Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 2/05/24
Hi Mr. Brucker, This is Mattea. While I did not set any New Year resolutions, I had an epiphany. I'm notexactly sure when but one day, I realized that there is nothing to lose from beingCatholic. I used to think that my classmates would mock me for being Catholic ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 12/21/23
Merry Christmas. I desire to come in person to give you my greetings. That being impossible, I wish that the joy and peace of the divine infant fill your hearts and lives.
On that silent and holy night, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, joy and peace ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/10/22
From April 19th to 30th I was in Portugal, France, and Spain with 10 of our parishioners on a pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Avila. During that trip, I wrote 4 songs in honor of Our Lady in Tamil, my mother tongue. The following is the translation (a poor ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »