Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus is risen from the dead! This message resounds in the Church the world over, along with the singing of the Alleluia: Jesus is Lord; the Father has raised him and he lives forever in our midst.

Diocesan Synod

From the 1st to the 2nd May, 2016 at Majodi, the Diocesan Synod, a gathering of 370, comprising of the Bishop, the Emeriti, clergy, religious & leaders of parishes and ministries was convened. The Diocesan Synod was a follow up to the Diocesan Survey exercise; and a preparation for the upcoming PMPC IV, that will occur in Majodi from October 2nd-5th. The above was an “ecclesial event”, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Here, we journeyed, reflected, discerned and discovered together “how God was and is guiding the people” and “in what way the Church can serve God’s people better”. The spirit of MJD Synod was “listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches.” (Rev 2:1-3:22)

The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing. If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power.