Browsing the April 2020 archive of Meditating with Fr. Frank

The Eucharist is the Food for Our Souls

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/29/20

Daily Reflection –Thursday, April 30th, 2020

In salvation history, as well as human history, bread holds a place of prominence. In Sacred Scripture, bread is often associated with God’s generous care for us. There are several Old Testament passages that include bread as a symbol of how God cares ... Read More »

The Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/27/20

Daily Reflection Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

In today’s Gospel Reading (John 6:30-35), we hear Jesus correcting his listeners that it was not Moses who fed their ancestors in the desert, but God who gave them bread from heaven. Jesus went further to describe himself as he is that bread ... Read More »

The Eucharist is the Bread for Eternal Life

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/26/20

Daily Reflection –Monday, April 27th, 2020

Today’s Gospel Reading (John 6:22-29), recounts what takes place the day after Jesus had fed a multitude with five loaves and two fish. On his next stop in Capernaum, Jesus exhorts the crowd: “Do not work for food that perishes but for the ... Read More »

The Lord Is With Us Every Step of the Way

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/25/20

Third Sunday of Easter - April 26th, 2020

Today’s Gospel (Luke 24:13-35) tells us about two disciples of Jesus: Cleopas and his companion, who were on the road to Emmaus. They had witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion and had given up any hope they had that Jesus would be the one ... Read More »

We are Called to Be Active and Visible Evangelizers

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/24/20

Daily Reflection – Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, cousin of Barnabas and an associate of Saints: Paul and Peter in Rome. In today’s First Reading (1Peter 5:5-14) Saint Peter’s mention of Mark testifies that both were together in “Babylon”, ... Read More »

Christ is our Bread of Life

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/23/20

Daily Reflection Friday, April 24th, 2020

Today’s Gospel Reading (John 6:1-15) recounts the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves where Jesus fed a multitude of people.

There is much to consider in the recounting of this miracle.

First, Jesus’s feeding of the multitude appears in all the Four ... Read More »

The Holy Spirit moves us into Action

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/22/20

Daily Reflection – Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Today’s First Reading (Acts 5:27-33) tells us that, filled by the Holy Spirit, Peter and the Apostles ignored the threats of the Sanhedrin and continued to share with the world the Good News of Christ’s Resurrection. “We must obey God rather than ... Read More »

Let us choose Grace over Sin

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/21/20

Daily Reflection Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Today’s Gospel Reading (John 3:16-21) basically sums up the core belief of our Christian Faith – God sent the Son not to condemn the world, but to save it.

This message of hope is what the world needs to hear. God offers salvation ... Read More »

Mercy does not Abandon Those Left Behind

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/21/20

Daily Reflection Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Reflecting on the word of God in today’s First Reading (Acts 4:32-37), I wish to reiterate Pope Francis’ homily given on the Divine Mercy Sunday, April 18th, 2020. The Holy Father, called on everyone worldwide to learn from the first Christian community described ... Read More »

Come Holy Spirit and Renew the Face of the Earth”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/19/20

Daily Reflection- Monday, April 20th, 2020

Today’s First Reading (Acts 4:23-31) tells of early Christians praying for the empowerment of the Holy Sprit to boldly proclaim the Gospel.

In Baptism, we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us: “baptism purifies ... Read More »