Taking up Our Own Crosses

24th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Christian Discipleship comes with a cost. One should be willing to make sacrifices and accept sufferings that come your way. For our Faith to become meaningful, it has to bear fruit in charity. One of the drawbacks in Christianity is the absence of action along with the faith.

Jesus invites us to live our Faith by taking up our own crosses. One of the crosses that we are made to carry is the pain and hurt inflicted on us by the sexual scandals that occurred in our Church over many decades. This calls us to unite ourselves to the cross of Christ who carried our sins and died for our salvation.

I invite you to join me and our clergy and the entire parish community for an evening of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday September 20th, at 7 pm in our Church. Let us come together and beg for His mercy and forgiveness for the sexual sins committed, and for healing for the victims. After the prayer, let us also sit down for some time of discussion and sharing in view of overcoming this crisis in our Church.



Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS
Pastor, SJN