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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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Daily Readings
 March 24th, 2019
EX 17:3-7
Thought of the day
    March 24th, 2019 EX 17:3-7 Third Sunday of Lent – Year A Readings Lectionary: 28 Reading In those days, in their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "Why did you ever make us leave Egypt? Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?" So Moses cried out to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people? a little more and they will stone me!" The LORD answered Moses, "Go over there in front of the people, along with some of the elders of Israel, holding in your hand, as you go, the staff with which you struck the river. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock in Horeb. Strike the rock, and the water will flow from it for the people to drink." This Moses did, in the presence of the elders of Israel. The place was called Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled there and tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD in our midst or not?" Responsorial Psalm PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9. R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him. R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us. For he is our God, and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides. R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Oh, that today you would hear his voice: "Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the desert, Where your fathers tempted me; they tested me though they had seen my works." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Reading 2 ROM 5:1-2, 5-8 Brothers and sisters: Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Verse Before The Gospel CF. JN 4:42, 15 Lord, you are truly the Savior of the world; give me living water, that I may never thirst again. Gospel JN 4:5-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go call your husband and come back." The woman answered and said to him, "I do not have a husband." Jesus answered her, "You are right in saying, 'I do not have a husband.' For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true." The woman said to him, "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one speaking with you." At that moment his disciples returned, and were amazed that he was talking with a woman, but still no one said, "What are you looking for?" or "Why are you talking with her?" The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, "Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Christ?" They went out of the town and came to him. Meanwhile, the disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat." But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." So the disciples said to one another, "Could someone have brought him something to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, 'In four months the harvest will be here'? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. The reaper is already receiving payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together. For here the saying is verified that 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the work, and you are sharing the fruits of their work." Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me everything I have done." When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world." Or JN 4:5-15, 19B-26, 39A, 40-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" —For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.— Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink, ' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." The woman said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water. "I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem." Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth." The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Christ; when he comes, he will tell us everything." Jesus said to her, "I am he, the one who is speaking with you." Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him. When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."
     
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