Parishioners of Sultana of Peace Church receive sacraments

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Parishioners of Sultana of Peace Church receive sacraments

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Somali celebrated solemn Mass on Sunday, September 22, 2019 marking the Feast of Sultana of Peace Church in New Zara during which a number of people received the first Communion and others received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

In his homily, Bishop Shomali referred to the Holy Bible reading for Sunday, September 22, in which Lord Jesus set the parable of the rich man who had a steward who squandered his property. He added that the parable was in reference to those described as pious, who pray, fast and want to show people that they are good, but they are at heart seeking money.

He pointed out that Christ wants us in this parable to be children of light, to plan for our eternal future, and to use excess money to earn eternal life that does not dissipate because in this life we are not owners of money but rather keepers of wealth.

Bishop Shomali concluded his homily by extending well wishes to the children of the parish who received the first Communion and received the Sacrament of Confirmation and to their families. He also indicated the importance of these two sacraments in supporting people to grow in spiritual life.

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:23
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