7th Week of Easter, Monday, May 17

  7th Week of Easter, Monday, May 17

Acts 19:1-8 / John 16:29-33 

Paul meets some incomplete Christians: He baptized then: in the name of Jesus 

Organ transplanting involves two steps: taking out the old organ and putting in the new organ. These two steps help us understand better the difference between John's baptism and Christian baptisms.

Pentecost 2021: Happy Birthday, Church

Starters from Fr. Tony Kadavil:
Pentecost  literally  means  50th.  It  is  a  feast  celebrated  on  the  50th   day  after  the Passover feast by the Jews and a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. The Jewish Pentecost was originally a post- harvest thanksgiving feast.   Later it was celebrated to remember God’s covenants with Noah after the Deluge and with Moses at Mt. Sinai

6th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 15

 6th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 15

Acts 18:23-28 / John 16:23-28

Jesus gives final instructions; "Ask and you will receive. "


An amusing cartoon showed a tiny insect peering up at a huge insect. After staring at the huge insect for a while, the tiny insect said, "What kind of a bug are you?"

Matters India - May 11


May 11, 2021
Church mourns death of pioneer Vincentian missionary
By Matters India Reporter New Delhi: The Church in northern India has mourned the death of a Vincentian priest who opened new mission areas in Agra archdiocese and Meerut diocese…


Easter 7 Sunday B

 From the Connections:

In John’s account of the Last Supper, after his final teachings to his disciples before his passion, Jesus addresses his Father in heaven.  Today’s Gospel is from Chapter 17 of John’s Gospel, the “high priestly prayer” of Jesus in which he prays for his disciples, that they may be united in love, persevere despite the world’s “hatred” of them for the Word that they will proclaim, and be “consecrated” in the “truth.”

Ascension 2021

Starters: From Fr. Tony Kadavil:
Anecdote 1) God’s love in action: The disciples who completed Puccini’s opera Turandot. The Italian composer Giacomo Puccini wrote La Boheme, Madama Butterfly and Tosca.

Easter 6th Week: May 10-15:

   Easter 6th Week: May 10-15:

 May 10 Monday (St. Damien de Veuster, Priest, U. S. A.) John 15: 26–16:4 : 

Context: In his final discourse with the apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus assured them that he would not desert them. Instead, a powerful Divine Helper, the Holy Spirit, would come to them from Jesus and the Father in order to guide them and to strengthen them.

Matters India - May 8


May 7, 2021

Vincentian provincial dies of Covid-19

By Purushottam Nayak Berhampur: Father Prakash Tirkey, Northern Indian provincial of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), died of Covid-19 on May 7. He was 65, The death occurred at1:45…



St. Matthias, Apostle, Friday, May 14

 St. Matthias, Apostle, Friday, May 14

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 / John 15:9-17


Jesus speaks about life; "Live in my love; keep my commandments. "


Three people were discussing some recent translations of the Bible.

UCA Asia News - May 7


Indian court takes up jailed Jesuit's bail plea

Maharashtra High Court seeks the response of the National Investigation Agency to Father Stan Swamy's application