WELCOME TO GOD’S HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH!
Message From Fr. Resti
We warmly welcome back Fr. Cleetus who arrived this week after a month-long annual break in India. We hope that he had a restful and enjoyable time with his family, relatives, and friends. From May 9 to 12, he will participate in the so called ‘Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers’ (COPIM) in Santa Barbara, CA. This program is designed to support the ministry of priests and religious sisters and brothers whose native culture is not that of the United States. It gives priests and religious opportunities for cultural dialogue in supportive and affirming contexts.
We bid our farewell and express our gratitude to Stephanie Keenan, who stepped down from her role as our parish Youth Minister in order to spend more time with her family and on other professional responsibilities. I am taking this opportunity to introduce Ms. Diana Banasan as our new Youth Minister. Surely, her skills as a filmmaker, web con-tent manager, events director, coupled with her being a youth leader since 2000, will be assets as she takes upon her challenging role as our new youth minister in charge.
In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him’ (John 14:23). Whether we are a priest serving in a different culture, a minister taking care of the youth, a mother who looks after her kid, etc.…, we are all called to love the Lord and keep His Word. It may be difficult at times but it is not impossible. It is possible because of the grace of God.
Grace-filled weekend everyone!
The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church