A Captured Moment with Fr. Michael Simoes

May 14, 2015

Last year, on Mother’s Day, one of my good friends became a father…Fr. Michael Simoes, that is! Fr. Michael and I have known each oth­er from our young adult group days at Prince of Peace R.C. Church as far back as … well, I’m not going to date myself (j/k!). Enjoy­ing all the activ­i­ties and grow­ing togeth­er spir­i­tu­al­ly, it was only with such excite­ment to have learned that he had entered the sem­i­nary. He always had such a joy­ous per­son­al­i­ty who with­out a doubt, could make him­self known by his infec­tious and dis­tinct laugh. All of our friends and I were elat­ed to hear that he was going to be ordained a priest.

It was only hum­bling to have been asked to cap­ture the events on the week­end he took his vows and received the sacra­ment of Holy Orders. Start­ing with a won­der­ful recep­tion on the evening of his ordi­na­tion, it was a fun reunion of sorts: long-time friends and acquain­tances from many youth con­fer­ences and pre­vi­ous parish priests whom we had grown up with! Then, on Sun­day, his Mass of Thanks­giv­ing was the pin­na­cle of the week­end. To have cap­tured the very first time he would con­se­crate the Holy Eucharist — the source and sum­mit of Catholic Chris­t­ian life* — was quite a riv­et­ing and an emo­tion­al moment for me and the con­gre­ga­tion.

Thank you, Fr. Michael, for say­ing “Yes!” to God’s call to tend us, His sheep, and con­tin­u­al­ly pray­ing for us. We’ve got you in our prayers too!

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