Browsing the March 2020 archive of Meditating with Fr. Frank

“Let us hope in God, always”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/29/20

Daily Reflection- Monday, March 30th, 2020

In today’s Readings (Daniel 13:1-62; John 8: 1-11), we are called to place our hope in the Lord, in all life situations.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn,  Susanna and the Elders, 1647

We hear of two women who found hope in God in their ... Read More »

5th SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/28/20

Jesus said to Martha: “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”

The Readings of the 5th Sunday of Lent are filled with scenes of human frailties (Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45)

The First Reading tells us of the suffering ... Read More »

“Let Christ ‘s truth shine through our lives”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/27/20

Daily Reflection- Friday, March 27th, 2020

Today’s Readings (Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22; John 7:1-30), challenge us to live by the truth, even when it is not well received.

In the First Reading from the book of wisdom, we hear of the “Just One”, who is persecuted for speaking and living ... Read More »

There Is No Limit To God's Mercy

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/25/20

Daily Reflection- Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The central message from today’s Readings is that there is no limit to God’s gift of mercy.

In the First Reading (Ex 32:7-14) we hear of the people of Israel, having been liberated from slavery in Egypt, they responded with ingratitude and infidelity by ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/25/20

Daily Reflection- Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. (Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38) 

On this day the Church commemorates the coming of the Archangel Gabriel to announce to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she was to be the Mother of the promised Redeemer. ... Read More »

“Let us be generous as God is to us”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/23/20

Daily Reflection- Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 Today’s Readings help us see to God’s generosity toward us. In the First Reading (Ezekiel 47: 1-12), the life-giving water flowing from the Temple, is a reminder of the continuous outpouring of God’s providential love, grace and mercy for us and for all ... Read More »

“Behold I am making all things new, says the Lord” (Rev 21:5)

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/23/20

Daily Reflection- Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Again, in today’s First Reading (Is 65:17-21), the prophet Isaiah assures us that the Lord, our God, is soon making things new when joy, happiness, peace, recovery, and longevity of life will replace the gloom of sadness, sorrow, grief, weeping, loses, and diseases. ... Read More »

“Be a sign of Christ to others”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/22/20

In John’s Gospel today (Jn 4:43-54), God’s voice is calling us to be a sign of Christ to one another. Christ represents hope and healing as was the case with the miraculous healing of the royal official’s son. In these troubled times where many are getting infected with the ... Read More »

“Young people, lets hang out with God, more”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/22/20

Beloved Youth and Friends of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish,

These trying times of the coronavirus epidemic are not only terrifying and stressful but can easily lead many to despair - horrible place to be. Needless to say, many might even be tempted filling up the void of ... Read More »

Pastoral Communication from Fr. Frank

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/21/20

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish,

I cannot fathom how much I miss celebrating the Holy Eucharist with you on the Lord’s Day and each day of the week. But know this, I am offering daily Masses and personal prayers for each one of ... Read More »