A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
Lots of love, blessings, and prayers to you all.
Today is a day of national Thanksgiving!
So Many Reasons to Be Thankful
- First for the blessing and protection God has given us.
- Second, for our democratic government and the prosperity, we enjoy.
- Third, for our freedom of speech and religion.
- And finally for the generosity and goodwill of our people.
The History of Thanksgiving
When we read the history, we learn that in the winter of 1610 at Jamestown, Virginia, the conditions had reduced from a group of 409 settlers to just 60 souls. The survivors had prayed for help, without knowing when or how it might come. When help arrived, in the form of a ship filled with food and supplies from England, a Thanksgiving prayer meeting was held to give thanks to God.
President George Washington issued the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789.
President Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of the Civil War, established Thanksgiving Day as a formal holiday to express our thanks to God.
In 1941 Congress passed the official proclamation declaring that Thanksgiving should be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of each November.
Today, let us thank God for His innumerable blessings, providential care, and protection and for the unconditional pardon given to us for our daily sins and failures.
So Much to be thankful for
We thank our parents – living and dead- for the gift of life, Christian training, and the good examples they gave us. Give thanks for the loving support and timely help and encouragement of our relatives and friends. Thanks to our pastor, teachers, doctors, soldiers, police, and government officers for the sincere service they render us.
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 | May 28, 2023
Pentecost is the birth of the church — the celebration of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 21, 2023
When you see a visitor, let us make them feel that they are welcome. Let them feel that it is a community that welcomes people, and loves people. And thanks to all the St Gabriel ministires.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 14, 2023
Celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on Saturday, June 10, & Sunday, June 11, 2023…
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | May 01, 2023
I will celebrate my ordination anniversary on the tenth of May. I feel humbled and blessed that the precious and good Lord has also called me to share in the royal priesthood. The call to priesthood is the biggest precious gift in my life.
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | April 30, 2023
The month of May is here. The month of Mary, our Holy Mother. It is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary…
From The Desk Of Father Nathan | April 23, 2023
Christ is Risen. Thank You For your Full Participation During Holy Week & thanks to all who make the liturgy of Lent special.