Administrator's Message

The Pastor Speaks …..

The Pastor Speaks .....

Dear Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and People of God

As we enter the month of May, a month that holds special significance for many reasonswe will reflect on various themes that are relevant to our lives as Christians and citizens, including the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, elections, summer precautions, and the dedication of the month of May to Mother Mary.

May 1st marks the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, a day dedicated to honouring the dignity of labour and the role of workers in society. St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, was himself a labourer, known for his hard work, humility, and dedication to his family. In celebrating this feast, we are reminded of the importance of work as a means of fulfilling God’s plan for us and contributing to the common good. Let us emulate St. Joseph’s example by approaching our work with diligence, integrity, and a spirit of service.

As citizens, we are called to participate in the democratic process, including elections. This year, several important elections are taking place, both at the local and national levels. Let us approach these elections with a sense of responsibility, discernment, and prayer. May we choose leaders who will govern with wisdom, justice, and a commitment to the common good. I request the priests and religious to conscientize the people to exercise their right to vote. Let us also pray for all those involved in the electoral process, that they may act with integrity and fairness.

As we enter the summer months, it is important to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the heat. This includes staying hydrated, wearing light clothing, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun. Let us also be mindful of those who are vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat, such as the elderly and the sick, and offer them our support and assistance.

Finally, the month of May is traditionally dedicated to honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary is a model of faith, humility, and obedience, and her intercession is powerful and effective. During this month, let us turn to Mary in prayer, asking for her guidance, protection, and intercession in our lives.

In conclusion, as we journey through the month of May, let us keep these themes in mind and strive to live our lives in accordance with the values of the Gospel. May St. Joseph the Worker, the example of hard work and humility, inspire us. May our participation in elections be guided by prayer and discernment. May our summer be safe and healthy. And may our devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus, deepen our faith and draw us closer to her Son.

† Jaya Rao Polimera Bishop of Eluru & Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam