Dear St. Juliana family
I’m writing this note to inform the St. Juliana family that I will be moving to another parish starting this January. I’ll be transitioning to St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Knanaya Catholic Parish, Morton Grove to continue my pastoral formation, starting with my internship.
It has been a pleasure to be part of this great family. I’ll be making this transition so that I can take part in the Syro-Malabar Liturgy and be formed in that tradition. The Syro-Malabar Church is one of the 22 Eastern Catholic Church groups that is in full communion with the Pope.
It was truly a blessing to work with our pastor, Fr. James Wallace, who is a great mentor for all seminarians who come to St. Juliana Parish. I am also thankful to Fr. Laurent who guided me when I was assisting the RCIA program last year, and it was an immense joy to co-teach CCD at St. Juliana with Fr. Emmanuel. I am also thankful to Fr. Roger for his words of wisdom and encouragement.
I would also like to show my gratitude to all my fellow seminarians who are also part of St. Juliana Parish, and who were a great support for me personally. I am also remembering the Teaching Parish Program Committee members who were always encouraging toward me. I would like to thank everyone at the St. Juliana family for their care and concern. Please continue to pray for me as I’m making this transition. I will also continue to pray for all of you.
Ankit Jose Mathews (Joseph)