Pastoral Letters

2016 Circular Letter - 4LIFE

The liturgical season of Annunciation is a time of joy and hope as it proclaims the Good News from the Lord. The Good News is about the birth of two babies; John the Baptist and Jesus and the joy it radiates. This joy is the joy of Life; the human and the divine life. We witness to the “care and respect” given to the new lives by the divine and the human. We experience this joy in the “care and respect” given through the “warmth and tenderness” of persons, spouses, families, communities, the whole world and the heavens.

Circular letter on Year of Faith

I am very pleased to know that all the parishes and missions of the diocese give proper importance to the programs of the Year of Faith. I appreciate and congratulate Reverend Fathers, Sisters and Lay people of the diocese for organizing successful celebrations of the Year of Faith through their dedicated service and hard work. All the programs of the Year of Faith are intended to enkindle the fire of faith in every faithful and thereby to know better the fundamentals of Christian faith and to witness to this faith in the present society.

Dimensions of Faith Formation

“Glory to God in the highest”, Amen. We are at the beginning of a new academic (school) year as well as of faith formation (CCD). Third Sunday of September is observed as Catechetical Sunday in USA. As the Bishop of the diocese, it is my joy to welcome all our catechetical teachers and students to this new year of faith formation.



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