From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

From the Desk of Father Nathan | October 25, 2020

A Message from Father Nathan

My dearest people who are all close to my heart!

Lots of love, blessings, and prayers to you all.

All Saints Day….”if He and She could do it, why not me?”

Every week as we profess our faith, we express…

”I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church. THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS.”

The author of this Letter to the Hebrews wrote.

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and the perfecter of faith.” (12.1-2)

This passage is a beautiful description of the communion of saints. This is very fundamental to the Christian faith.

A saint is someone who is in heaven or who is in communion with Christ.

The Church commemorates all these saints on All Saints Day. This is the day to commemorate, the souls both known and unknown, who have attained heaven. While many canonized saints are celebrated with their own individual date, saints that have not been canonized have no particular day on the calendar.

All Saints Day recognizes those who have attained heaven, but their sainthood is known only to God. Even so, Catholic observances tend to focus on known saints, those canonized by the Catholic Church. Because there were so many martyrs, they could not each have their own feast day, but they were seen as such important witnesses that Christians did not want to leave any of them out.

While celebrating their feast, it is an inspiration, invitation, and challenge for all believers. Our faith states, saints are those heroic believers, disciples who are with Christ. Who knows, maybe even our own beloved grandparents, parents, family members, and friends may be crowned in sainthood and are celebrating this heavenly bliss of being with Christ. If they could be celebrated, we ourselves too could do so.

It’s an invitation and a challenge. May the intercession of saints be upon all of us.

God bless you all.

With love and blessings,
Ever at your service.

 

—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 28, 2021

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 21, 2021

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | February 14, 2021

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From The Desk Of Father Nathan | January 31, 2021

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