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KARUNA MINISTRY – Hindi Prayer Group

 

 
       
     

 

 

       

Fr. Melwyn

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

On 11th April 2005 with the initiation of Fr. Rudolf D’Souza the then Parish Priest of our Parish St. Joseph Church, Mira Road, Hindi Prayer service started in our Parish. This Prayer group was named as Karuna Ministry and was led under the leadership of Rajan Fernandez. In the beginning only 20 to 30 people attended this prayer group but as the days passed, by the grace and blessing of God today almost 800 to 900 people attend this pray service every Monday’s in the Church after 7 pm Mass. It is not only the Catholics who attend this service, but you will find at least 30% Non-Christians brethren who attend this prayer service and experience the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Many embrace Christian faith and become Christa Bhakt. End of the Prayer service we minister people those who are suffering from evil influences and sicknesses.

We have almost 30 to 35 lay persons as members of Karuna Ministry, who are committed in this prayer group in different ministries -- Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Intercession Ministry, Out Reach Ministry, Counseling Ministry, Music and Praise & Worship Ministry & Service Ministry. We have our regular meetings on every Wednesday after 7 pm mass in the church hall. During this meeting we have the Bible study and share our views. Among these members we have a core group consisting of 7 members who were elected on 21st June 2012.

Healing and Deliverance ministry of Mumbai dioceses under the guidance of Rev. Bishop Bosco Penha who has appointed Rajan Fernandez and team to pray over people for Healing and Deliverance. We minister and counsel  people who are depressed and suffering from various sicknesses, diseases and evil influences on every Wednesday from 10 am to 2pm in the church premises. Almost 40 to 50 people avail this facility.

On 5th, 6th and 7th November 2010, we had organized the VIII National Catholic Charismatic Hindi Convention at St. Joseph Church, Holy Cross School grounds, Mira Road under the guidance of Bishop Bosco Penha, Fr. Dominic Vas and Fr. Donald Rodrigues in collaboration with National Service Team (NST). People from all over India attended this Convention. All the Associations & prayer groups of our parish and other parishes of Mumbai Dioceses were involved in this Convention. About 4000 to 5000 Christian as well as Non-Christian brethren attended this Convention. As per the NST comments, they have collaborated so far 13 English Convention and 7 Hindi Convention but this was the best Convention they had so far. After this Convention many testimonies were given about Spiritual growth and many people’s life was changed and many were healed. So we thank our parish priest Fr. Dominic Vas and all PPC members, Associations and prayer groups who helped us to make this Convention most successful and memorable one.

After the Convention, in the month of December 2010, we started a full day Hindi Retreat on First Friday of every month from 9 am to 4.30 pm in our parish under the guidance of our parish priest Fr. Dominic Vas. First Friday Retreat team consists of Fr. Donald Rodrigues, Fr. Allwyn Misquitta, Fr. Francis Xavier, Rajan Fernandez and other lay leaders of Hindi Marathi prayer groups of other parishes of Mumbai Dioceses. Approximately 1500 people attend this First Friday Retreat from our parish as well as other parishes of the Mumbai dioceses. Food arrangement done by Simon and Violet.

 

RCIA – ‘Right of Christian Initiation of Adult’ of Mumbai Dioceses, we conduct RCIA classes for those Non-Christian who are interested to know and have deep experience about Jesus Christ. Every year 25 to 30 people become member of our church.  RCIA Team: Rajan Fernandez - centre head, Smita D’Costa – Asst centre head, Animators: Alphonsa Fernandez, Crecencia Mendonca, Sudha D’Souza, Namrata Smith, Camillus D’Mello, & Lucas D’Souza.

 

-- Hindi Prayer service is conducted every Monday after the 7 p.m. Mass in the church.

-- Counseling, Healing and Deliverance on every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm in the  

    Counseling room, next to the parish office.

-- Hindi Retreat on First Friday of every month from 9 am to 4.30 pm in the church.

 

THE CORE GROUP MEMBERS:

NAME OF THE MEMBERS:

 

Alphonsa Fernandez

Prayer Group Leader

Violet Mascarenhas

Asst. Leader

Br. Rajan Fernandez

 

Crecencia Mendonca

 

Smita D’Costa

 

Carmin Ferrao

 

Julie D’Souza

 

Sudha D’Souza

 

 

     
 
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10 April 2021: Saturday in the Octave of Easter
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    10 April 2021: Saturday in the Octave of Easter LECTIONARY: 266 FIRST READING: ACTS 4:13-21 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. PSALM: PS 118:1 AND 14-15AB, 16-18, 19-21 Response: I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my saviour. The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just. “The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD has struck with power.” I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. Though the LORD has indeed chastised me, yet he has not delivered me to death. Open to me the gates of justice; I will enter them and give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; the just shall enter it. I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my saviour. GOSPEL: MK 16:9-15 Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Source: Official website of Archdiocese of Mumbai
     
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