From the Desk of Father Nathan | October 18, 2020
A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
My Recent Retreat
I had a very good and enriching experience on my recent retreat. I love the priestly company during these times of course. Two of my favorite priests were also on the retreat which made it a little more special. As I told you – I was able to pray for all of you.
Thank You to our Music Ministry | Mr. Andrew Reid and Ani Kambur
What a wonderful time. Praise be to God! Mr. Andrew Reid and Ani Kambur have the past year has lent a helping hand to our people to pray. I want to extend my appreciation to them and thank them for the wonderful job that they continue to render to our church community. Music was one of the main concerns I had received immediately when I arrived here. He has helped me tremendously to integrate it into the Mass. Andrew is an informed, talented, and humble soul. God bless him. May the Good Lord assist both of them to help us to participate and pray better.
Thoughts on Our upcoming Election
Now, at the election time, many of you have come to me and asked me ‘WHY DON’T THE BISHOPS TALK ABOUT WHOM TO VOTE? ARE THEY AFRAID”? It’s so true we need a government to role and govern us. The Church cannot though, stand or be the voice of the people in politics. It should think and be a voice like Christ. There is no compromise on this. As the official Church, it cannot categorically point out a party to vote for, then it becomes party politics.
The Church would NEVER do that. Also is NOT the right thing to do. Now, as you and I are members of the Church, we need to know what the stand of the Church is, what values that it holds true are, and what the beliefs that it supports are. Whichever person(s) or party that in turn matches these values, then I believe, we need to consider and vote for.
So, please vote. That’s most important.
Above all, please let us continue to pray for our nation so that we all may live in peace and harmony
With love and blessings,
Ever at your service.
—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan
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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…