Dear Friends in Christ,
Greetings of Love, Peace and Joy in Christ from Fr Zevi HGN
In my visit to Papúa New Guinea, especially to the interior places like Wasengla (first parish I served after reaching to PNG) and Cape Rodney (the last parish I served before come to USA), People often told me stories of thanksgiving for what the Lord is doing in their lives. And I’ve been wondering how their stories bless me, encourage me in pastoral ministry and build the faith of me personally. So I am inspired with this question, “why can’t I turn this into a special Lenten project?”
Therefore, let me try to present to you all this question: In all that the Lord has done for you and in you as a result of what you’ve experienced, encouraged or encountered with our Parish Activities, how has it helped you? Maybe it’s been a private experience for you, but what if your story could influence others? Could you please share with us? We can publish in our parish website to inspire others.
Lent is meant to be a season of renewal, purification, and spiritual growth. Your story will resonate with others, inspire others and encourage them to put more effort into their own spiritual growth. For some people, it will encourage them, find them comforted and strengthen them in their personal battles against temptation; you might be exactly what they need to resist sin!
So please take some time to reflect on how the Lord has helped you — changed you — through the parish activities. Then put it into words and email it to us by replying to this message. We’ll collect every story shared, pray over it and use them to minister to others throughout Lent. A few testimonies will end up in the weekend bulletin but all will be posted on a special Lenten page on our website.
Will you do it? You have a story to tell that will help someone. Let’s do this! There is not a lot of time remaining before Lent begins. Please do your best, we try to help and God will do the rest.
Blessings of Peace, Kindness and Grace as we serve Christ together,
Yours in the Friendship of Christ.
Fr Zevier Hirudayaraj Arockiam, HGN
The Catholic Parishes of Western Grays Harbor and Forks.
306 East Third Street, Aberdeen, WA, 98520.
Telephone: +1 (360) 532 8300.
….. is thirsty come to me …….(Jn 7:37)
………..to till…..to keep……(Gen 2:15)
…….for Thy Kingdom Come (HGN)