From the Desk of Father Nathan | February 21, 2021
A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
The Beginning of the Lenten Season | A time of Renewal
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, and above all, a little more personal prayer time. I believe these are the ways and means we can relish this time of the year.
Archbishop’s Charity Drive – ABCD Update
I would like to bring to our attention the status of the Archbishop’s Charity Drive – ABCD. I do understand the world’s economic situation. There are very many who have lost their job/and or their economic situation has changed. We have no clue what the future holds for us in this situation. Trusting our generosity, our diocese has set a goal for us. I feel that we can meet it and do better. We are just a little over 50%. We have a long way to go. So may I request of you, prayerfully to consider, the appeal as well.
Even though as the shepherd of the parish, I don’t want to talk to you about money, but I am doing it, because, by our generous hearts, very many, who are in real need will benefit from it. So…..Thank you!
Stations of the Cross
Please may I request you also attend the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:00 p.m? It’s one of the best ways, we can walk along with Christ to Calvary and we can very well understand the suffering of Jesus for our lives.
For Palm Sunday, we will have a small procession holding the palms as we go inside the church, which is a tradition of the church. We shall bless the palms, on the grass area of the entrance of the church. Then, let us go inside the church commemorating as Jesus was welcomed by his people. We will disseminate more information later.
Many have already been vaccinated.
God bless you all. I am extremely delighted to know that many have had their vaccines. Praise God! I am looking forward, to my day.
Many Many Thanks.
I would also like to thank personally, so many of you offering so many Masses for the repose of my brother Roy Nathan. God bless your heart. Please continue to pray for his soul, and for my family
May 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
July 14 We Celebrate St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Patroness of ecology and the environment, people in exile, and Native Americans.
First Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church
Praying a rosary has been a tradition in the Church for a long time. Praying the rosary is such a powerful means to reach Jesus. The rosary is the vehicle for Mary to intercede to her Son Jesus. It’s an extremely powerful weapon and Catholics need to hold it in their pocket at times.
44% of all Americans have received at least 1 dose of the COVID Vaccine. While India still struggles. We are blessed to Live in the USA!
Church tradition dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ways to show devotion to Mary during the month of May.
April 18, 2021, Third Sunday of Easter. The majority of our parish has had a vaccine. It is time to move back to our regular mood of life.
At the Easter Vigil, the Exsultet is sung as Mass begins in darkness, illumined only by candles throughout the church. The Exsultet is a beautiful hymn of rejoicing in Christ’s triumph of sin and death.