A thanksgiving note from Mr.Antony ( Late Fr.Amalraj's Nephew)
Dear Fr Vijay and Fr Sunil,
I have reached Singapore today morning . Many thanks to both of you as you have spent your time and efforts in organising all the things that were needed for the final bid-adieu to Fr Amal , My beloved uncle . My special thanks to Fr Raj and Fr Stanley for their help in consoling me .
On Behalf of all our family members, I would like to thank Rev Fr Provincial , Rev Fr Bishop and all other Reverent fathers and Reverent sisters for such wonderful final mass . Anand Parish community did a fascinating farewell to their priest who worked and lived among them in all his fruitful years . We would like to thank all of the community members for their sincere support and dedication .
I also would like thank you and all other helping hands who have helped Fr Amal during his final days as he struggled to pull his aching body which become uncontrollable by his mind .
Fr Amal lived as a champion for the underdogs and bear the witness for the cross and lived a full life as a Jesuit priest. Inspired by the christian principle of Love , he loved the community and captured every one's heart with his untiring work that he sincerely carried out . He inspired me by his vision and ideas from my younger days . He always calls his siblings and relatives occasionally and enquire about their well being which we will be missing for ever .
The agonising sorrow that filled our heart on 13th Sept 2014 is pressing us hard and it is tough to remove his memories from all of us . The Joyful feeling that the ever living and mighty god called him to his place and freed him from this worldly chorus overshadows our sorrow as we look forward to move on with our faith that we will meet him at fathers place some day sooner or later .
Please convey our gratitude and thanks to all the Jesuit community members .Our best wishes to carry on the mission of catholic faith in ashadeep and all other places in Gujarat to help the needy ,poor and underprivileged .
Let us remember each other in prayer and be in touch .