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Fourth Sunday of Easter

4th Sun of Easter  Today is Good Shepherd Sunday where we are invited to look at Jesus as that honorable shepherd who watches over and cares for his sheep.  The job of being a shepherd is an extremely difficult one

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Third Sunday of Easter

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER: WORD AND SACRAMENT WORD OF GOD: I am sure that all of your homes have Bibles. But do check to be certain that you own a Catholic Bible. This is important because the Catholic Bible includes

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 2017 “Truly this Man was God’s Son!” [Mt. 27:54] My brothers and sisters in Christ, unless we are prudent, we can be blinded by our pride, only to discover the truth when it is too late. Today’s Gospel

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March 19, 2017

III Sunday of Lent Thirst is an experience we all can identify with.  When we are thirsty, we feel restless, uncomfortable, tired, weary, irritable and unable to focus on what we are doing.  Perhaps, for this reason, today’s scripture readings use the

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Second Sunday of Lent

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT TRANSFIGURATION This gospel does not appear by happenstance, but was chosen by the Church for early Lent for a vitally important reason. The main message was spoken by God the Father and is intended to guide

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Fr. Francis Arulappan, H.G.N.

Fr. Francis Arulappan, H.G.N.

I belong to the Missionary Society of Heralds of Good News, India. I entered the minor seminary of the Order in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 2001. I have a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies and Bachelor of Education from Madras University. I served the Order as an administrator and visiting professor of theology and philosophy in the major seminaries and rector of minor seminary. I also served as General Secretary, Treasurer General and Superior General of the Order for six years. I worked in Divine Mercy School for 15 months as Correspondent.

Now I am here in Western Grays Harbor as Parochial Vicar. I love being a priest. My priestly motto is “Set apart for the Gospel.” I like reading, meditation, personal prayer and preaching. I am also interested in teaching, youth ministry, and retreats. I’m interested in assisting those wanting to return back to the Catholic faith. I love praying the Divine Mercy chaplet and reciting the holy rosary daily.