From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

A Message from Father Nathan

My dearest people closest to my heart!
God bless you and your generous heart

Solemnity of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ) 

Celebrated June 02, 2024

We celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Christ on the 2nd of June.

Honor the Eucharist and the Transubstantiation of Bread and Wine 

The Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is the time for Catholics to reflect on the bread and wine Transubstantiation into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during the Last Supper.

Understanding the importance of the Eucharist in our Daily Lives 

The celebration emphasizes the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the faithful community, providing an opportunity to contemplate the sacrament, express gratitude, and seek guidance.

Even though the Catholic Church lives, moves, and has Her lives only through the Eucharist, special attention given to this Feast of Corpus Christi traces its roots back to the 13th century when a visionary nun, St. Julianafof Liege, received divine inspiration to establish a day devoted to adoration of the Eucharist.

Eucharist | Spiritual Nourishment

This observance holds particular relevance for Christians all over the world, offering an occasion to appreciate their shared faith and devotion to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The significance of Corpus Christi is not just a matter of spiritual nourishment, but also one of unity, where Catholics gather to acknowledge their connection, express thanks for their blessings, and affirm their faith, hope, and love in the sacrament.

How we will celebrate at St Gabriel

We will have a procession of the Eucharist around the church right after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. May I request all to participate in this procession. The information will be passed on to you later.

Thanks to all of our Faith Groups & Their Leaders 

I want to thank all the leaders of the various organizations for applying themselves in coordinating the group for better participation at the church. I really like it. May God bless them all.

Thanks to the Men’s Club

I would like to recognize and appreciate the Men’s Club for concentrating on the good of our parish, for which I have called, including the yearly commitments that they do, they have also taken a few more initiatives and did it for the good of the community like changes the carpets outside and around the church, changed the whole sound system in the parish hall, renovated the restroom in the sacristy. I appreciate the Men’s Club and the leaders. May God bless them all.

I do witness the same attitude in the other groups. Great attitude. Please keep up the good work. It should have nothing to do with us. It’s all about God and our church. God makes good use of the individual for His greater glory and the good of the church. I do notice lots of great individuals I could name very many and I am blessed with our parish, they do a lot, so humbled, never looked for appreciation or acknowledgment never wanted, but serving only for the good of the church and for God.

They really get into my heart for who they are. May God bless them.

“We are worthy servants; we have only done our duty.”

–Luke 17:10 

With lots of love and blessings,

Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,

— Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan

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Past Messages from Father Nathan

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 26, 2024

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 26, 2024

Next weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, popularly known as the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. On Saturday June 1, right after the vigil Mass, we will have a procession around the church to spend time with the Eucharist.

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