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Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/19/20

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sacred Scriptures describe Saint Joseph as as a just and righteous man (Mt 1: 19). He is Patron Saint of fathers, workers, carpenters, social justice, and of the Universal Church.

There is a special ... Read More »

Hope in God Does Not Disappoint

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/18/20

Last week on March 15th, we celebrated the 3rd Sunday of Lent. We meditated on the virtue of hope in the face of hardships. Faced with an existential threat of water crisis during the exodus days, the Israelites wondered whether God was in their midst or not (Ex 17:3-7).God heard the cry ... Read More »

Lent - Time for Conversion of Heart

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/04/20

Last weekend on March 1st, we celebrated the First Sunday of Lent, and reflected on the 3 important decisions needed for a fruitful and meaningful Lent:

One:  Let us find more quality time for God. No matter how busy, complicated, or messy our lives are, we all need ... Read More »

Advent: meaning and history

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 12/05/19

For many Christians unfamiliar with the Church’s liturgical year, there may be some confusion surrounding the meaning, history, liturgical colors, advent wreath and candles, as well as the relevancy of the Advent Season.

Meaning

The word “advent” is derived from the Latin “adventus”, meaning “coming”. So, advent prepares us ... Read More »

The Great Promise

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/12/19

Meditation with Fr. Frank

On November 10th, we celebrated Sunday 32 in Ordinary Time –Year C

The Resurrection was the focal point of our Readings (2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians; Luke 20:27-38), for two reasons:

First, Resurrection announces new beginning.  In two weeks, on December 1st, ... Read More »

What is your sycamore tree?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/05/19

On November 3rd, we celebrated Sunday 31 in Ordinary Time – Year C

The Good News from the Readings (Wisdom 11: 22-12:2; 2 Thessalonians 1: 11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10),  assured us that: We are all God’s children, and  in God’s eyes, no one is beyond redemption, as long as we ... Read More »

Humility

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/30/19

On October 27th, we celebrated Sunday 30, in Ordinary Time – Year C

 

Humility  stood out in our Readings (Sir 35: 12-14; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18: 9-14).

In the First Reading, Sirach teaches us that: “The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds to ... Read More »

Praying with Patience

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/23/19

On October 20th, we celebrated Sunday 29 in Ordinary Time – Year C The voice of God in Readings challenged us to persist in our prayers without becoming weary. Of course, there are always benefits if we persist and keep on praying without quitting.

 Moses in prayer between Aaron ... Read More »

Be Grateful

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/14/19

 

On October 13th, we celebrated Sunday 28 in ordinary Time – Year C

God’s voice in the Readings (2Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98; 2 Timothy 2; 8-13; Lk 17:11-19), called us to “BE ALWAYS GRATEFUL”.

 

Fair to say, many of us have worked very hard for what we ... Read More »

When it feels like we are losing faith...

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/07/19

On October 6th, we celebrated Sunday 27, in ordinary Time – Year C

God’s voice of hope in the Readings encouraged us to KEEP THE FAITH in face of hardships.

It is not unusual to hear people say how their faith is hanging on a thread. Maybe many of ... Read More »