Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful to God and to You All!
“How can I repay the Lord for all the favors he has done to me? I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people” Psalm 116:12-14.
How can I repay the Lord for all the favors he has done to me during these days? The Ruby Jubilee celebration was an awesome experience to all those who have attended it, both from our community and from outside, for bishops and Priests as well! Even though it was on a weekday, due to the convenience of all our Priests Friends, even with a short period of time, you all came, some of you straight from work, to celebrate the day. I am grateful to God first, and then to you all, for everything in my life, mission and ministry. Lots of planning, preparations, hard work, dedication and commitment were there behind this successful and beautiful celebrations and ceremonies. Coming together before the Lord to celebrate Holy Qurbana is always a joy and awe experience.
I offered the THANKSGIVING MASS was an expression of my sincere gratitude for all those blessings received, of course everything from the Lord, then through my Parents, Families, Professors, Bishops, Priest-friends, Parishioners and all well-wishers.
Our Parish Community is a great blessing for all of us, to come together for Prayer, Eucharistic celebration, Sacraments and friendship. I would like to THANK the Trustees, Parish Council Members, Ward Secretaries, Campaign Secretaries, CCD Teachers, PTA, Liturgical Team (Altar Servers, Choir Members & Eucharistic Ministers) Volunteers and Parishioners, for their sincere support they have provided to the Parish and to me personally as well!
Season of Advent
We are entering to the Season of Advent, a great time to prepare ourselves to welcome Messiah into our lives, families and community, and to celebrate it during this coming Christmas time. Caroling is an opportunity to meet our families and pray with them. I encourage Parents to go for Caroling with proper protection (Physically and socially), for your children.
Fr. John Melepuram
Vicar / Pastor