I wish AD2000 readers a very Happy Easter! May the Risen Lord shower His choicest graces upon you and all your family members.
I am happy to inform you that I will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of my priestly ordination on 25 May 2007. I was ordained on the same day in 1977. I wish to sing along with Our Lady - 'My soul glorifies the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. He has done great things for me. Holy is His name.'
As I look back my life, He has been holding my hands fondly and leading me all through my life with Fatherly affection. I was a simple instrument in His hands. I am ever grateful to Jesus for calling me to be His minister. I welcome you to share my joy in spirit and prayers on that day and request you to pray for me.
I take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable prayers which supported me in times of trouble and need and for the parcels of magazines you have sent me, which I loved reading. I shared them with my friends also. Please continue to send more of them.
My address is Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pennagaram Road, Dharmapuri - 636 702, Tamilnadu, India.
I promise my prayers for you and your dear ones. Remember me in your prayers.
FR A. JOSEPH
Manager, R.C. Schools