Browsing the May 2020 archive of Meditating with Fr. Frank

The Ascension of the Lord – May 24th, 2020

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/21/20

The Ascension of the Lord is important to us Christians, in 3 significant ways:

1. Ascension reveals the Divinity of Christ

Christ came into the world to save us from the power of evil and death through his own suffering, death and resurrection. With mission accomplished, Christ returned to ... Read More »

“Christ Has no Body on Earth Without Us

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/18/20

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17th, 2020

Last Sunday, we were reminded how the Apostles effectively responded to the demands of the time, when they chose seven other men who were ordained to serve, men now we call deacons. Initially they helped with the daily distribution of food ... Read More »

Fifth Easter Sunday

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/09/20

Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 10th, 2020

Three (3) important take-away from the Fifth Easter Sunday Readings:

One: The First Reading (Acts 6:1-7), gives us an account of the Biblical foundation of the Diaconate ministry in the Church. The author, St Luke the Evangelist tells us that as ... Read More »

In Christ, We are the United Family of God

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/08/20

Daily Reflection –Saturday, May 9th, 2020

In today’s Gospel Reading (John 14:7-14), Philip asks Jesus: show us the Father. Jesus replies, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. For I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” Jesus uses this theological language in the Gospel ... Read More »

When We Serve Others with Humility, We Represent Christ

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/06/20

Daily Reflection –Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Today’s Gospel Reading (John 13:16-20), takes place at the Last Supper, after Jesus has washed his disciples’ feet.

Jesus Washing the Feet of the Apostles by Giovanni Stefano Danedi 

Jesus showed great humility taking on the role of a servant and washing his ... Read More »

God Longs for Us, and So Should We”

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/05/20

Daily Reflection –Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Today’s Readings (Acts 12:24-13:5; John 12:44-50), are a powerful reminder that God loves us and longs for us to live with him in eternity. Sadly, many in today’s society do not perceive God’s love for us, and our longing for God as “good ... Read More »

God is Always for Us

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/04/20

Daily Reflection –Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The sheep that Jesus refers to in today’s Gospel passage (John 10:22-30) are not at all like the “ones” in the Temple area asking him mean questions simply to challenge him. “If you are the Christ, tell us plainly,” they ask. In fact, ... Read More »

We are Lost Without Jesus

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/03/20

Daily Reflection –Monday, May 4th, 2020

In Chapter 10 of the Gospel of Saint John, we are introduced to Jesus as the Good Shepherd, who establishes a relationship with his sheep. He knows his sheep and they know him. He cares for his sheep and he also lays down ... Read More »

Christ is Our Good Shepherd, Let Us Hear His Voice

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/02/20

Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 3rd, 2020

Today is often referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. In Jesus’s time, even to this day, sheep and shepherds were a major part of the Jewish culture. Two important lesions to learn from the Gospel of the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-10):

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Christ is our Good Shepherd, let us Hear his Voice

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/02/20

Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 3rd, 2020

Today is often referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. In Jesus’s time, even to this day, sheep and shepherds were a major part of the Jewish culture. Two important lesions to learn from the Gospel of the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-10):

... Read More »