St. Anthony Church
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 pleasant Thursday! (Mk 12, 28b - 34)
Normally, the teachers of the Law or the scribes liked to discuss about their Torah and its application, but this particular teacher of the Law wants to discuss about "LOVE," that is, Law and Love put together.
Jesus, who Himself is the WORD, combines a brilliant teaching placing the Law of Love equally parallel to each other, emphasising both the dimensions, the vertical one (Love of God) and the horizontal one (Love of the neighbour). My Love for God should spontaneously spill itself into Love of neighbour!
Am l serious about showing the same Love that l show for God to my neighbour ?