The actual day is 13th June for the Feast of St Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church. It has been a real blessing for me this year to be able to attend the three days of devotional prayers and the Eucharistic celebrations by three good preachers. Each preacher gave us something to think about and to ponder over. I was appreciative of all three of them – Fr Jude David, Fr Cary Chan, and Fr. Esmond Chua.
The third one needs special mention as Fr. Esmond Chua, ordained only in February this year, gave a very good sermon. It was absolutely clear and systemically thought out so that one could remember the points clearly. He could also chant beautifully. I affirmed him along with many others personally after the Mass. Praise the Lord!
The above pictures are taken from one wall where parishioners have taken the time to show their love for St Anthony by painting him.