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.

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God morning and wish you a happy Tuesday in company with St. Vincent de Paul. ( Lk 9, 51-56)
Luke describes Jesus as preparing for His Pasch. He is determined to accomplish His Father's Mission. But He is chased away by the Samaritan villagers. Jesus, the non-violent and kind gentleman takes a different route. John and James become vindictive and it is astonishing how they are envious and want to have recourse to retributive justice by invoking fire from above. Jesus rebukes them and leads their steps in another direction. Jesus instead of being instinctive or vindictive, allows things to let go by proposing another alternative.
Do l have the heart and mind of Jesus to understand the deficiencies of others and propose to them non-violent and compassionate means?
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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.

Luke 6:38

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