Parish Priest’s Message

My Dear Friends,

We have entered into the Ordinary time of the year. Ordinary time begins on the day after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which occurs on the Sunday after the Solemnity of the Epiphany (6 January) in places where the latter is a holy day of obligation. It is celebrated on the Sunday after the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (1 January), and if this falls on 7 or 8 January, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is moved to the following day, the second Monday of the year. The weekdays that follow the Feast if the Baptism of the Lord are reckoned as belonging to the first week of Ordinary Time and the Following Sunday as the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. We are in the Second Sunday of the Ordinary time.
Pope Francis in his General Audience on 15/01/2020 reflected on St. Paul’s journey, which was one with that of the Gospel, is proof that man's journeys, if lived in faith, can become a space of transit for God's salvation,… capable of transforming situations and opening up new paths.”
The Pontiff noted that “Luke ends the Book of Acts not with Paul’s martyrdom but by describing his tireless proclamation of the Gospel, showing the power of God’s word which can never be chained.”
He went on to say that “Paul’s missionary journeys, culminating in this City, reveal the power of God’s grace to open hearts to the Gospel and its saving message.” Our Holly Father invites us, "Don't hold back the fear of making mistakes and fear of taking new paths, because our poverty is not an obstacle, but a tool…because God's grace loves to manifest itself precisely in weakness."
Paul even when he was confined by the prison continued to preach the Gospel, may we be able to preach the Gospel despite all the difficulties that come on our way.
God Bless!


Fr. Lawrence P.R
  (Parish Priest)