Abouna's Message of the Month

Dear brothers and sisters, members and friends of the Holy Family,

The month of September was crowned by our successful Annual Festival that brought most of our families and generations together in spite of the scattered showers. I take this opportunity to thank Gloria Reyes and all the Festival teams and volunteers for their wonderful efforts, dedicating lots of times and energy.

One of the best features of this parish is the constant efforts toward evangelization. It is practiced in every activity, in every event. We thank all our dedicated, energetically committed determined volunteers, who are loyal, faithful, kind, ready to serve and assist, from generation to generation for their hard work and constant effort for the church and its members. I take the opportunity to express on behalf of the Holy Family, gratitude and many thanks to all families and individuals who show their constant support and generosity to the church with lots of care and attention. Your generosity is highly appreciated and makes such a difference in the church’s life and mission. We thank all generous people who donated and continue to donate.

On this occasion I would like to urge parents to encourage their children to participate in church life and activities. The wonderful Faith Formation team started their children program last week and are providing an innovative Catechesis program for the Faith Formation age every Wednesday evening. The children’s participation will form the generation of the future for the families and for the church. In the same direction let us put the church Sunday Divine Liturgy as a priority in our Christian life and faith, where all generations get united around the Lord Jesus.

I’m anxious to share my beloved Lebanon with the 33 parish members who will travel to Lebanon later this month. I hope to share with them their ancestry and the homes of their parents and grandparents. I only wish all of you could have made the trip. My blessings and prayers that those travelling will have a safe and event free trip and I will be greeting you at the airport. For those of you keeping HFC going, I’ve left you in good hands. Fr. Raymond Monsour, a son of the parish will minister to your needs till my return. If you have any needs that cannot wait till my return, please contact Carolyn (612-270-0451) and she will make the necessary arrangements.

Concluding my letter, I wish you and your families a great month of October.

Father Emmanuel Nakhle-Ghorr, Pastor

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