FROM THE BISHOP’S DESK – SEPTEMBER 2021

1. Prayerful greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus to you dear Priests, Religious and Laity. On the 8th of September we celebrate the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Feast. May our loving mother's example and intercession strengthen us in our pilgrimage of faith. On the same day we also observe the world Girl Child's Day. Kindly arrange to celebrate the day in a meaningful way through special liturgy and other programs. This is a good occasion to conscientize our people on removing all forms of violence against women and girl children.

2.The clergy monthly recollection will be on September 6, 2021. The scheduled program is as follows: 09.30 a.m - Adoration and Confession 10.30 a.m - Session I 11.30 a.m - Coffee 11.45 a.m - Session II 12.30 p.m - Bishop Speaks 01.00 p.m - Lunch .

3. BIBLE SUNDAY will be celebrated in Tamilnadu this year on 26.09.2021. Keeping in mind the unusual situation of pandemic, kindly highlight the significance of the Word of God in the best way possible through some possible programs.

4. The Priestly ordination of our four deacons will be on 16th September at 5:30 pm in Infant Jesus Cathedral, Arisipalayam.

5. I am visiting all the parishes and institutions in our diocese. Kindly give me a brief report about your parish or institution.

6.My official Contact number is 95003 03999. The mobile number of Fr. A. Charles, the Secretary is 95004 04999.

+ Most Rev. Dr. Arulselvam Rayappan
Bishop of Salem