From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

From the Desk of Father Nathan

A Message from Father Nathan

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

Christmas Retreat – December 13 – 15

As we know this week from Monday to Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. we are going to plunge into our retreat. If your life is a busy one with many cares and concerns, then you would benefit from a time of quiet prayer and reflection.

Why Join the Retreat

You may find that when you return home from a retreat, you are in a more peaceful and consoled frame of mind. You may just want time for yourself and your God – time to devote to prayer, focus on your relationship with God, and open yourself to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

Benefits of a Retreat

  • When you go on a retreat you may become aware of conflicts or unresolved issues that stop you from being the person you want to be or the person that God created you to be.
  • Many of us keep our troubles, challenges, or God at arms-length with television, the internet, work, and other distractions.
  • On a retreat like this, you can and will put these distractions aside to allow what is more important to surface.
    • We believe in a God who wants to show His love for each one of us. A God who accepts who we are with our personality and our history.
    • A retreat is above all a time of listening to God at work in the experiences of your daily life and in the prayer of the retreat.

Please make an effort to come and to be available for the retreat and benefits out of it.

Christmas Confession on the final day of the retreat

Additionally, we will have confession on the final day. Priests from the deanery will be here. Please make use of it. This is the best way to prepare ourselves for this Christmas.

Christmas Novena

From December 16 – 24th at 5:00 p.m., we will have the Novena to Christmas and it will be followed by Benediction.

Christmas Concert

On December 19th – Sunday, the FIU students will be at 11:00 a.m. Mass to wish us a Merry Christmas in song. They will be singing Christmas choral songs after this Mass.

Please come prepared to stay or join us after the Mass. Let us pray together.

God bless you all.

With lots of love and blessing.

Ever at your service.

—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan


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