Message From Father Anthony

 

Father Anthony's Daily Message ~ July 10th, 2020 ~ 'God Is With Us'

 

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I am so grateful, yet again, to have an opportunity of writing this message to you. Thank you for all that you are doing to keep your faith alive as well as staying safe!

It is Friday, July 10th, and it is not just end of the week but tonight at 6pm, Bishop Barry Knestout will be celebrating the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral. It is during this Mass that the bishop blesses the Holy Oils for the celebration of Sacraments in the church. This celebration is a reminder that the mission of the Church will continue, when we as Christians continue to be nourished and fed through the life of the Sacraments.

I would like to thank you for being able to keep yourself updated on what is going on here at St. Mark. In the situation at hand, it is very easy to lose connection and feel that you are missing out, because of the social-distancing, quarantine and staying home. All you need to know is that Jesus is indeed present and so are we! It is upon each one of us to build that close connection with Jesus.

This Saturday, we will have ordinations in our diocese, let us keep these young men in our prayers that God may bless them in their ministry. And here at our parish, we will have our children receiving their First Holy Communion on Sunday. We congratulate them and keep them in our prayers.

As we continue through these summer days, I hope that you find time to rest, relax and have some quality time with your family. If there is anything we can continue to rely on, it is our hope and trust in the mercy of the Lord that this pandemic will end soon.

God bless you and keep you!

Fr. Anthony