Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai 400 064

Parish Office Timings: 

Monday to Friday  :  09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. &  04.30 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Saturday : 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. & 04.30 p.m. to 06.30 p.m.

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PARISH BLOG

December 23, 2017

This year, Advent is very short, Sunday being the only day in the fourth week. In the General Roman Calendar, today is the last day of Advent, Christmas Eve, and also (beginning with the vigil Mass) the first day of Christmas time. The liturgical texts, express who...

December 9, 2017

This season of Advent is a time of grace for us. It is a time given to us to prepare our hearts so that we are ready to receive Christ at Christmas. That is what Christmas is all about, Jesus. We do not want to get lost in the frenzy of the run up to Christmas and...

December 2, 2017

In Isaiah 63:1, 11, 13, 15 and 17, the prophet asks God series of questions intended to motivate God to take action in saving His people. In verses 11-13, Isaiah asks where is the God who saved His people in the past, and recounts the way God worked to save His peo...

November 25, 2017

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, which is the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year.  Next Sunday we begin a new liturgical year with the first Sunday of Advent. So it’s a day of transition, from one liturgical year to another, from Ordinary T...

November 18, 2017

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus taught that His disciples must remain vigilant and ready to receive the Son of Man at any time.  The Parable of the Talents in today’s Gospel is about trust.

The story opens with an act of trust. The master is about to leave town on a jo...

November 11, 2017

When thinking about the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, it is important to consider the first-century wedding traditions of Palestine. The high point of the wedding ceremony occurred when the groom, accompanied by his relatives, went to the family house of...

November 4, 2017

On "All Saints Day" (Nov. 1)  the Church calls us to imitate the Saints, our ancestors and friends -- that "cloud of witnesses" who have offered their witness and encouragement.  Today through the prophet Malachi, God judges the priests of Israel and calls them to...

November 1, 2017

Every year we begin the month of November, by remembering both the Saints and those who have died. "All Saints Day" (Nov. 1) and "All Souls Day" (Nov. 2). The Saints are our ancestors and friends -- that "cloud of witnesses" who have offered their witness and encou...

October 28, 2017

I LOVE YOU LORD MY STRENGTH. (Ps.18:1)

Yet again the Pharisees try to trick Jesus into implicating himself. In this situation the question was, "which is the great commandment in the law?" This reflects the understanding that the Jews were under law to God, specific...

October 21, 2017

DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS, HIS MARVELOUS WORKS AMONG ALL THE PEOPLES. (Ps.96:3)

“Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” was a question designed to trap Jesus. If he said, ‘no’ - the Herodians would denounce Him to the Romans as a seditionist. If He a...

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