By Loretta Fulton
Trumpets, a full choir, and a packed nave at Holy Family Catholic Church all attested to the significance of the Mass of Thanksgiving honoring the Reverend Monsignor Frederick G. Nawarskas on May 19.
But a comment from Bishop Michael Sis of the Diocese of San Angelo let “Father Fred” know exactly how significant the Mass was that honored the 50th anniversary of Nawarskas’ ordination to the priesthood. Sis expressed his gratitude to all the priests who had traveled long distances to participate in the Mass and to honor their friend.
“They are here,” the bishop said, “because of their love and respect for Father Fred.”
Colorful banners and flags highlighted the 18th annual Corpus Christi procession held on Mother’s Day at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The procession pays homage to Mary, the mother of Jesus. About 100 people of all ages turned out for the procession around the church. Stops were made along the way for musics and readings from the gospels. The Knights of Columbus, dressed in ceremonial uniforms with swords, added even more color to the event.
Icie Mitchell chanted an inspirational Native American prayer, accompanied by this ceremonial drum, during the Abilene Interfaith Council’s National Day of Prayer observance May 4.