From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

A Message from Father Nathan

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

Mass | the summit of prayer

Mass is the source and the Summit of all our prayers. Mass should be an extension of our life. Life should be an extension of our Mass. Mass is our source of strength for our life. Mass is what keeps the Church moving and holy.

Without Mass, the church will wither away. As I am your minister of the church, I am called to be the mouthpiece of the church and everything I share is crystal clear as told to me to follow.

Mass is for Jesus

There is nothing that I bring that is new to the liturgy. The Church has such long traditions and it retains its uniqueness and holiness. All I do as your leader is to be reacting to the holy Mass done by our master, Jesus Christ himself.

My role as priest is to spread the word of God

The creativity that I can add would be my homily. I can use all my human creativity to spread and preach the Word of God. All the rest of things were given to me. I can say that I am not that smart to think beyond the Church to understand the mind of Christ.

Changes During our Mass

Hence, you can witness there are a few changes during Mass. I HAVE NOT CHANGED ANYTHING ABOUT THE LITURGY. All I am doing is to have uniformity and to make the liturgy celebration a little more solemn. Of course, I have the safety of our people in my mind. Most of our people have their own health issues, hence I am trying my best to make good use of their talents and interest for this Solemn celebration.

Change….no one likes it especially when we mature in age. Our people were trained from a very early age and in many parishes before this one. Everyone knows what they do. Please appreciate their interest and pray for them as those that serve you change upon my request. We have a good amount of people who are sharing their time and talents for the good of the Church and the greater glory of God.

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 | August 13, 2023

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | August 13, 2023

Holy Days of Obligation | The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains holy days of obligation this way:
Family needs or important social services can legitimately excuse the obligation of Sunday rest (specified in the Fourth Commandment). The faithful should see that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health {CCC 2185}.

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | July 30 2023

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | July 30 2023

August 4th we celebrate the feast of St. John Vianney who is the patron saint of priests – a French priest, a renowned confessor with supernatural powers. Baptiste-Marie Vianney, also called Cure d’Ars, (born May 8, 1786, Dardillly, France—died August 4, 1859, Ars, canonized May 31, 1925, feast day August 4 (formerly August 9), a French priest who was renowned as a confessor and for his supernatural powers.

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | July 23 2023

From The Desk Of Father Nathan | July 23 2023

Feast of Joachim and Anne | the parents of Jesus’ mother, Mary. On July 26 the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The couple’s faith and perseverance brought them through the sorrow of childlessness, to the joy of conceiving and raising the immaculate and sinless woman who would give birth to Christ.

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