From the Parish Priest

     We are always on the transition moving ahead with facing and being part of something that happens around us and part of us. We are inspired, challenged and new lessons learnt for the next step that we take with a positive attitude or break down with the negative impact that puts us down. But the events that happened in the parish is always a source of blessing and inspiration for the people of the parish from the great event of God becoming Man in flesh in the event of incarnation to the feast of Mother of Perpetual Help which is the annual feast of our parish. This is celebrated with the solemn novena and grand celebration which attracted thousands of people towards Mother Mary. It was a blessing to the parish and to all the devotees of Perpetual Help. A special thanks to all those volunteers specially SCC members who helped for the success of the feast. 

     Now we are moving to another season in the liturgical year. The season of lent which takes us to meet God through repentance, recharge of our spiritual life, and to the great event of Resurrection with Jesus. Lent is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and understand our Lord a little deeper, so that when Good Friday and eventually Easter comes, it is not just another day at church but an opportunity to receive the overflowing of graces God has to offer. This season helps us to meditate Christ’s passion, death and joyful resurrection. It demands our openness to the call to repentance through sacrifice, penance, transformation and readiness to enter into new life. It is the renewal of one’s spiritual life and reconciling with God, others and oneself. 

     The Archdiocese of Bangalore has declared this year as the Year of the poor. It will be officially inaugurated on the 26th of February. We pray for the poor for the Lord’s providence. It calls all the faithful to show our solidarity with the suffering and the needy poor around us. May we join hands in carrying out the action plan proposed by the Archdiocese.

     Dear Parishioners, well-wishers and devotees of Mother of Perpetual Help, I with my assistant Parish Priests, thank you for all the support given and the blessings you received during this joyful season of Christmas and New Year with Mary to Jesus. I once again invite you to enter into the season of Lent with openness to the will of God. We wish you a fruitful season of Lent with God’s abundant blessings and transform our heart that melts for Christ in the poor.

 

Fr. Anthony Swamy, C.Ss.R
Parish Priest