Father Anton offered a prayer of Thanksgiving for the gift of Ron Burgers, the 2017 Holy Name Society Man of the Year, and his service to the People of God at Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish.
The Holy Name Society was founded at the Council of Lyons 1274. Father quoted a scripture verse found on the Holy Name Society’s website – “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17).
Tying in the Gospel for May 15, 2017, Father Anton said that we should call upon the aid of the Holy Spirit who teaches us everything and reminds us of everything that Jesus told the Apostle. The Holy Spirit transforms everything it touches and it is all the more transformative within us when our faith is transparent and sacrificial. In closing Father encouraged us to be always open and submissive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit so all our works would be done in the name of Jesus.
After the closing prayer, all those in attendance offered a round of applause in Thanksgiving to Ron for his service to the parish.