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 dynamic Tuesday!
(Lk 13, 18-21)
The working of God is totally different from the human concepts. Humanity desires spectacular events, dazzling episodes and everything that is full of extravaganza. But divine pedagogy is quite the opposite. God chooses what is humble, simple and, at times, insignificant realities to convey His love and concern for us. His dosages are tiny and the effect is mighty! It seems to be a hidden reality, nevertheless, its efficacy goes beyond human expectation. Such is the divine stratergy. It is as tiny as a mustard seed and as little as a pinch of yeast. Both seem to be insignificant realities but their growth is beyond measures. God's action is powerful but hardly visible!
In my life as a Christian, do l look for spectacular and dazzling events, or am l sober in my belief, allowing God to enter into my life slowly and steadily with His invisible but transforming power?
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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.