MY HEART IS FILLED WITH JOY AND GRATITUDE TO GOD:
The Psalmist sings, “How can I repay the LORD for all the great good done for me? I will raise the cup of salvationand call on the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. (116: 12 - 14). On this Pentecost Sunday, I joyfully remember my eight (8) years anniversary in the Roman Catholic Priesthood of Christ – Tuesday, June 6, 2017. I wish, therefore, to offer the Eucharistic Sacrifice of this Pentecost Sunday as my joy and gratitude to the Almighty God, The Father, who considered me to serve in the Ministerial Priesthood of His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who continues to renew the Holy Mother Church. To Our Blessed Mother, the Mother of God, whom I dedicate my vocation to the priesthood to, for her faithful love for me in helping me at each step in this ministry of Her Son. To my deceased Mom and Dad, who enshrined the Catholic faith in me that assisted me to discern my vocation, may their souls continue to rest in peace in the bosom of Abraham! And to my siblings, relatives, friends and parishioners that I have encountered in this ministry, I ask for God’s blessing upon you all. Amen.
Father Uche Obikwelu