A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart
Lots of love, blessings, and prayers to you all.
When we think of Lent…
When we think of Lent, for any Catholic, there are three things that should come to our mind. These three main things are prayer, fasting, and giving.
Firstly, prayer during Lent focuses on our need for God’s forgiveness. It’s also about repenting (turning away from our sins) and receiving God’s mercy and love.
Secondly, fasting or giving up something is a very common practice during Lent. The idea is that giving up something that’s a regular part of life, like eating a dessert, can be a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice. That time can also be replaced with more time connecting to God.
Finally, giving money or doing something good for others is a way to respond to God’s grace, generosity, and love. For example, some people spend time volunteering or donating money, they would normally use to buy something, like their morning coffee.
Sacrifice & Resurrection
Jesus sacrificed Himself on Good Friday to bear the punishment as the ransom for all our evils as the atonement and offered us forgiveness. He was raised from the dead on Easter Sunday to bestow upon us eternal life.
Hence, spending time during Lent praying, fasting, and giving can make Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter even more meaningful.
Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. It commemorates the night before Jesus died when He shared the Passover with His closest friends and followers. That day he instituted the Eucharist as His memorial and the priesthood to celebrate that Passover meal every day all over the world and he has given the love command.
I Heard Your Comments About the ABC Donor List
Last week I receive mixed comments when I published the names of the donors. I do understand the sentiments involved in that. Thank you – God bless you all.
Thank you for your continued support in regard to ABCD. We reached $70,000.00 but we are still short $55,000. I am still waiting for your generous heart.
If all the families donate or pledge $125.00 which is $12.50 over ten months, it will pay off the amount due for 2022 and we will be able to reach our 2023 target as well. Thank you to of those who donated toward this task and may I request others to prayerfully consider this.
Please continue to pledge so we are able to accomplish our goal of $124,711.
Stations of the Cross
Understanding our situations and needs, we will have Stations of the Cross at 4:00 p.m. every Friday.
Please continue to pray for me. I continue to hold you in my prayers.
God bless you all.
With lots of love and blessing.
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 | March 26, 2023
Pontifical Good Friday Collection which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Pope Francis has asked our Archdiocese to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection which helps Christians in the Holy Land.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 19, 2023
Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. This is the primary and highest feast of St. Joseph and is celebrated annually on March 19th. Because this feast is a solemnity, even though it falls during Lent, the faithful are dispensed of their Lenten obligations on this day…
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 12, 2023
Confess your sins. The second precept of the Church commission that guides us states “you shall confess your sins at least once a year: Lenten Confession times…
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 5, 2023
Understand The Lent discipline of Fasting… All Catholics are called to fast for at least two important dates. One is Ash Wednesday and the other is Good Friday. Fasting, prayer, and helping the poor are the three spiritual disciplines of Lent.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 19, 2023
This week as we start the Holy Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Masses on Ash Wednesday at 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, and 7:00 p.m.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 12, 2023
Thank You. ABCD Drive Update – the target is $124,711.00, and we have received $40,000 in donations and pledges… still a long way to go. Prayerfully consider your gift. + Updates about church projects and Lenten Season.