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 »

Homily - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 »

Homily - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 »

Homily on Corpus Christi Feast

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 »

Homily on Holy Trinity Feast

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 »

Homily on Pentecost Sunday

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 »

Homily on Ascension Feast

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 »

My Homily - 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/16/20

If you love me, you will keep my commandments says Jesus. I try to apply these words to our situation today. If you love me, your Jesus, you will keep your trust in me; you will feel my presence in you; you will hold on to my finger during ... Read More »

A Note of Thanks

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/16/20

Dear St. Teresa of Calcutta Parishioners,“I am not good at two things: one is dancing; another is fundraising. So, please give what you can .” Monsignor Toner, my beloved pastor, used to say this every time he asked for money. I too can say the same, because I am ... Read More »

My Homily - 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Arul Rajan Peter on 5/09/20

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” If these are my words, they are merely words of consolation. But it is the Son of God who said this. His word is life and truth; it never returns empty, but achieves the purpose of God. So, do not let your ... Read More »


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