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Advent: meaning and history

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 12/05/19

For many Christians unfamiliar with the Church’s liturgical year, there may be some confusion surrounding the meaning, history, liturgical colors, advent wreath and candles, as well as the relevancy of the Advent Season.

Meaning

The word “advent” is derived from the Latin “adventus”, meaning “coming”. So, advent prepares us ... Read More »

The Great Promise

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/12/19

Meditation with Fr. Frank

On November 10th, we celebrated Sunday 32 in Ordinary Time –Year C

The Resurrection was the focal point of our Readings (2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians; Luke 20:27-38), for two reasons:

First, Resurrection announces new beginning.  In two weeks, on December 1st, ... Read More »

What is your sycamore tree?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/05/19

On November 3rd, we celebrated Sunday 31 in Ordinary Time – Year C

The Good News from the Readings (Wisdom 11: 22-12:2; 2 Thessalonians 1: 11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10),  assured us that: We are all God’s children, and  in God’s eyes, no one is beyond redemption, as long as we ... Read More »

Humility

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/30/19

On October 27th, we celebrated Sunday 30, in Ordinary Time – Year C

 

Humility  stood out in our Readings (Sir 35: 12-14; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18: 9-14).

In the First Reading, Sirach teaches us that: “The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds to ... Read More »

Praying with Patience

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/23/19

On October 20th, we celebrated Sunday 29 in Ordinary Time – Year C The voice of God in Readings challenged us to persist in our prayers without becoming weary. Of course, there are always benefits if we persist and keep on praying without quitting.

 Moses in prayer between Aaron ... Read More »

Be Grateful

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/14/19

 

On October 13th, we celebrated Sunday 28 in ordinary Time – Year C

God’s voice in the Readings (2Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98; 2 Timothy 2; 8-13; Lk 17:11-19), called us to “BE ALWAYS GRATEFUL”.

 

Fair to say, many of us have worked very hard for what we ... Read More »

When it feels like we are losing faith...

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/07/19

On October 6th, we celebrated Sunday 27, in ordinary Time – Year C

God’s voice of hope in the Readings encouraged us to KEEP THE FAITH in face of hardships.

It is not unusual to hear people say how their faith is hanging on a thread. Maybe many of ... Read More »

The Lazarus Problem

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/03/19

On September 29th, we celebrated Sunday 26, in Ordinary Time –Year C

The Gospel parable about the poor Lazarus should have captured our attention!

In the words of Patrick M. O’Brien, the President and CEO of FAITH Catholic, the Lazarus situation is “a scene that is repeated far too ... Read More »

What is your top priority?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 9/24/19

On September 22nd,   we celebrated the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

From the Readings we heard God’s voice calling each of us to strive for Heaven above everything else.

Striving for Heaven requires us to get our priorities in the right order.Fair to say, we all ... Read More »

Return to the Father

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 9/17/19

Meditating with Fr. Frank

On September 15, 2019, we celebrated the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

The Sunday Readings revealed to us a loving, compassionate and forgiving God.

In the First Reading (Ex 32: 7-11, 13-14), God goes out of his way, and forgives the Israelites, ... Read More »