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A Message from Fr. Jay

Dear Friends,

On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m. the Titanic crashed into an iceberg in the mid-Atlantic and 2 hours and 40 minutes later at 2.20am on April 15th, the Titanic sank. One woman in a lifeboat had asked if she could go back to her room. She was given only three minutes to do so. She hurried down the corridors, already tilting dangerously, through the gambling room piled ankle-deep in money. In her room, were her treasures waiting to be taken, but instead, she snatched up three oranges and hurried back to the boat. One hour before, she would have naturally chosen diamonds over oranges, but in the face of death, values are seen more clearly. (Source: Unknown from Internet)

Since we are in the month of November, remembering our beloved deceased who are resting in peace, the readings this weekend call for “preparedness”. Our lifetime is a gift of God to prepare ourselves that one day we may enjoy the eternal bliss in heaven in the nearness of the Lord. Wisdom calls us to find God in our lives not vanity.

This weekend we also commemorate Veterans Day. We salute our Veterans who have served and sacrificed themselves for our country and its values. Let us be ever ready to safeguard our spiritual lives and our country.

God Bless America!
Fr. Jay Raju

  • Reading 1: Wisdom 6:12-16
  • Reading 11: I Thessalonians 4: 13-18
  • Gospel: Mathew 25:1-13