From the Desk of Father Nathan | January 31, 2021
A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
It’s the greatest and warming feeling that one is being loved, we hear that Christ longed for this acceptance from His people when he lived here in His time.
This was the wisdom shared by my mother after she heard how you all were feeling with me and for me.
Dear friends, It is one of the most irreplaceable losses for my family. My mother said,
“He is the first one who gave the title and honor to be “THE MOTHER”
– hence to lose any of her children, especially the very first one, is so difficult for her. For my sister-in-law to lose her husband, who is the world to her, is unimaginable. For the nieces and nephews, it is the same case…their hero is no longer in person in their lives. For all of us – brothers and sisters, one of our brothers is no more in our daily life.
For to have one of the members taken away from the family…it’s pain, agony and above all, a loss of someone we loved so much.
The good and happiness in this loss is that he has gained and captured eternal life! That’s the happiness and comfort we feel now.
The whole family every morning and evening pray the rosary and offer Mass for his soul. Prayer is the only healing to and for all of us. It was/is what helps us to come to accept this loss.
In this most difficult time, I was very much taken up by your love, concern, and care. All your messages, calls, and financial support over here and back home as well as all your cards, calls and everything is extremely incredible! You are all magnanimous, gentle, and caring people. Thank you!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I would like to thank all of you individually for putting up with a few adjustments while I was gone—it was very supportive of you all— God bless you all.
Please continue to pray for me and for my healing. It is only now that I feel his absence so much. My heart says, “You are my faith family, this extends me a greater meaning to my life” hence I am practicing my faith journey along with all of you. Let us walk together with Christ, our Savior with faith and trust and He would lead us to the right path.
Finally, let us support this year’s ABCD Our esteemed Archdiocese extends the invitation to each of us to support it. Let us be a part of it. If we are not a part of it, then who would be?
Never worry how small or big your donation is, but please remember – it’s my contribution to the Church. That is it. Let us be a part of it.
Let us also pray for the success of it – this endeavor we all do together.
May God bless you all!
Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,
With love and blessings,
—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan
A letter from Archbishop Wenski
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Past Messages from Father Nathan
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.
Holy Week is also called “Passion Week” begins on Palm Sunday and continues to Easter Sunday. Holy Week provided an opportunity for all the faithful to reflect on their personal sinfulness and their need for Christ and His sacrifice on our behalf.
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”).
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.
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.
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…