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St. John the Baptist

John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure mentioned in the Canonical gospels and the Qur'an. He is described in the Gospel of Luke as a relative of Jesus who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. Christians believe that John the Baptist had a specific role ordained by God as forerunner or precursor of Jesus, who was the foretold Messiah. The New Testament Gospels speak of this role. In Luke 1:17 the role of John is referred to as being "to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." In Luke 1:76 as "...thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways" and in Luke 1:77 as being "To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins." St. John the Baptist was a Jewish prophet who preached the imminence of God's final judgment. It is believed that he was born somewhere in Judea, located near Jerusalem, Israel, according to the Old Testament.

 

Cluster No.:  1    
 Animator:  Luis Gonsalves    
ID. No.                      Head of the Family
10-0013 Bruno D'mello
10-0406 Luis Gonsalves
10-0476 Libirio Tavares
10-0020 James Anthony
** F.Dsouza
10-0007 S. Ullaganathan
10-0008 Aloysius D'Costa
10-0005 Falix Pereira
10-0006 Stephen Rodrigues
10-0010 Herold Fernandes
10-0011 Thomes Pol
10-0264 Deepak Sequeira
Cluster No.:  2  
Animator: Bruno D'Mello  
ID. No.                      Head of the Family
10-0055 Fiola Dias 
10-0057 Luis D'souza
10-0060 Judy Fernandes
10-0062 Erna Santamaria
10-0067 Joaquim Carvalho
10-0068 Savio Pereira
10-0063 Baptist Fernandes
not registered Violet
10-0065 Raymond Lobo
10-0066 Kevin D'souza
     
Cluster No.:  3    
Name of the Animator: Francis    
ID. No.                      Head of the Family
10-0039 Baptist Machado
10-0354 Ignatius Fernandes
10-0045 Patrick Cutinho
10-0044 Lawrence Saldanha
10-0351 Francis Sequeira
not registered Alice Maria G Iyer
10-0376 Anthony Swamy
10-0389 Ryon D'costa
10-0390 Elton D'costa
10-0402 L Fernandes
     
Cluster No.:  4    
ID. No.                      Head of the Family
10-0309 Anthony Trinidad
10-0043 Emily Thomas
10-0309 Anthony Chettiar
10-0031 Maximus Gomes
10-0544 Kevin Moraes
10-0038 James Lourdes
10-0047 Pamela Fernandes
10-0048 Christopher Gomes
10-0049 Benedict Moreas
10-0055 Fabian Moraes
10-0306 Jerome D'souza
10-0585 Micheal chettiar
     
 Animator:      
ID. No.                      Head of the Family
   
10-0353 Joaquim Crasto
10-0614 Roshan Lewis
10-0591 Ida Fernandes
10-0576 James Manickam
not registered Liby Sequeira
10-0378 Esperance Pinto
10-0439 Savio Elroy Lobo
10-0460 lena Machado
10-0054 Hector Pais
10-0040 Bradley Alvares
     

 

 
     
 
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Daily Readings
 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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