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Posted On : 20 Jun 2017
JUNE 19, 2017
We Regret to Announce the Sad Demise of His Eminence, Ivan Cardinal Dias, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, and Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay.
Cardinal Ivan Dias, was born on 14 April, 1936 in Mumbai, India and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Bombay on 8 December, 1958. He held a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.
He entered the Holy See’s diplomatic service in 1964 and was posted to the Nordic countries, Indonesia, Madagascar, La Réunion, the Comorros, Mauritius and the Secretariat of State. On 8 May 1982, he was appointed titular Archbishop of Rusubisir and Apostolic Pro-Nuncio in Ghana, Togo and Benin, and received episcopal ordination on 19 June. He later served as Apostolic Nuncio in Korea (1987-91) and Albania (1991-97).
On 8 November 1996 he was appointed Archbishop of Bombay. Till 2006
He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by Saint Pope John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February, 2001, of the Title of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella (Holy Spirit at Ferratella).
Cardinal Ivan Dias was also President Delegate of the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2001). He was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Urbanian University from 20 May 2006 until 10 May 2011.
Cardinal Dias passed away at 8 PM, in Rome, today, 19 June, 2017. The funeral details are awaited.
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Funeral Announcement 08/06/2017
Posted On : 08 Jun 2017
Funeral Announcement 08/06/2017
Name : Johnny Dalgado
Age : 73 Years
Address : A 201, Aditya Jangid Home, near Hetal Park, Mira Road East, 
Community Name : St Theresa of Kolkatta Community
Funeral Date : 08/06/2016
Time : 4pm
Funeral Announcement 31/05/2017
Posted On : 01 Jun 2017
Funeral Announcement 31/05/2017
Name : Mr Trevor D Penha
Age : 72 years
Address RNA Courtyard, A 511, Shanti Park, Mira Road East
Community : Gonsalo Garcia Community
Funeral Date : 02/06/2017
Funeral Time : 4.30pm
Contact No : 9892400205
Funeral Announcement 24/05/2017
Posted On : 24 May 2017
Funeral Announcement 24/05/2017
Name : Eugenia Rodrigues
Age : 90 years
Address : 96/403, Poonam Complex Co-op Housing Society, Shanti Park, Mira Road East, Thane 401107
Community : Gonsalo Garcia Community
Contact No : 8369026220 
Funeral Date : 25/05/2017
Funeral Time : 4pm
Funeral Announcements - 17/05/2017
Posted On : 17 May 2017
Funeral Announcements
1) Name : Frederick George Desa
Age : 78 Years
Address : B 301, Holy Plaza, Noopur Palace, Sheetal Nagar, Mira Road East.
Community Name : Our Lady of Rosary Community
Funeral Date : 17/05/2017
Time : 4.00pm
2) Name : Aspicate Fernandes
Age : 87 Years
Address : 003, Shiv Chhaya, Heritage, Near Old Petrol Pump, Mira Road East.
Community Name : Holy Family Community
Funeral Date : 17/05/2017
Time : 4.00pm
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Posted On : 04 Jan 2017  
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Homily 25th June 2017 by  Fr Melwyn
Date: 25 Jun 2017
18th June Homily by  Fr. Walter
Date: 18 Jun 2017
Homily 11th June 2017 by  Fr Melwyn
Date: 11 Jun 2017
Daily Readings
 June 26th, 2017
GN 12:1-9
Thought of the day
    June 26th, 2017 GN 12:1-9 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 371 Reading 1 The LORD said to Abram: "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father's house to a land that I will show you. "I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you." Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. Abram took his wife, Sarai, his brother's son Lot, all the possessions that they had accumulated, and the persons they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land as far as the sacred place at Shechem, by the terebinth of Moreh. (The Canaanites were then in the land.) The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him. From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel, pitching his tent with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. He built an altar there to the LORD and invoked the LORD by name. Then Abram journeyed on by stages to the Negeb. Responsorial Psalm PS 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 AND 22 R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he has chosen for his own inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down; he sees all mankind. R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him, upon those who hope for his kindness, To deliver them from death and preserve them in spite of famine. R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. Our soul waits for the LORD, who is our help and our shield. May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us who have put our hope in you. R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. Alleluia HEB 4:12 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 7:1-5 Jesus said to his disciples: "Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye."
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