A Tale of Talents

A Tale of Talents

Weekly Bulletin

May 24 | Wednesday

  • 07:30 pm:  Holy Qurbana

May 26 | Friday

  • 07:00 pm: Confessions
  • 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana , Thanksgiving Mass for 12th graders, Novena to St. Alphonsa
  • 08:15 pm: Adoration by Youth

May 27 | Saturday

  • 10:00 am: Holy Qurbana, Office of the deceased, Novena to our lady of perpetual help, Memorial Mass for Paul Joseph Choondakaran (first Anniversary).

May 28, Sunday | Feast of Pentecost | Season of Apostles I

  • Today onwards, “The angel of Lord” is recited.
  • 10:00 am: Morning Prayers (Sapra)
  • 10:15 am: Holy Qurbana
  • Qurbana Readings: Ex 19:1-9 (19:1-9+20:13-21) You are a holy people of God.
    Acts 2:1-13 (2:1-21) Holy Spirit comes down on the Apostles.
    1 Cor 12:1-11 (12:1-27) Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
    Jn 16:5-15 (14:15-16, 25-26,15:26-16:15) The work of the Holy Spirit.

Bakersfield: 04:30 pm Holy Qurbana

Let us remember:

  • On Sundays only one Qurbana till the end of the Summer Holidays
  • June 3: Solemn Holy Communion
  • June 4: CCD Graduation & Annual Day (Graduation Ceremony: 9.30 am & Annual Day Programs after General Body Meeting)
  • June 4: General Body Meeting
  • June 10: Parish Picnic (please register)
  • June 18 – July 2: Europe Pilgrimage
  • July 7-8-9: Shalom Festival in our Church – Registration Open
  • July 30, 2023: L’ALPHA competitions – Entries submission extended date (July 30, 2023)
  • No Intercessory Prayers & Adoration, until July
  • LFML & Angels Army meeting every 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Reading circle every Sunday at 12 Noon

Season of Apostles
This season comprises 7 weeks from the day of the feast of Pentecost. In this season we give importance to the working of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is a feast intimately connected with the history of salvation. In the Old Testament, we read that the Israelites celebrated Pentecost in connection with the harvest. The term ‘Pentecost’ means ‘fifty’ – the feast on the fiftieth day. It was a feast of first fruit connected with the harvest. Later this feast turned out to be the commemoration of the covenant by which the Israelites became the people of God. In the New Testament, this feast is given a new meaning. It was on the fiftieth day after Easter that the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles. It is the birthday of the new people of God. On that day, God our Father sealed the new covenant in the Holy Spirit, the personification of love. This covenant is written not on stone tablets but in human hearts. It is only after Pentecost that the spirit-filled apostles went around the world with the message of the New Covenant and laid the foundation of the communities of faith. The term ‘apostle’ means ‘one who is sent’. This season reminds us that all those who have received baptism and anointing are ‘being sent’. The main themes of this period are the work of the Holy Spirit, the deep relationship between the apostles and the Church ie, the people of God, the spirit and unity of the primitive Church, and the mission and missionary nature of the Church. Let us join the apostles who moved around the world with the message of their master and formed new communities of the faithful. (Season of Apostles, Syro-Malabar Liturgical Calendar,)

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