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From The Pastor's Desk,

My Dear Loving Parishioners!

Come June, and we are on the threshold of a new academic year. A new beginning is a beautiful opportunity which life gives us to be grateful to the Almighty. God has showered His abundant blessings on us all through the year gone by and we must thank Him in anticipation for the best that He has planned for us and which is yet to come.

As I complete one year of being your shepherd in this parish I want to thank the Almighty, for the abundant blessings He has bestowed on me during the year. I take this opportunity to thank you my dear parishioners for your love, concern, encouragement, co-operation and for the whole hearted support you gave me. I have benefited immensely from your goodness and generosity. I humbly request you to continue your prayerful support towards the growth and wellbeing of the parish.

I am sure most of you might have taken a break from your busy schedule of work and study. This summer break might have given you a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones and friends. Now, we are back to begin the new pastoral and academic year. I wish and pray that this new academic year brings with it abundant blessings and peace from the Lord on your families and on the parish as a whole.

As we get set to begin all our various activities, events and challenges, let us remember that we are celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart – Our Parish Feast on 10thJune, 2018. We have chosen the theme ‘Heart of Jesus – A call to love’ for this issue of our parish bulletin. We do struggle with the notion of loving people the way God has called us to love. It is well known that God asks His children to love one another, yet living a life of love proves to be difficult in a society imbued with selfishness. There is no lack in theology on the topic of love, anyone will freely speak of love with great conviction, but their behaviour speaks of selfishness. Why is it so hard to live in a loving way when we talk so freely about it? Why is it that we can say that we love our neighbour and yet our neighbours don’t actually feel loved by us? So there is a genuine need to implement God’s call to love. The call to love shows us how to live it. Let us take the plunge and go from talking about love to living a life of love.

I would like to thank Fr. Infant Vinodh SVD for the pastoral services rendered to our parish and wish him all the best in his new assignment. At the same time I warmly welcome Fr. Sunil Soreng SVD who joins our pastoral team. And finally on behalf of the parish clergy team, I wish each one of you a very Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May the love of Jesus live in the hearts of all!

Fr. Innocent Fernandes, SVD
(Parish Priest)