New Priest to the parish of the Virgin Mary in Worcester, MA

20 Jan

From January Friday 17th 2020, to Sunday, January 19th 2020, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak paid a Pastoral Visit to the Parish of the Virgin Mary in Worcester MA, to welcome the new Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Toni Kasih. On Sunday His Eminence celebrated the Holy Liturgy assisted by Very Rev. Fr Augeen Alkhouri, the former Parish Priest and Rev. Fr. Toni Kasih, the newly appointed parish priest.  In his sermon Archbishop Kawak congratulated the parish on this joyous occasion and he instructed the new priest on his duty to follow the example of Jesus Christ who loved His church and sacrificed Himself for the church, His Eminence also spoke to the parish and mentioned how their duties would have to be towards serving the priest and the church. He also thanked Very Rev. Fr. Augeen for his tremendous work and dedication towards the parish, he then presented his personal cross as a token of appreciation.  Following the liturgy a brunch was prepared to welcome the new priest and to say farewell to Very Rev. Fr. Augeen.