Friday, June 14, 2019

Celebration of Feast of St. Anthony in our Pimpri Parish!!!!!

Two feasts are celebrated on a grand scale with nine days novenas and a lot of spiritual preparations they are the Nativity of Our Lady and St Anthony....the various communities belonging to different states have their special devotion to different Saints.....its really a celebration....people stay away from the church and yet they make their presence felt....nine days novenas means they have to spend a lot of time and even money on travel.....they come out of their faith and love for the Lord Jesus, Mother Mary and st. Anthony.....it is also a big witness to people of other faiths....who stand on the main road and watch or hear the sermons....

 Yesterday i celebrated the festal Mass along with the friars concelebrating....it was also the celebration of the birthday Fr. Amruth who is the parish priest.....

 There was supposed to be a procession from the church to the railway station....but the rain gods began to shower blessings....finally it was decided to cancel the procession....

 some of the parishioners had sponsored food for all the devotees who were around 800....you can imagine .....but the food was more and sufficient....St. Anthony always works miracles....


 Along with the dinner the parishioners young and old began to dance to the latest tunes of Bollywood songs......

 It was a memorable evening filled with devotion, prayers and fellowship.....

 The parish councilors who stand by and support the parish priest....they are ever ready to help and do any work in the parish...




Tuesday, June 11, 2019

So Much Bad going Around!!!!!!!!



We just got to look around, hear the Radio news, watch the TV news, pick up any newspaper what we get to read is the bad that is happening and spreading like a wild fire....bad to human beings, to animals and Nature.....everyone seems to be asserting freedom or proclaiming themselves as the bosses....take laws in their hand....some fight in the name of faith, profession and allegiance to some political parties....killing and looting is the Order of the day....but why take law in hands when Law has its own course....

All major religions teach that Law is divine and spiritual...through law order and justice can be rendered if it is observed and respected by all..one can not interprete the law as one wants....law is Law and it has to be followed....whether it is in the village, city or on the road....


Some break the laws so easily and then they assert their liberty...give excuses that the laws are meant to be broken...but when I break the laws do I deny justice to the poor and well deserved people....do I make the law to serve my needs and interest...in order to promote my happiness and to become rich I use laws as I want....


We easily dictate to others to do this and do that..we easily become imposing authority but when it comes to us to follow the same laws we shirk our responsibilities.....


We have moral laws given by God and civil laws given by our Nations...both lead us to discover truth and to respect other human beings. we enjoy freedom by respecting both the laws and not by rejecting....