2020 archive of Blog
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 6/27/20
‘Take up your cross and follow me.’ Every individual comes across many crosses – some from birth, some from nature, some from others and some self-made. This Coved 19 itself is a big cross to bear. We respond to cross in various ways. Some ignore it; some are terrified ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 6/20/20
“Fear no one” says Jesus. But we have a lot of fears. In fact, the whole world is in fear – fear of Covid 19. Death is our biggest fear. All other fears stem from the fear of death. Everyone is dealing with many such fears. What does fear ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 6/13/20
On the day of Corpus Christi, traditionally a solemn Eucharistic procession would take place through the streets of towns and villages. Priests and the faithful would participate in a jubilant manner, in order to receive the Eucharistic Lord in their streets and lives. Both St. Paul and St. John ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 6/06/20
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. The Nicene creed begins, “I believe in One God.” The Trinity is One. The three divine persons are really distinct from one another. The divine persons ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/30/20
In the Upper room they were praying. The 120 disciples were afraid, confused and uncertain about future. They were waiting for the power from on high. We are in our rooms praying. We too are afraid and confused. Like them we are waiting for the power of God. On ... Read More »
Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/21/20
By Deacon Bill Kaiser
The Gospel is very short today. Because we know the story so well, we need to be careful that we do not miss the significance of what is happening.
Jesus had reminded the Apostles many ... Read More »