1. Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile and happy.
2. Your true friends are those who will never avoid you just because they have met new friends.
3. If some people do not appreciate and value your presence work hard to make them value and appreciate your absence.
4. Don’t be angry with anyone who is quiet with you because there must be a reason why they are quiet, and then you will get to know the reason later.
5. It is always better to be a blessing to others at all times than to be a burden at all times.
6. Learn to forgive others not because they deserve it but, you deserve the peace that comes with forgiveness.
7. Know that everyone deserves a second chance and many more chances if they ask for forgiveness, but you must not lose your guard over their intentions.
8. You must not only talk to people in your free time, but you must free your time to talk to people.
9. You must know that the truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie will hurt for a long time.
10. You must learn to value and respect people who tell you the truth no matter how painful the truth is.
Take time to try one or two or the above each day this week. NO PERSON IS ABOVE ADVICE, LOVE, OR WISDOM. ALWAYS STAY HAPPY AND AT PEACE – Father Seth
Dearly Beloved Parishioners of St. Mary’s, Avoca and St. Patrick’s, Walnut,
Welcome to yet another beautiful week that the Lord prepares for all of us. I
commit your families and work into the hands of the almighty God for multiple
blessings, abundant graces, success and mercies.
Psalm 69:15 says” “Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow
me up or the pit close its mouth over me.” God will deliver you from every evil
flood in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. You will be out of every deep trouble
that has surrounded you.
Despite the fact that King Saul and his host of army got to the battlefield
earlier, David came last to take the victory. It is my prayer for you that no matter
who got there before you, and it does not matter what people are saying about you,
your late arrival to success in life will break barriers, your miracle will break
protocols and your testimony shall last forever.
Therefore don’t take life too seriously, always find time to laugh. Remember
that laughter not only adds years to your life but adds more life to your years. Smile for, be good to, stay with, and pray with – OTHERS FOR YOU NEVER KNOW.
Nobody knows tomorrow so never bite the hands that once fed you, the
breast that gave you comfort, or insult the home that gave you shelter.
Treat others with love because by this many have entertained angels without
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK AND STAY SAFE.
Dearly beloved Parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s,
It has been a long awaiting encounter for the safe arrival of me, your unworthy and humble servant. I have longed to be here earlier than the expected date but the God who has planned and prepared all of us to meet as a family, in his own appointed time has opened the way.
My prayer and hope are contained in Psalm 103; that is God’s great love for us; that what God does for us tells us what he is really like. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name; Let all that I am praise the Lord; May I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly. (Psalms 103:1-6)
Prayer: Gracious good God, give us the grace to accept your just will in everything, including those things we cannot understand. Give us the grace of holiness in whatever we do and in whatever state in life we are. Amen
GOD BLESS US ALL
A LITTLE ABOUT RATHER SETH NANA OWUSU… Fr. Owusu was born July 19, 1969, second and last to my parents, and a sister with four children. We belong to the extended family system and so our family may seem quite large unless with an explanation.
I received my vocation strangely through a church elder who proposed and recommended me to the parish priest without me knowing it till I was once asked to go to the main parish for an entrance exam to the seminary. I innocently went to sit for the exams and eventually passed. My local church shouldered the responsibility to foot my bills and fees till I completed. I was ordained on December 8, 2001. My pastoral assignments: Diocesan Youth Chaplain/Parochial Vicar 2001-2005; Parochial Vicar 2005-2008; Parish Priest 2008-2010; Tutor/Chaplain 2010-2015; Parish Priest 2015-1018.
This, in brief, is Fr. Seth, an open-hearted and selfless priest. Very simple and modest. Always looking cheerful and more concerned about people. Indeed very sacrificing. I know my people will not regret having me. Thanks so much for now.
God bless you. Fr. Seth
Enjoy a few photos (thanks Catherine Schroeder) of Father’s move to Winterset. We miss you already!!