Good day to you.
I am happy to write this to you. As you are, I am too excited to see you all and be with you all. I am transferred from Mauston to your place. Though the change is hard sometimes, it is wise to accept it as some of the changes are not in our control and need to hope that those changes are for something good. I would like to introduce myself a bit to you.
I am from a tiny village in India. Even from the time I was in my elementary level, the desire of becoming priest sprouted in my heart. So much so I joined the minor seminary which was started in my Diocese, in my seventh Grade. It is from that time I had been in the seminary for my priestly formation which was a longtime. After my secular education with a degree in Economics, I was in the seminary for my philosophical and theological studies for my priestly formation. After these, I was ordained priest. I had been seventeen years serving the Lord in various places. My parents are alive. I have two elder sisters and two younger brothers. They are all married and are doing well. I have several nephews and nieces.
As we are getting to travel together, we hope to have a good time of knowing each other well and helping each other in this spiritual journey. I am excited to know you much more deeper so that I may be able to cater to all your spiritual needs. That needs mutual trust and friendship which we need to develop in course of time. I am coming there with an open heart and mind to grasp easily your needs. I hope you receive me the same way. Anything that you would need from me to fulfil your spiritual needs, I am ready to do to the best of my ability. The door of my office would always be open for you to approach me for your spiritual needs. You may feel free to approach me and do not be scared.
I am feeling a familial bond as I am going to be your Pastor. Let us all strive together to create a good, Christian, spiritual family, united in Christ and knit together with the bond of Christ’s love. May the love of Christ be the root of our relationship.
As we are in the weekend of July 4th, I would like to wish you all a very Happy July 4th. May you all enjoy the fruit of the Independence that the country achieved.
God bless you all.
Fr. A. Antony