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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

A very happy Father's Day to all our priests - thank you for your yes to God's call, and for your fatherhood to us all. We may not always say it, but we are eternally thankful for the sacrifices you have made for us. May Almighty God bless you this day, and everyday, in your spiritual fatherhood, and in all you do for the Church - AMDG!

A happy Father's Day as well to all our married permanent deacons and for your public witness to the world of the sanctity of married life in your primary vocation AND service to the Church. By your inspiration may more fathers answer their call to be holy husbands and fathers, but also understand their obligation to serve the needs of the Church, especially the least among us.

On that note I had a wonderful father's day, that began with a last walk on the beach early this morning with my kids before heading home at the end of our vacation. I thank God everyday for the four blessings he has bestowed upon us - they are an almost constant source of joy. We often think how boring life was without them when all we thought about was ourselves. They do however bring challenges - travelling with four kids is like moving a small army, and gone are the days of liesurly book reading on the beach. Small sacrifices for the blessings that come with doing God's will. Thankfully things will be returning to normal now, and I will be back to posting regularly. In the meantime, here's a picture of the family with our very good family friend and priest, Fr. Tighe, after our youngest's baptism...

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