22 Sunday B

Introduction to the Celebration

We gather here because Jesus has made us welcome. He has called us, he has chosen us, he desires that we love one another around his table.

This is our great religious gathering: we affirm who we are, what we believe, we ask the Father for our needs, and we thank him for our lives and all our blessings.

Retrouvaille - Rediscovery of Marriage

Since Father Arul Raj is ministering in this area and conducting seminars, I thought you might be interested to have some idea of what it is. TK



... a lifeline for Marriages

A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse?
    ... Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

A dog caring for a baby Monkey

The baby monkey that's as thirsty as a dog: Caring mongrel suckles chimp separated from family back to health

 Mintu the caring mongrel has become something of a local celebrity in her tiny Bangladeshi village after adopting a baby monkey that was separated from its family and suckling it back to health.

De Mello - Meditations

Call to Love - Meditations by Anthony de Mello SJ

Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Mt. 24:44)

Sooner or later there arises in every human heart the desire for holiness, spirituality, God, call it what you will.

One hears mystics speak of a divinity all around them that is within our grasp, that would make our lives meaningful and beautiful and rich, if we could only discover it.

De Mello - Stories

De Mello Stories

Tony de Mello

The Master in these tales is not a single person. He is a Hindu Guru, a Zen Roshi, a Taoist Sage, a Jewish Rabbi, a Christian Monk, a Sufi Mystic. He is Lao Tzu and Socrates. Buddha and Jesus, Zarathustra and Moham­med. His teaching is found in the 7th century B.C. and the 20th century A.D. His wisdom belongs to East and West alike. Do his historical antecedents really matter? History, after all, is the record of appearances, not Reality; of doc­trines, not of Silence.

21 Sunday B

Introduction to the Celebration:
Rather than give an introduction, say something like this: We are gathered here as sisters and brothers, members of the Body of Christ, so let us introduce ourselves to each other.

De Mello Tapes - Wakeup! Pray-Part Four

De Mello Wakeup! Pray - Part Four

De Mello Tapes - Wakeup! (Pray) Part Three

Wakeup! (Pray) Third part.

De Mello Tapes - Wakeup! (Pray) Part Two

Second part of Wakeup! (Pray) by De Mello.

DeMello Tapes - Wakeup! (Pray) Part One

I will be posting some of the old DeMello Tapes. This one is on WakeUp! (Pray). Four parts. Here is the first part

Anthony De Mello Quotes

“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.”
― Anthony de Mello, Awareness

20 SUNDAY B August 19 - Homilies

20 SUNDAY – Aug 19 - Homilies

 Introduction to the Celebration

'Anyone who eats this bread will live forever.' These words of Jesus from today's gospel set the tone of our celebration today. We who share this meal share in the life of Jesus. And as he says: 'As I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me.'
This is not some magic formula, rather it is the mystery that our sharing here is not simply joining us to one another in the way that every common meal unites those who participate in it, but that in our sharing here we are caught up into the life of God. We are caught up into the life of the Father, who has sent his Son among us as our source of life and wisdom, and who has sent his Spirit into our hearts.


19 Sunday B- Mass Prayers

19 Sunday

Introduction by the Celebrant

What keeps people alive and growing and healthy? For their body, it is food and drink. Yet even for their body not only food and drink is needed but also the nourishment of love and security. What do we need to keep us going as Christians? It is our trusting faith in God. That faith is kept alive and growing in us through our close relationship with Christ. He nourishes this faith and love in us with the food and drink of his word and with the strength he brings us through the Eucharist; this is our "viaticum," our food and drink for the road of life. It gives us the courage to stand up for what is right and good. Let the Lord Jesus give us in this Eucharist the food and drink of his word and his body.

Exams: Actual Answers from Students - Hilarious

 For all the teachers....


Assumption and Independence Day - Aug 15


O God, our creator, you have made this world out of love and gathered us together as one family. Today we wish to thank you for Mary whom you freed from earthly bondage into your heavenly glory. Today 65 years ago you freed our Mother Land from foreign occupation. We thank you for all that is beautiful in India that we are proud of. Bless every citizen of our country that s/he may work for peace, prosperity and true freedom. Strengthen our hands that we may truly build and not destroy hearts and hopes, houses and future for your children.


jesus at family do

While the setting of today’s Gospel is in the active ministry of Jesus before Easter, it is clearly Eucharistic in intent and represents St. John’s mystical reflections on the meaning of the Eucharist as a bridge between God and us.

It is not an easy parapet on which to preach, though the Elijah story in the first reading is a nice companion piece. Both in their own way emphasize God’s loving care for us, come what may.

St. John has in mind through this whole section which we read for the next several weeks the attractiveness of Jesus and the human propensity to turn against him when something happens we don’t like.