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Good Shepherd

One of the few Christian symbols dating from the first century is that of the Good Shepherd carrying on His shoulders a lamb or a sheep, with two other sheep at his side.  Between the first and the fourth century, eighty-eight frescoes of this type were depicted in the Roman catacombs.

The signification which may be attached to this symbol, according to Wilpert’s interpretation, is as follows.  The lamb or sheep on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd is a symbol of the soul of the deceased being borne by Our Lord into heaven; whereas the two sheep accompanying the Shepherd represent the saints already enjoying eternal bliss.  This interpretation is in harmony with an ancient liturgical prayer for the dead of the following tenor : “We pray God to be merciful to him in judgment, having redeemed him by His death, freed him from sin, and reconciled him with the Father.  May He be to him the Good Shepherd and carry him on His shoulders [to the fold] May He receive him in the following of the King, and grant him to participate in eternal joy in the Society of the saints”.

 

SCC VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

VISION:              ENRICHING LIFE IN THE FAMILY

MISSION:           REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUH CLUSTERS

                            PROGRAM/ACTIVITY FOCUSED ON CHILDREN AND ADULTS

                            REACHING OUT THE PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITH

                            LOVE FOR YOUR NIIGHBOUR

 

The Good Shepherd SCC comprises of Happy Home , Shreepati , Shubangam, Savita and Regal Enclave Buildings

Family ID Head of the Family
11-0103 RONALD ISIDORE PINTO
11-0104 FABIAN FERNANDES
11-0105 HENRY MONIS
11-0110 MICHAEL JOSEPH MASCARENHAS
11-0111 ALICE D'SOUZA
11-0112 SUCCORIN DUARTE
11-0114 AUGUSTINE FERNANDES
11-0115 JOSEPH LOBO
11-0116 ERIC BENEDICT REGO
11-0117 EMELDA MARY BRAGANZA
11-0118 SIMON FERNANDES
11-0119 VALERIAN P. TAURO
11-0120 DIONIZIO D.R. DIAS
11-0122 NORBERT D'SILVA
11-0125 NICHOLAS CRASTA
11-0130 MIRA FERNANDES
11-0132 OPHELIA REGO
11-0133 IVORINII NORUNHA
11-0134 SANJAY NAZARETH
11-0135 RUZAR LUIS
11-0136 EDWARD D'SOUZA
11-0137 NEVILLE DIAS
11-0138 FRANKLYN CASTELLINO
11-0139 CHRISTOPHER MEYERS
11-0141 CLINTON PIMENTA
11-0142 LEONARD KADAM
11-0143 FRANCIS LOBO
11-0144 XAVIER RODRIGUES
11-0145 ELIAS SEQUEIRA
11-0146 NELSON FERNANDES
11-0148 PETER LEONG DES SHENG
11-0149 BOSCO CARDOZO
11-0150 TERTOLIAN DIAS
11-0152 WILLIAM MENEZES
11-0153 KIRAN SEQUEIRA
11-0154 LUCAS AROKIASWAMY
11-0156 CYRILLA ALMEIDA
11-0157 FELIX FERNANDES
11-0159 ISIDORE PAIS
11-0160 PRASHANT PAGARE
11-0161 JAMES FERNANDES
11-0162 MARY D'SOUZA
11-0165 LOUIS LOBO
11-0166 MAXIE PEREIRA
11-0167 CYRIL STEPHAN PAIS
11-0169 MARIO M. MASCARENHAS
11-0170 DORIS PEREIRA
11-0171 FELIX FERNANDES
11-0173 ELIZABETH H. BANGERA
11-0175 ANITA PANDE
11-0176 ANIL P. D'SOUZA
11-0181 T.L. PAWAR
11-0182 ALEX DIAS
11-0183 GERALD CARVALHO
11-0280 FLORIAN MENEZES
11-0283 JOSEPH D'SOUZA
11-0284 SHANTHI SHEKAR
11-0285 FELIX MENEZES
11-0295 JOCHIM PAIS
11-0296 BERNARD DAVID
11-0297 ELIZA D'COSTA
11-0300 MARIA VAZ
11-0301 JULIET SINGH
11-0302 ANTHONY ALPHONSO
11-0306 FRANK CLEMENT
11-0307 V. PREMSON NADAR
11-0308 RONNEY D'SOUZA
11-0310 ASHWIN FERNANDES
11-0311 FREDRICK TAURO
11-0312 AGNELLO PINTO
11-0313 MARIO ALVARES
11-0315 SUNIL SEQUEIRA
11-0316 ASHLEY CABRAL
11-0318 CALVIN BENEDICT
11-0319 KIRAN BORGHARKAR
11-0321 MARYLINE FERNANDES
11-0322 NEIL MENDONCA
   

 

 
     
 
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 July 23 2019
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Thought of the day
    July 23 2019 Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 396 Reading 1 EX 14:21—15:1 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD swept the sea with a strong east wind throughout the night and so turned it into dry land. When the water was thus divided, the children of Israel marched into the midst of the sea on dry land, with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. The Egyptians followed in pursuit; all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and charioteers went after them right into the midst of the sea. In the night watch just before dawn the LORD cast through the column of the fiery cloud upon the Egyptian force a glance that threw it into a panic; and he so clogged their chariot wheels that they could hardly drive. With that the Egyptians sounded the retreat before Israel, because the LORD was fighting for them against the Egyptians. Then the LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may flow back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and their charioteers." So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea flowed back to its normal depth. The Egyptians were fleeing head on toward the sea, when the LORD hurled them into its midst. As the water flowed back, it covered the chariots and the charioteers of Pharaoh's whole army that had followed the children of Israel into the sea. Not a single one of them escaped. But the children of Israel had marched on dry land through the midst of the sea, with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel on that day from the power of the Egyptians. When Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the seashore and beheld the great power that the LORD had shown against the Egyptians, they feared the LORD and believed in him and in his servant Moses. Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD: I will sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea. Responsorial Psalm EXODUS 15:8-9, 10 AND 12, 17 R.(1b) Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. At the breath of your anger the waters piled up, the flowing waters stood like a mound, the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea. The enemy boasted, "I will pursue and overtake them; I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them; I will draw my sword; my hand shall despoil them!" R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. When your wind blew, the sea covered them; like lead they sank in the mighty waters. When you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them! R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place where you made your seat, O LORD, the sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands established. R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. Alleluia JN 14:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him and we will come to him. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 12:46-50 While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you." But he said in reply to the one who told him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother."
     
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