Fr. Marcos is our Brazilian priest, who arrived in the United States on April 27, 2018. He Ministers to the American Community as Parochial Vicar and the Brazilian Community, as Pastor, here at St. Francis Xavier Parish; the Falmouth, Fall River and Taunton Brazilian Communities, as well. He has brought with him a myriad of experiences, for someone so young.
Pastor, Brazilian Ministry
347 South Street, Hyannis, MA - 02601 - Office: 21 Cross Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
This past year I've had the opportunity to once again overcome my limitations and realize how good God has been to me. He always guides us with His Divine Providence and never leaves us helpless. Fears, insecurities, challenges, homesick, the cross ... these are all part of our journey of faith and love being christians.
However, I would like to thank you all. This text is for you. It is a way of thanking you for everything you have done for our community, for me. We may feel welcomed daily by the love of God, but this love manifests itself in the presence and care of those around us: the love we have for serving the Church, the zeal for the priests who serve it, the dedication of the time offered, for the donations we make generously. For everything!
In 2019, we strengthened and learned. We gained more strength to continue our history together as a parish. Don't forget how important you are to keeping our community alive and active. All are required and all are welcome! Each one needs to become this reflection of God's love that infects by being in touch with Him. What is the use of having faith if we are unable to share it? Our faith projects us to contemplation of the mystery of faith but to action as well.
Next January 10th I will be celebrating here with you my 5th priestly anniversary. It is a joy for me to be experiencing all this joy with you. There are 5 years of discoveries and many dreams to come true. Thanks to my Brazilian community that always supports me in everything. To the Hispanic community for the affection and love always offered. To the American community that patiently makes me feel at home always. I never felt judged by anyone. On the contrary, I have felt loved.
Thank you Father Michel for your usual support, for always being around. To the closest people thank you for your support and sincerity in feelings. That means a lot for me.