Dear Friends in Christ,
Greetings of love, peace and Joy in Christ from Fr Zevi HGN.
July is usually hot and a time for relaxing. It is also the time when crops planted in the Spring are maturing and growing. Just as the crops are dependent upon summer rains not only to grow but to survive so our spiritual development is dependent upon our frequenting the sacraments and receiving the Blood of Christ.
On July 01, 2019, I am starting my third year in Pacific County Catholic Parishes as Priest Administrator. I feel very happy of looking at active participants, cheerful volunteers, generous contributors, etc. Thank you for being an active and faithful member of our church community. By giving to our church on a weekly or monthly basis, you’re showing that our church has a meaningful place in your heart. We just wanted to write this to let you know that you’re in our heart, too. I appreciate for all your supports, Prayers and contributions to make so much improvements in our regular Sunday collections, Annual Catholic Appeal and all other special collections as well.
Though I have come across some hardship of driving, some inconveniences due to the cultural differences, some inconsistencies in organizing certain activities due to the peculiar situation around here, I could see the progressiveness, namely celebration of sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and first Holy Communion in all three (3) Parishes. With all your supports we could take up Completion of the Loan and Roofing project at St Lawrence, Raymond, an intuitiveness for exterior repair of St Mary’s at McGowan Station and other multiple maintenance programs at St Mary, Seaview and St Joseph Parish at Holy Family, Frances.
Donating to the church monthly allows us to support our priest, staff, the needs of Liturgy and others in our community who need help. We’re answering the cry of the needy through the outreach and Social Concern Programs, and it’s all thanks to contributors like you. We earnestly appreciate your ongoing support and want to let you know we’re here for you. If there’s ever anything we can do for you and your family, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You are valued members of our church family. And your financial support is making a difference.
The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. This symbol of hope is the colour of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of July 2019 - The Integrity of Justice: That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
Thanking you for participating in this Journey as friends,
In the Friendship of Christ,
Rev Zevier Hirudayaraj Arockiam HGN
Priest Administrator, Pacific County Catholic Parishes
(St Mary Parish, Seaview & McGowan Station,
St. Lawrence Parish, Raymond and
St Joseph at Holy Family Parish, Frances)