Heavenly Father, we thank you today for your work in creation and the abundant blessings that we have as Your children.

Thank you for the church, the company of the redeemed, and for the local church where believers gather to express their faith and obedience such as we do here at Ste Odile in Mauritius .

 

Thank you for Father Maria Paschal his faithfulness to your cause, for the Bible says, "it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:2).

Thank you for his personal commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour and to the Word of God.

Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
I feel extremely grateful that our church is lucky enough to have you leading Ste Odile Church .

Be Blessed.

Kris & Jane Kotadoo

 From Mauritius Island

Indian Ocean

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