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St. Matthew

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel.  This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself.  He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle, while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum.  Before his conversion he was a publican, i.e., a tax collector by profession.  He is to be identified with the “Levi” in the gospels of Mark and Luke.  His apostolic activity was at first restricted to the communities of Palestine.  Nothing definite is known about his later life.  There is a tradition that points to Ethiopia as his field of labor; other traditions mention of Parthia and Persia.  It is uncertain whether he died a natural death or received the crown of martyrdom.

Writing for his countrymen of Palestine, St. Matthew composed his Gospel in his native Aramaic, the “Hebrew tongue” mentioned in the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.  Soon afterward, about the time of the persecution of Herod Agrippa I in 42 AD, he took his departure for other lands.  Another tradition places the composition of his Gospel either between the time of this departure and the Council of Jerusalem, i.e., between 42 AD and 50 AD or even later.  Definitely, however, the Gospel, depicting the Holy City with its altar and temple as still existing, and without any reference to the fulfillment of our Lord’s prophecy, shows that it was written before the destruction of the city by the Romans in 70 AD, and this inthttp://www.stjosephchurchocd.org/adminzone/ZoneAbout.aspxernal evidence confirms the early traditions.

 

Family ID Head of the Family
13-0002 MATHEW D'SILVA
13-0003 CLETUS PAUL
13-0005 JOSEPH ALMEIDA
13-0009 FRANCIS FERNANDES
13-0013 PETER PINTO
13-0015 LESLIE REGO
13-0016 LANCY SEQUERIA
13-0019 RONALD PINTO
13-0028 SUBHASH PAWAR
13-0030 MANIK BADGUJAR
13-0034 MARC MENEZES
13-0035 JOHN LUIS
13-0037 EDGAR MENEZES
13-0038 MABEL FERNANDEZ
13-0041 JOSEPHINE PINTO
13-0042 PAUL REBELLO
13-0043 MABLE MONIS
13-0044 ANTHONY TIXEIRA
13-0045 AUGUSTINE D'SOUZA
13-0047 JOSEPH BRAGANZA
13-0049 JULIA FERNANDES
13-0050 FRANCIS CARDOZ
13-0051 PETER FERNANDES
13-0052 ISAC MONTEIRO
13-0053 THOMAS MENEZES
13-0054 CLIFFORD D'SOUZA
13-0055 ASSUMPTION SUGATHAN
13-0056 VALERIAN NORONHA
13-0057 IGNATIUS D'SOUZA
13-0059 CORNELIUS CUTHINHO
13-0060 HILLARY DANTES
13-0063 PETER D'SOUZA
13-0064 BERNARD CARVALHO
13-0065 DENZIL D'SOUZA
13-0067 GREGORIO FERNANDES
13-0068 CHARLES NORONHA
13-0069 PHILOMENA RODRIGUES
13-0070 PASKIN SALES
13-0072 STANLEY MATHAIS
13-0073 HENRY MASCARENHAS
13-0074 JACINTHA D'SOUZA
13-0075 JOHN FERNANDES
13-0078 ANTHONY D'SOUZA
13-0080 PETER D'SOUZA
13-0085 XAVIER D'SILVA
13-0086 WARREN RODRIGUES
13-0088 MELWIN D'SOUZA
13-0094 JOHN FELIX D'SOUZA
13-0096 HARRY DANTIS
13-0097 REGINA CRASTO
13-0100 SANTANO CRUZ RODRIGUES
13-0101 CYRILIA DANTIS
13-0102 FELIX PINTO
13-0104 DOROTHY PEREIRA
13-0109 KENNY GOMES
13-0112 NICHOLAS D'SOUZA
13-0114 NANDU KADAM
13-0115 JACOB PEREIRA
13-0119 FRANCIS D'SOUZA
13-0120 SANTAN NORONHA
13-0121 ALEX DASS

 

 
     
 
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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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