Verse 4 - Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Verse 5 - And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
Verse 6 - And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
What a joy to be able to introduce myself as the new Vicar of St. Joseph's the worker Church.
For me it is a privilege to serve and guide this Church and direct all of you each day to the New Jerusalem.
I am the youngest son of five children of Valentim and Maria and I consider myself privileged for being educated in simplicity and seriousness. Sharing a little of my journey with you, I can tell you that God called me to serve Him when I was fourteen years old'. Even not understanding it from the beginning, His call burned in my heart so deeply that during the course of my vocational journey I discovered a little more of this grace and love every day. I have studied philosophy and theology in Brazil, I have been in missions in the USA and Italy and, later on, I finally had my diaconal and priestly ordination in 2003.
God invited me to be a missionary and called me to serve the mission of the Church by serving the flock of Christ. In my missions, I experienced abundance and hunger, multitude and loneliness, poverty and comfort, amid dangers and persecution because of the gospel following Christ. Of all the countries I have already served, God chose me to stay here in the United Kingdom, where I have been for almost 6 years, dedicated to ecclesiastical service.
I am in love with this missionary church that looks at the needs of people, not judging them but always reaching out.
As your Vicar, we will go together in the gospel boat, announcing and captivating, praying and liberating, sharing the bread with the needy.
I believe that by fighting together we will win! May our eyes be looking forward to launch out the nets into deeper waters. May the Name of Jesus be exalted in our lives and may our Church and our Diocese continue to impact people by making our lives better every day.
God bless you!!!
Father Valmor Pimenta