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All teachers and retired teachers of our School and Parish are invited to participate in the 8 am Eucharistic celebration on Sunday, 7th September, followed by a get-together in the Therapy room. Kindly register at the Reception counter. ______________________________________

Preparations for the Parish Calendar 2015 have begun. Those interested in helping out may please leave their name and contact details at the SCC Office as soon as possible. A suggestion box has been placed in the Church. Suggestions for the Calendar are welcome. ________________________________________________

Musicians and Guitarists are requested to help with the Cantors. Those willing, kindly give your names at the Parish Office. Thanks in advance for your generosity. _________________________________

All those interested in leading the singing in Church are invited to join the Cantors Group. Practices are held on the second and fourth Thursdays in the Church after the 7.15 pm Mass. ___________________________

The First Communion next year will be on Sunday, 4th January 2015. Parents of children who wish to receive first communion are requested to pick and fill up a form from the Parish Office. __________________________

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Upcoming Parish Events

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    Friday, August 29th @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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St. Peters Church, Bandra

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How will you ensure that your being is good today so that your works too might be good?

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The text of today contains the sixth (23:27-28) and seventh (23:29–36) woes begun in 23:13. The sixth Woe concerns “whitewashed tombs”. As a public service, tombs were whitewashed to make them more obvious, since contact with the dead and with graves, even if unintentional, transmitted ritual impurity (Num 19:11-22). This was especially important to pilgrims at Passover time, who would not know the places they visited. The point that Matthew makes is “ostentatious exterior, corrupt interior”. The seventh and final Woe extends the tomb image and modulates into the concluding theme: The rejection of the prophets God has sent.
The challenge then to each one of us is to bother less about what we ought to do and think more about what we ought to be, because if our being were good then our works would shine forth brightly.

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If your being is good, then all you do will also be good....

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The fourth (23:23-24) and fifth (23:25-26) woes against the Pharisees are about focussing on the insignificant matters and externals while forgetting what is significant and internal.

The Pharisees were extremely particular about tithing and to ensure that they did not err in this regard, tithed even small garden vegetables used for seasoning which Matthew mentions here as mint, dill and cumin and probably in order to correspond with justice and mercy and faith.
Gnat and Camel, which the Matthean Jesus contrasts in 23:24, were the smallest and largest living things in ordinary experience. While the Matthean Jesus does not state that what the Pharisees are doing is wrong, his critique is that while focussing so much on these insignificant items, they lose sight of the larger picture.

Too much focus on the external can also lead to forgetting the internal. What is on the outside is merely a reflection of what is within.

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