My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,
In our tradition, the month of September begins with the traditional Ettunombu observance. We have been observing the Eight Days of lent with great zeal in recent years. In our parish, we practice Eight days of Solemn Holy Qurbana, special prayers, and solemn feast day celebrations. Because of the current situation, we cannot gather at the Church for the Holy Qurbana and other celebrations but let us observe the tradition of Ettunombu with great zeal and commitment. Let us pray fervently so that the world is saved from the grip of this contagion.
Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior of the world, the spiritual mother of all human beings, and the holiest of God's creatures. Because of her Son's infinite merits, she was conceived and born immaculate and full of grace. Through her, Queen of heaven and earth, all grace is given to human beings. Through her, by the will of the Holy Trinity, the unbelieving receipt of the gift of faith; the afflicted are tendered the works of mercy; and the Church members grow in the likeness of her head, Jesus Christ. In short, in Mary, all human nature is exalted.
Blessed Virgin occupies a unique place in the history of salvation, and she has the highest mission ever commended to any creature. We rejoice that the Mother of Jesus is our mother, too. Let us remember the Blessed Virgin as "Cause of our Joy," one of the most beautiful titles in her litany.
On September 05, the Catholic Church, the feast of St. Teresa of Kolkata, the patroness of our St. Mother Teresa Mission. Let us seek her intercession for our parish community and very special for the growth of our mission. Let us remember all our kids and young adults who have started a new academic year and faith formation program. Let us welcome and work together with our Rajeev Achan.
Even during these difficulties, let us hope our prayers will be heard and God's mercy will protect us.
Fr. George Danavelil