A German group attends Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Na'our

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A German group attends Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Na'our

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A group of German pilgrims, particularly from Berlin, on Sunday October 18, paid a visit to the Sacred Heart parish in Na'our - Jordan and attended the Sunday Mass, alongside Jordanians and Iraqis, which was celebrated in Arabic, German, English and Latin.

In the first Mass he celebrated after the brief indisposition he had the week before, Parish priest Fr. Rif’at Bader wanted to comply with the universal church. He, thus, talked about the world missionary Sunday and the Sunday gospel in which Lord Jesus Christ warns his disciples against the world waves which is dominated by the powerful that oppress it, while His winds are the waves of sacrifice, service and humility.

Reacting to the day of canonizations taking place in Rome, Fr. Bader talked about a tricky issue when he announced that the Pope canonized four blessed, while only three photos were hung on the facades of the Vatican. The solution is simple. The canonized were an Italian priest, a Spanish nun, and a couple who were shown in one photo as a sign of unity within the family. He said that the canonization of Louis Martin and his wife Zélie is an indication that the saying that either the husband or the wife serve as a “headache” to his/her partner is no longer valid, together since marriage is the road leading to the sainthood of both of them.

A member of the German group Dr. Ansgar Voessing said: “We are greatly delighted today to meet a lively parish in Jordan because we have neither come to visit archaeological sites nor talk to dead stones.’’

The Mass was held in memory of Shadi Farah Dababneh who passed away a year ago in a tragic accident.

A procession then followed with candles to the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto with the hymn of Lourdes being sung, which was followed by hymn Salve Regina.

Parish and Iraqi families served dinner in honor of the visiting German group which included a celebration marking the birthday of Sister Marcel Zumot.

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:57
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