Community prayer for our new Chief
A contribution of Father Reegan Soosai, cmf
The Long Point First Nation community of Winneway elected a new chief, Mr. Henry Rodgers, in the general election on August 10, 2022.
On this Sunday, August 28, 2022, we celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving and to ask for the blessing of the new leader.
I presented him with a gift from India, similar to a Totem which we name an "Ashoka Pillar" and a rosary.
The Ashoka pillar is a symbol of rootedness and truth. At the top of the pillar are four lions that represent 4 core values: courage, pride, power and trust.
After Mass, the whole congregation prayed over him.
Echoing the message of today's readings, I invited him to be humble, to be a good mediator like Jesus Christ, and to practice inclusion.
Let us support him in our prayers. Amen.
Father Reegan Soosai, cmf.