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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT WHAT IS TEMPTATION? There is a wise counsel in Scriptures, which says, “My Son, if thou art ready to serve the Lord, prepare thyself for temptations” (Ecclesiasticus 2.1). The word temptation is from the Latin tentare,

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February 26, 2017

Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, do not worry about tomorrow! During today’s First Reading from the Book of Isaiah, we heard, “Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her nursing

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February 19, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today’s First Reading from Chapter 19 of the Book of Leviticus teaches us that the spirit of charity makes it impossible for the spirits of enmity, revenge, and grudge bearing to dwell within us.

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February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  The Gospel readings for this Sunday is taken from the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew’s Gospel was written primarily for Christians who were grounded in the scripture and traditions of

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February 5, 2017

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Scripture lessons: In our first reading, the Lord God through His prophet Isaiah gives us examples of how we are to allow the light of God to shine through us.  “Share your bread with the

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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.