Matharpacady Holy Cross Feast Mass – 1st May 2021

In Times of Fear

Unprecedented near global lockdown. An unprecedented “plague” in the 21st Century. God’s punishment? Mankind’s abuse of the earth?  Who will be next?  Me?  When will a cure or the availability of vaccine be for all irrespective of rich or poor, caste or creed? Fear. Uncertainty.

In Stormy Seas

In troubled seas the Cross of Christ is the only sure rock.  On the Cross Jesus Christ gave his life willingly to save you and me through Faith from eternal damnation, from swirling threats like pain, sickness, disease. Even from killer plague!  The Holy Cross Oratory built through the generosity of our ancestors and a certain Mrs Buthello is striking testimony.  As is, the unbroken tradition of the Novena since the 1800s. This is the 146th Anniversary of our Holy Cross Oratory.

The Cross Our True Salvation

Come to MATHARPACADY this evening at 7.15 pm IST ONLINE to celebrate this Victory on the Cross with the Holy Eucharist celebrated by the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Rosary Church, Rev. Fr. Nigel Barrett specially for us. Here’s the link:

Creating history again

This year, like last year, the Novena Services (that started on April 22) were taken online via our Village Blog and YouTube.  This benefits hundreds of believers across the Globe.

Once upon a time, in keeping with Matharpacady’s maritime nexus, on the Feast Day, the village used to be decorated with Ship’s Flags of myriad nationalities from round the globe.  Prophetic!  For, this year, this tiny Village hidden away in SoBo, has punched through space, time and quarantine to unite the faithful into one Praying Global Village

Indeed, it’s plague and pestilence that makes the shield of faith even stronger!

We entrust all this to Mary, mother of Jesus and our mother, present at the foot of the Cross.

Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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