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Channeling Injunction and our Parish

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 11/17/21

Dear Parishioners, As you know, the Diocese of Norwich filed for bankruptcy on July 15, 2021.  During this past week, I attended a meeting of pastors where more information was presented about the bankruptcy and how it directly affects our parishes.  History and background. To have a better understanding ... Read More »

An Invitation to join Fr. Peter in the pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 10/20/21

April 19, 2022 (12 Spiritually uplifting fun filled days and 20 meals) Lisbon, Burgos, Zaragoza, Avila, and Madrid Mass celebrated in the Shrines of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes Candle light procession and Rosary at Fatima and Lourdes Visit birth places of St. Antony of ... Read More »

Diocesan Liturgical Guidelines for Reopening of Mass

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/22/21

The general dispensation from attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation will be ended as of Sunday May 23, 2021 – the Solemnity of Pentecost.

 

Masks are optional for those who have been fully vaccinated. They are required for those who are not vaccinated.

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Video Chat

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 4/05/21

Happy Easter! May God shower on you the choicest blessings of joy and peace! Normal life is sprouting out in our society and church. As nature greets Spring with smiles of greens and flowers, we should welcome this budding new life with proper preparations. People thirst for gatherings, socials, ... Read More »

Easter Message

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 3/25/21

Dear Parishioner, Love and greetings from Fr. Peter! During these ‘pandemic’ days, we have been speaking so much about “Light at the end of the tunnel.” That light signifies life and the same light gives hope. Life and hope are blissfully mingled in the Paschal candlelight. The resounding of the ... Read More »

I am Vaccinated

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 3/11/21

It felt strange to be amidst 75 + senior citizens awaiting my first shot. On February 12th I was in Essex townhall. However, I felt at home as I could see at least 4 of our parishioners, members of the staff, helping us. I also saw some parishioners waiting ... Read More »

God smiled at Time

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 12/31/20

God smiled at Time; A New Year was born.

God wrote with His finger:“Wish you a ‘Healthy’ New Year.”

Like ‘Office 365’ this is ‘Life 365;’Unlike ‘Office 365’this is not purchased; but gifted.

We receive with gratitude this ‘Gift of life’from the Creator;We welcome with confidence various Vaccinesfrom the ... Read More »

Tsunami Song by Fr. Peter

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 12/21/20

Tsunami Song by Frs. Peter and Roby

The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 hit the coasts of several countries of South and Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004. The earthquake that caused the tsunami lasted almost 10 minutes. Nearly 230,000 people died.

I wrote this song visualizing 3 children ... Read More »

On the Feast of Christ the King

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 11/28/20

As we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, there are many people in our world who would not accept Jesus Christ as their king. We, Christians do accept Christ as our king. It is a matter of faith. How do we understand Christ ... Read More »

Since the Resumption of Masses until now …

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 7/30/20

On June 8 weekday Masses were resumed. Masses were celebrated at St. Joseph’s church Monday through Saturday at 8.30 am. On the very first day 23 people showed up enthusiastically. Eventually the average attendance slimed down to 7 to 10 persons.  On the 4th of July weekend Masses began. ... Read More »

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