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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. 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 serene Saturday! (Jn 21, 20-25)

Even after confirming Peter's love, he still remains at an emotional level as he demonstrates his jealousy and his curious nature. He would like to know things, but Jesus does not directly reveal to him certain events of the future. He is asking him to trust in the God's providence. Life is a mystery and as such every disciple is called to trust absolutely in God, and to remain open to the gift of the Holy Spirit who will direct the Church in a mysterious way.
As a disciple of Christ am l open to the hand of God directing my life at every instant?

@SocMen 18/V/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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