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Congratulations!

The parish family extends prayers and congratulations to Father Emmanuel on the 5th Anniversary of his ordination on Saturday, August 8th. We pray God continue to bless him. Read Father Emmanuel reflections   on five years of fruitful service in the Lord’s...

WHO IS A CATHOLIC PRIEST?

REFLECTING ON THE CATHOLIC MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD! WHO IS A CATHOLIC PRIEST? (A SHORT REFLECTION TO COMMEMORATE FIVE YEARS OF FRUITFUL SERVICE IN THE LORD’S VINEYARD.) To many Catholic Christians, the Priest means various things. To some, he is just someone that celebrates Mass and hears confession and administers the sacraments when needed; To others, he is a man who has decided not to marry in order to serve God faithfully and without family ties and distractions; To some, he is an embodiment of divine mandate, a dispenser of grace and a mediator between God and Man. In all, a Priest means different things to different people, but who is really a Priest? A Priest…. Was once a crying baby who was carried and breastfed and nurtured and cared for by his parents/guardians. Was once a child who grew up in the family/society like every other child and depended so much on the cares of his family and relations. Was once a teen who flowed with the current and adhered to peer influence, doing what others were doing and enjoying his teen years. Was once overwhelmed by the pressure that comes with adolescence and had to choose between a good and bad lifestyle. Is a son to his parents; a brother to his siblings; a nephew to his uncles and aunts and a friend to his dear ones. Is a human with flesh and bones, feelings and emotions as well as weaknesses and strengths. Is a man who chose to be in the service of God and humanity and left all the pleasures of adulthood just to embrace the sanctification...