On Friday, September 2, 2016, we had an occasion to witness the blessing of the holy picture of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata(Calcutta) during the evening Mass at 7.30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church, Sentul. On September 4, 2016, the Holy Father, Pope Francis will canonize her as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Her canonization is going to be a very essential event on this Year of Mercy. She had inspired millions of people around the world with her simple and humble service to the sick and dying.
During the Mass and Holy Hour, Fr. George invited the parishioners of SJC to reflect on the life of Blessed Mother Teresa. There was a video clip presentation for 10 minutes on her life servicing the poor. Every Catholic should take an opportunity to recognise Mother Teresa’s qualities especially her service to the poorest of poor. Blessed Mother Teresa, pray for us.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
On the Canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata
Loving and gracious God,
You called forth Mother Teresa
From humble means
To be a strong witness
to the transforming power of your Son, Jesus.
Help us to be like her, Lord,
To dedicate our lives to caring
For the poor and suffering,
To listen to your eternal Word,
To be the face of Christ
For everyone we meet.
Grant that, through her intercession,
We might shine the light of your love
In our daily lives
So that all people
May come to know, love and serve you. Amen.