From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

From the Desk of Father Nathan | March 21, 2021

A Message from Father Nathan

My dearest people who are all close to my heart! Prayers and blessings to you.

 

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”).

In this beautiful letter, the Holy Father proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 (See Vatican News).

Plenary Indulgences

The Apostolic Penitentiary also issued a Decree granting plenary indulgences for this special year. Below is the prayer that Pope Francis composed. We will pray this starting this weekend.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Saint Joseph

Hail Guardian of the Redeemer

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

To you God entrusted His only Son;

in you, Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,

show yourself a father

and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,

and defend us from every evil.

Amen

The Life of Joseph

We know almost nothing about His words or thoughts as shared in the scripture, but his silence spoke volumes to the church. We need that SILENCE today in the modern world in which we live.

May St. Joseph be our intercessor and our guide along with our Blessed Mother. Amen.

Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,

With love and blessings,

 

—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan

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Past Messages from Father Nathan

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 16, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 16, 2021

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.

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 28, 2021

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | March 28, 2021

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.

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