This was the original welcome message from Fr. John M. Phillips, Pastor of Holy Faith from 2002 to 2019. Fr. John passed away on October 20, 2019 and will be forever missed. We decided to keep his beautiful message posted so those who did not know him could see how much he loved our parish church and the special blessing he left us. Read below:
“I warmly welcome you who have downloaded this parish app for Holy Faith Church.
Our hope is that this way of communication will assist many in our parish and other interested folks to keep in touch with the many activities and services in our parish by which we serve God and help one another.
Our parish is located in the heart of Gainesville and we seek to have the heart of Jesus for Gainesville and beyond our city borders.
Our mission at Holy Faith is to know, love and serve God the Father, in union with Jesus Christ and his Spirit-filled Catholic Church.
Our vision is also to build together a community of Compassion in Christ.
As Holy Faith’s Pastor, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to. May God’s blessing come to many through this parish and peace to all who enter here.”
Yours in the Heart of Christ,
Fr. Emmanuel, served Holy Faith for over thirteen years as Associate Pastor and was commissioned as Pastor in June 2020. We are grateful for his pastorate at Holy Faith. He dedicated himself to the mission and vision Fr. John desired for our parish, and under his pastorate and guidance through the Holy Spirit, continued to help us build a community of compassion in Christ together. Fr. Emmanuel retired on February 1 2022 and moved back to India.
Fr. Jose Kulathinal, CMI, was assigned as our new Pastor on February 1 2022 and we are most thankful and blessed for his service to Holy Faith.