The anual Light up a life event where we remember loved ones and those that have passed on made 1,500€ for the Hospice. The church was ablaze with the lights of many candles lit during the service each one representing the soul of a departed.
On Sunday 6 November, 2016, St. Paul’s celebrated with great joy the 5th Anniversary of our Divine Mercy Prayer Group. We had (plenty of) food, music and dances by the DMPG, El Shaddai, and even our priests showed some of their talents.
It is a grace to have these prayer groups in our parish, we give thanks to God and pray that He may continue blessing us all. We also commend ourselves to the protection of our Lady the Virgin Mary.
By the grace of God, St. Paul’s Parish was able to participate in the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Our Cyprus group was an interesting mix of St. Paul’s parishioners, some members of the Maronite community, two religious sisters, and two priests, Fr. Akl Abou Nader and Fr. Carlos Ferrero IVE, our parish priest leading the group. The fast paced pilgrimage covered many interesting sites in and around Krakow, Czestochowa and Wadowice, and it was a great opportunity to see amazing places such as the Convent of the Holy Cross, several magnificent churches, the Pinczow synagogue, Auschwitz etc. They also saw the relics and sanctuaries of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II, even the cassock which the Polish Pope was wearing during the first assassination attempt in 1981, and to top it off … Mass with Pope Francis!
We give thanks to God for this opportunity and keep praying for the fruits of the World Youth Day, may all the pilgrims be blessed with many graces for themselves and for their parishes back home.