Message From Father Anthony

 

Father Anthony's Daily Message ~ July 31st, 2020 ~ 'God Is With Us'

 

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I greet you wherever you are and I hope that this message will find you doing well. Thank you for all that you are doing for others and for yourself, especially when it comes to staying safe.

Here at St. Mark, we as a staff and team are doing the best we can, by the grace of God. It is my hope that we shall continue to do everything in our means to carry out the mission of the Church through the different ministries of our parish.

Today July 31st, we come to the end of this month! Thanks be to God that we made it to the end of the month. I would like to sympathize with all those that have been faced with all kinds of challenges. May our loving and merciful God continue to strengthen you and comfort you. And for those who have had moments of joy to celebrate in the milestones of life, I would like to congratulate you so much.

From the Gospel reading today,  we see Jesus return to his native place and having taught in the synagogue, all those listening admired him, "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter's son?"They asked in astonishment and awe." All these questions were not necessarily positive. They wanted to bring Jesus down to their level, yet he was God. In that way, they missed out on the opportunity to be  humble and accept Jesus. We need to learn that God will do great things within us, only if we humble ourselves.

As we end this month of July  today, we shall begin another one tomorrow, a month that is so dear to me for many reasons, I was born in August and I was ordained a priest in August. I would like you to join me in my humble prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of life, as well as, the gift of the priesthood. I believe and know, so well, what a big role you play in my life. You are not only members of the parish, but you are the family closest to me.  Will you please pray for me, that together, we will fulfill the mission assigned to us.

I wish you a blessed new month and I hope God will continue to protect you from every danger.

God bless you and keep you.

Fr. Anthony