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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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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.

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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 »