This week, celebrations abound!
This week we have a lot to celebrate in our parish. Firstly, we welcome His Excellency, Bishop Frank Dewane to celebrate Mass with us and to bless the new Mobile Medical Clinic which will serve the women in crisis pregnancies ministered to by Community Pregnancy Clinics in our immediate area. This mobile clinic is here because of the generosity of our parishioners following the initiative of our Knights of Columbus. We are a pro-life Church and will do whatever we can to support mothers during and after pregnancy to see that they and their children are cared for. We are proud to be both pro-women and pro-life!
This week also marks a special celebration in the life of our parish. On September 14th, the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, we celebrate the triumph of Our Lord over evil by his selfless giving on the cross, we also celebrate an important day, September 14th is the birthday of our very own, Fr. Luis Pacheco. Fr. Luis was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 13, 2000 in Cumaná, Venezuela. As we all know, he has faithfully served our parish along with St. Agnes since 2014. Prior to being with us, Father has served the Parishes of St. Paul in Arcadia, St. Andrew in Cape Coral, St. Leo the Great in Bonita Springs, and Our Lady of Grace in Avon Park. We know Father for his warm greetings, remarkable empathy, and kind heart. Having served with him these past ten months has been a blessing to me and my ministry here at Seton. Fr. Luis is a hard-working colleague and a loyal friend. Please join me in wishing Fr. Luis the Lord’s blessing on the day of his birth. ¡Feliz cumpleaños hermano, y Dios te bendiga! As we say in the Church, “Ad multos annos!” May the Lord grant you many happy years!