Fr. Mendes
Fr. Socorro Mendes
Parish Priest 
St. Anthony Church Siolim

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.

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Good morning and wish you a wonderful Wednesday! (Mt 5, 17-19)

The Torah (Law) and the Navim (Prophet) are the key words in the OT. Both express the WILL of God. This can be concretely noted when during Transfiguration Moses (through whom Law was given) and Elijah ( the Prophet) appeared both confirming the divine Will. That is why there is a harmonious synthesis between what comes from the OT and what is represented by the person of Jesus in the NT. The PERSON of Jesus embodies both these basic foundations and that is why He is called the WORD. Word which expresses divine Law & divine Will.

When l read the SCRIPTURES do l encounter JESUS, the Word & Will of God?

@SocMen 12/VI/2024

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.

Luke 6:38

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