19th May 2019

Dear Parishioner,

Today is a very special day in the life of our parish community. Fourteen of our young children are receiving Jesus for the first time in their life. Something that they have been cherishing and preparing for a long time in their life. As a community we have been accompanying them with our prayers and support for this day. Let us pray today in a special way that, the Jesus, who is coming into their hearts, may remain with them forever. Let us continue to pray for them, so that they may grow with the parish community in their faith and become true Christians, witnessing to the Christ living within them.

Let us all today renew our faith in the real presence of Jesus in the bread and wine in which we all take part and share. He is truly present in the wheat bread and wine with his promise to live with us forever. In today's gospel Jesus reminds us that he cannot be with us forever. But he wanted to be with us always. That is why he instituted the sacrament of the holy Eucharist. In the bread we eat and the chalice we share we eat and drink the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

So as we gather in our church let us be united by his command of love, by which he wanted us to be identified in the society in which we live. The love of god has united us, and let us unite each other in that love. May this Eucharistic celebration enable us to take part in the mystery of salvation achieved through his body and blood.

Once again congratulations to all the children, their parents and family members, catechists and all of us who assisted them to make their dream come true. And my dear children, we pray for you that you may be able to receive Jesus as often as possible in your life.


Fr Sabu Pariyadan RCJ


Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died

Years Mind:
Sunday: Canon Thomas Clarke
Monday: Canon Michael Fitzpatrick, Fr Brendan Sheppard
Tuesday: Mgr Canon William O'Grady
Wednesday: Dory Pearson
Thursday: Fr Henry Peace
Friday: Fr Charles Carless, Fr Austin Thorburn


First Reading: Acts 15:12,22-29
It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and by ourselves not to saddle you with any burden beyond these essentials.

Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:10-14
He showed me the holy city coming down from heaven.

Gospel: John 14:23-29
The Holy Spirit will remind you of all I have said to you.