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Ninth Child of the Tominac Family from Dugi Selo Gets Baptized by Bozanić


Nov 20, 2023

Cardinal Josip Bozanić, the Archbishop of Zagreb, led a Eucharistic celebration at the Parish of St. Bishop Martin in Dugi Selo where he baptized Kristijan, the ninth child of the Tominac family. During the mass celebration, pres. Ivan Valentić, parish priest and dean of the Dugosel deanery, and Rev. Marko Vuković, the Cardinal’s secretary and assistant at the Department of Pastoral Theology of the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb were present.

In his homily, Cardinal Bozanić emphasized that it is not enough to have talents and abilities but one must work, strive, and persistently move on to accomplish what God has planned for our life. He stated that we are placed here to contribute according to our possibilities and abilities so that life goes on and the world develops. Man is God’s co-creator; a helper to God in what God intended to do with us. He gave us gifts, opportunities, he gives us time and health – added the Cardinal and interpreted the Gospel about talents by emphasizing that it is important to use what we have because “each of them used their talents, their abilities and opportunities to the maximum.”

He also emphasized that everything in life requires perseverance but also openness. Today we can say may God be blessed for this new gift – little Christian – who is a gift to his parents. Life is before him; life is opening up to him. May God be blessed because the parents were open to that talent – that gift. We don’t need to be afraid but we ask God to free us from so many fears that prevent us from doing something good in life – concluded Bozanić

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