• July 7, 2010

Fr Paul Anel’s Thanksgiving Mass

On July 18th, Father Paul Anel - ordained priest on June 27 in France - will cel­e­brate a Thanksgiving Mass at 10:30 AM at St James Cathedral, in Brooklyn, NY. You are wel­come to join and cel­e­brate with us! A potluck brunch will follow in the Cathedral Pavilion (across the road of the Cathedral).

RSVP by July 10th to sister Regine

It is father Paul’s wish that who­ever wants to offer him some­thing on the occa­sion of his priestly ordi­na­tion may instead con­tribute with a dona­tion to the Shrine to Our Lady of Compassion, to be built this summer at the International Center for a Culture of Compassion, and to be inau­gu­rated in September.

It is a way for him to acknowl­edge Our Lady’s con­stant care and guid­ance on his long journey towards priest­hood. From the favelas of Brazil where suf­fering cries out, to New York City and its hidden mis­eries and cries, Mary standing at the foot of the Cross taught him what it means to be pre­sent and to live com­pas­sion. May this small Shrine help people dis­cover God’s con­stant love and care.

Among other min­istries, Paul will keep reaching out, as a priest, to the artists. Being the world cap­ital of cul­ture, New York City is the place to be in order to reach out to the art com­mu­nity and recon­nect it to the deepest human values, and to its divine horizon since, ulti­mately, every beauty points up towards God.

The Thanksgiving Mass will be streamed online:

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