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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):

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Jesus Has the Words of Eternal Life

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/01/20

Daily Reflection –Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Today’s Gospel passage (John 6:60-69) tells us that as many of Jesus’s disciples stopped following him because they struggled to understand and accept his ‘hard teaching’: “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood will have eternal life”, Jesus, turned to his closest ... Read More »

The Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/30/20

Daily Reflection –Friday, May 1st, 2020

Today, Saint Joseph the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is honored above all other men as the personification of the dignity of work, and the provident guardian of all those in labor force throughout the world.

In his address to the Catholic ... Read More »

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 »