From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

From the Desk of Father Nathan

Third Sunday of Easter | April 18, 2021

A Message from Father Nathan

My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
Lots of love and blessings to you all.

I was extremely happy that this past week the vocation promoter of our Archdiocese celebrated Mass here for Broward county. The attendance was not as we expected, but that’s alright. We are trying to learn the reason for it. I am thinking of making it every year that our community gathering as we together pray for the vocations every year. We would do it on Divine Mercy Saturday or Pentecost Saturday. I will share plans for next year with the help of the Deacon and ministries.

It sounds like the majority of our parish has had a vaccine. I am extremely delighted about this! I also had my second shot during Holy Week. Hereafter we need to move on to our “new normal” routine and regular mood of life as we continue, of course, by following guidelines.

We have already opened up the hall for all the meetings and events… please come and share…

I do urge all of you- all the time, to wear your facial coverings and social distancing. People tend to think that since you had a vaccine, it is ok to stop protocol, but it’s not bulletproof and that you are not going to get sick, hence—please for the sake of others, please always during the Mass COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH. If someone is not following this, please offer a suggestion politely to do so.

Very soon we are going to have the First Communion of some of our children. So on this Mother’s Day May 9th at 11:00 a.m. Mass the girls will receive Holy Communion for the first time as their mothers and grandmothers with family celebrate this sacrament. What a joy to have the First Communion celebration as we enter a new year of change. We shall also pray for them.

Please invite and share with your friends and family to the church so that they may also attend daily and Sunday Mass inside the church. May God bless you all. If there is anyone who needs my visit or call, please let me know, I will be more than happy to do that

God bless you all. 

Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,

With love and blessings,

—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan

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Past Messages from Father Nathan

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 21, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 21, 2021

This is the year of Saint Joseph December 8, 2020, is the 15th anniversary of the Declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”).

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 14, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 14, 2021

What is Holy Mass?
What we do and why do we do this?

Vatican II, bulletin 1324 said the following: – The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” 136 ‘the other sacraments and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented towards it.

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 7, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 7, 2021

What is the Sacrament of Confession? Why do we need confession? What are the benefits of going to confession? The Sacrament of Confession is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God, our neighbors, and the Church.

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 28, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 28, 2021

The Mysteries of our Faith. As the Lenten Season has started please make all the efforts possible to participate in the liturgy and other pious activities of the church. These are the ways and means we are able to understand the mystery of Christ…

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 21, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 21, 2021

We have just started the Lenten season. It’s one of the most precious and holiest seasons of the year… Let us try to know Christ and let us try to understand him. Please, make an effort to talk to Him and with Him through the readings of the scripture, praying the rosary as a family,

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 14, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 14, 2021

Ash Wednesday | The Beginning of Lent
“Repent and believe in the Gospel” is the captivating sentence as we begin the holy season of Lent. For any Roman Catholic Church, the suffering the death of Christ is the mystery of our faith. Our faith revolves around this.

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