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The Lord Heals

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/20/20

Saturday March 21, 2020 

God’s voice in today’s Readings (Hosea 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14), calls us to return to the Lord, who will heal us and bind up our wounds. The call is consistent throughout this Lenten season. 

We can all learn from the Tax collector in today’s Gospel. Tax collectors were among ... Read More »

Abandon Our Idols

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/20/20

Friday March 20, 2020 

Today’s Readings (Hos 14:2-10; Mk 12:28-34) offer us an opportunity to reflect on who we are, and who God is to us. 

We are as God’s children, and God is our Creator and Father, but often times we lose sight of that reality. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches us that: “The Lord our ... Read More »

Daily Prayer March 19

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/19/20

Thursday, March 19, 2020 Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

If any of you want to gather with your family or pray alone yet in the unity with church, you can use this daily prayer

Those gathered begin with the Sign of the Cross, saying:† ... Read More »

Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

Posted by Kim Paczynski on 3/19/20

Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

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

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

There ... Read More »

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 »