Sondex – May 2021

Mogall Firgozkaramno,

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Hi Inglez mhonn’nni zaitea kallachi. Ti aiz pasun khori asa. Dor monis vavr korta taka sogllo vell vavr korit ravunk zainam. Nam mhonn tem mon’xak borem. Tea pasot vavr kelea uprant thoddo tori vell visov gheunk zai vo ani kitem mon’xachem mon xant korpa sarkehm korunk zai. Hi adli mhonn’nni vaddleleank mhonnloli, punn ti atam chodd korun bhurgeank sor kel’li amkam mellta. Bhurgem sogllo vell aplim pustokam gheun xikunk bosta zalear tachean tem bhes borem korunk zainam. Thoddo tori vell khellun sarunk goroz.  Kitem tori dusrem ani vegllem korunk zai. Tednanch ki uprant bhurgeachean anik ek pavtt aplim pustokam gheun odik borem xikunk zata. Heach pasot xallent disak chear-chear periods zatoch interval asta. Ti-tin mhoineani xallent sutteo asta. Oxem zalem mhonntoch bhurgeank xikxonn korunk odik nett mellta. Read more

Editorial – May 2021

With a thankful heart, we could all have a better Easter this year unlike last year when we couldn’t even get out of our houses. Things have changed for the better as the much awaited vaccine is out and the SOP’s are being implemented. But in spite of all this, the second wave has arrived and it is not something that can be taken lightly. Apparently we have been taken aback as we all had that relaxed feeling that everything was clear. We were sort of cautiously optimistic about the end of the pandemic in view of increasing vaccine availability and decreasing numbers of infected cases after the peak in January. We were made to believe that the virus dies off in hot weather conditions, but that has not been the case for us in these hot summer months.  Cases and case positivity has begun to increase again, whether due to variants, pandemic fatigue or both, it’s anybody’s guess. This definitely throws up a question whether the end was as near as we all gleefully thought. Amidst happiness and relief that people that people are feeling, there is also confusion and fear. Some people are wary of stepping out of their homes and there are others who are eager to throw up a party.  Expectedly a mixed bag of emotions after a year of this dreaded pandemic. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic, daily uncertainty and contradictory information has been the norm. Read more


Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the pandemic, this year’s TREZEN/ FEAST of St. Anthony will be held in our St. Sebastian Church, instead of the Chapel, from 1st June, 2021 to 13th June, 2021.

Daily mass will be at 6:00pm, preceded by Rosary and Litany at 5:30 pm. The traditional Blessing of the Banner (MADDI) will be conducted on Friday, 31st May, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) at the CHAPEL in Tolebando. The statue of St. Anthony will then be taken in a procession at 12:30 pm from the Chapel to our Church. Kindly take note and inform others as well.

Six sins against the Holy Spirit

When one is baptized, one receives the Holy Spirit and becomes a child of God. Through this sacrament one is initiated into the church. But later when one attains the age of discretion, the sacrament of confirmation is administered to him or her. It is believed that through confirmation one receives the Holy Spirit. As we grow up we all as humans sin or we accept the invitation of temptation so much so that we not only sin against God and humans but we also sin against the Holy Spirit which we have received at baptism and renewed or re-strengthened at confirmation. Read more

Ascension of Our Lord

It is true of any special event, that 40 days seems like ages, when one has to wait for that event to happen. In the intervening time preparations go on, finer details are seen to making that event extra special, then it seems as if 40 days have just gone by. This has been so for me, and may be you also during the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. But for us the intervening period has been grace filled with daily mass, sacrifices, fasting, abstinence, stations of the cross, sacrament of reconciliation and holy week services amidst restrictions and uncertainties. Finally even our homes have been blessed. Read more

Victorious Cross

Crucifix or cross is a symbol of Christianity and we are proud of this sign, to proclaim that we are Christians. Prior to the death of Jesus Christ, Cross was a sign of shame. One had to die on the cross as a punishment for the misdeeds. It was the ultimate punishment given to the criminals. The early Christians were taking the fish as a sign for Christ’s followers, to identify themselves in secret, because they were scared of the persecution. The fish symbol enabled them to recognize one another without the need of the verbal communication. Read more

Vatter gozal

Tadev:  Dev boro dis dium, Simao titiv. Tum koso asa ani paskanchi porob koxi zali?

Simao: Tuka-I dium, Tadev. Porob ekdom bori zali. Devache kurpen sogllem borem zalem ani hea vorsak lokak kariavollinim bhag gheunk soeg mell’llo. Amchea Iadnik bhavanim zaito tokos ghetlo.

Tadev: Oi, titiv, xabaski tankam kiteak soglle sorkarache nem kaide pallun amcheo firgojecheo dhormik seva amkam sompeponnim favo zaleo. Read more

May day

Over the years, 1st May has been bestowed upon with many honours. But the most notable are summarized below:

May 1 is also metonym for International Workers Day or Labour Day, a day of celebration of the working class in many countries. Behind it lies a history dating back over one-and-a-half centuries.
An interesting point to be noted, is that the industrial revolutions that took place largely in Europe and USA in the later part of the 19th century resulted in reducing the work hours from 12-15 per day to 8 hours per day. The highlight of this phase is the Haymarket Massacre – When labourers assembled at the Haymarket Square in Chicago on May 4, 1886 and took out a rally for 8 hr. work day, a bombing attack was mounted on them by some unknown forces. Read more

Getting Wise About Wisdom Teeth

With age comes wisdom….. Specifically wisdom teeth. Our mouths go through many changes in our lifetime. One major dental milestone usually takes place between 17 to 21 years i.e .appearance of third molars. These are called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.

When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew and can be a valuable asset to the mouth.

It is normal to feel a little discomfort when wisdom teeth begin to erupt but if there is pain it’s best to see your dentist. Read more

The Rosary

Rosary is a prayer,
That we Christians pray
We will be safe from all danger,
If we say it every day.

Mother Mary intercedes to Jesus,
When we say the Rosary
She asks Him to protect us,
And help us live happily. Read more