Always stay strong in your faith, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw
Lahore: Br. Adeel Amir OMI and Br. Tasneem Nawaz OMI was ordained as a priest at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore on April 21, 2023, by Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM.
Archbishop Shaw presided over the Mass along with Fr. Khan Paulus OMI, Delegation Superior, Fr. Gulshan Barkat OMI, Fr. Asif Sardar, Vicar General of Archdiocese of Lahore, and other priests. A large number of faithful attended the Mass in a true religious spirit.
The first reading was taken from the Book of Jeremiah 1:4-10, the Second from Hebrew 12: 1-3, and the Gospel reading was taken from the 15th Chapter of St. John’s.
In his homily, Archbishop said that “Today is a very rejoicing day for all of us as our God has given us two new priests, and for this mercy, we are very thankful to our God”
“After the baptism, our thinking changes and we become like a new creation in Jesus Christ as He said, my people are in the world and not of the world and that be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”, he added.
“The journey to perfection is not a one-day or two-day journey, it’s a continuous process of whole life. In today’s first reading, God tells his Prophet that you must face the world and trials will come. But trust Me and stick to the truth”, he continued.
“Today you both have come here on the journey of perfection, to be related to God because you have been chosen. While remaining in Jesus, you may work with enthusiasm, however, trials will come, yet remain faithful. If you remain steadfast in Christ, no worry or thought will be able to shake you from your faith. Today’s recitations also teach us that trials will come, God has given you grace, you have to pick up your cross every day and continue the journey of perfection. May God be with you always. Amen!”, he concluded.
About newly Ordained Priests
Fr. Adeel Aamir OMI belongs to St. Anthony Parish, Lahore. He was born on 28 December 1982 in Gojra and then shifted to Mughalpura, Lahore in 2007. In 2010, he joined the seminary and go to Sri Lanka in February 2017 for studies. In September 2018, he studied Theology at the National Catholic Institute, Karachi. He became a permanent member of the Oblates after Perpetual Vows on 09 November 2022 and was ordained a deacon on 10 November 2022. Currently, he is serving at St. Eugene’s Parish, Quetta.
Fr. Tasneem Nawaz OMI belongs to Ibn e Mariam Parish, Rangpura Multan. He was born on 5th January. He became a permanent member of the Oblates after his Perpetual Vows on 09 November 2022 and was ordained a deacon on 10 November 2022. Currently, he is serving in Chak 36/37 Okara, Parish.