“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Lk 4:18). Jesus, anointed by the Spirit, brings good news to the poor. Everything he proclaims, and we priests too proclaim, is good news. News full of the joy of the Gospel – the joy of those anointed in their sins with the oil of forgiveness and anointed in their charism with the oil of mission, in order to anoint others in turn.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
He Said: Welcome the Needy. We live in cities that throw up skyscrapers and shopping centers and strike big real estate deals … but they abandon a part of themselves to marginal settlements on the periphery.
Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the faithful to open their hearts to the Good News of the Saviour’s birth. The Pope was addressing the pilgrims gathered in the Vatican Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience.
KLCA Fortcochi zone had organised Samudaya Dinam on 4th December at Our Lady of life Parish Hall, Mattanchery. Prof K. V. Thomas MP lit the lamp for the day in the presence of Msgr Peter Chadayangad, Vicar General of the Diocese of Cochin, Rev Fr. Dominic Aluvaparambil, Rev. Fr. Presad Kandathiparambil and the diginetaries of both religious and politics.
KLM-Kochi has its privilege to introduce a family security programme named ‘KANIVU – Medical Policy’ for KLM members and well wishers of the diocese. The programme is designed and implemented as a joint venture by United India Insurance, AM-EX Insurance Brokers and KLM-Kochi.
His Excellency Joseph Kariyil blessed the new St. George Church, Arasupuram today, 26th June 2016. Many priests, religious and parishioners gathered to witness the blessing of the new Church which is constructed in a record time (453 days) under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Antony Nedumparambil.This church is a complete aesthetic and devotional experience. The sculptures and icons depict the tradition and antiquity of Latin Catholicism in Kerala land. The theme of the altar is inspired from the Jesus ministries mentioned in Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Bishop Dr. Joseph Kariyil inaugurated the Renovated Psychotherapy and Training Centre 'ASHRAY' in an auspicious function at the pastoral centre at Edakochi, on Saturdy on 28th May 2016 at 3pm. Rev. Fr. Chilton Fernandez, the director of the centre, said that 'Ashray' would be a centre which offer counselling to everyone in need under the guidance of expert counsellors and would avail courses for those who interested in counselling studies.