Browsing the 2020 archive of Our thoughts to share

Forgiven

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 9/12/20

Listening to the parable about an Unforgiving Servant, we usually assume the servant to be so self-obsessed, so narrowly focused on his well-being, that he just didn't notice the hypocrisy. He may have also considered the King a senile fool, too kind for his own good.  Certainly, there’s not ... Read More »

He Has Risen in Secret

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/11/20

This year’s Lent turned out to be different. The whole world, country after country, continent after continent descended into darkness that was unthinkable even a couple months ago. It’s a darkness of fear, of disease, of death, of uncertainty, of loneliness like we have never known before, of unemployment, ... Read More »

Communion and Community

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/20/20

12 years ago I was an active youth leader in my parish. With our Salesian priests, we would provide The vacation with God, or daily church camps, not just for the children of our parish (Ukrainian equivalent of mostly urban and suburban kids) but for different parishes across the ... Read More »

Spiritual Communion

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/19/20

In these days we are being called to practice Spiritual Communion, as physical participation in the Liturgy is sadly impossible for most of us. But what does it mean? Is it a new idea that the Church  has come up with  just now? 

Not at all! Spiritual communion has ... Read More »

What are the “Scrutinies”? 

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/11/20

These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present.  The Elect are those in our midst who are preparing for Baptism.  Part of their journey to the font is that they have been received among us, the Rite ... Read More »

When you have nothing to give…

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/04/20

This is a new blog in which we, the office staff, would like to share some of our thoughts and meditations. We welcome your feedback, questions and comments! 

Today`s post is by our receptionist, Oksana

I am a new mom. This is simultaneously the happiest and the most difficult ... Read More »