The Lord be with you.
What a truly wonderful service we had with Bishop Tsietsi for our Confirmation, congratulations to all who were confirmed.
Bishop was exceptionally complimentary of the people of our parish, and affirmed my reasons to be proud of you all. May we continue to go from strength to strength. Thank you to Good Shepherd for hosting us.
I really encourage those who didn’t attend, to make an effort to attend these combined services, it is a truly uplifting and encouraging experience. I must admit, that I am surprised that Galleria is not too far for shopping but Good Shepherd is too far for Church, (just saying).
Our Confirmands all committed to being involved in the life of the parish this coming year in ways as diverse as joining the music team, to assisting with the logistics and exploring their vocation and discovering what ministry God is calling them to.
I remind you, that we are the fellowship of the “priesthood of all believers” and mature Christians are called to ministry!
Please support these people as they seek to serve God with all their heart and all their soul and all their strength.
Be assured of my prayers as we continue to seek to be faithful to God in our times and do His will in every aspect of our lives.
So let us (in the word of Ecclesiasticus 50: 22-24
“And now bless God of all things, the doer of great deeds everywhere, who has exulted our days from the womb and has acted mercifully towards us. May He grant us cheerful hearts and bring peace in our time, in Israel for ages and ages. May His mercy be faithfully with us, may He redeem us in our own times!”
Yours in Christ.
Fr. Andrew Manning