Young couple share their blessings

Sumali James and her husband Canisius have always had a keen awareness of the blessings they’ve received in life. During the COVID-19 pandemic they are fortunate to have access to technology for Mass, to have an income and to be part of a supportive and caring community. It is this awareness that inspired the young couple to share their blessings with others during the pandemic.

Sumali and her husband Canisius

‘In a time where others are losing their livelihoods with economic upheaval and downturn, I was fortunate to get a job. Now I am working for a global leader in veterinary diagnostics, software, and water microbiology testing. This is the answer to a prayer for me, as I am studying to work as a scientist’, said Sumali, who is a university student and working toward a science degree.

In a time where others are losing their livelihoods with economic upheaval and downturn, I was fortunate to get a job

Sumali

It is also what prompted a tremendous act of kindness and generosity. In April, Sumali donated her salary to support retired priests and seminarians in our Archdiocese.

“As Catholics, Canisius and I have a deep feeling that we must be part of looking after our retired priests and seminarians. We are eternally grateful for our retired priests, who have served us throughout their lives, for our salvation, by becoming co-redeemers of Jesus.’

‘On the other hand, with a grateful heart, I pray for all the young lives already touched by God’s grace and who have responded to His calling. As they discern a path to priesthood to become living witnesses to Jesus, surely they need enormous help and prayers from the Catholic community.’

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