Sunday, May 28th, 2017: Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Sunday, May 28th – 9:30 AM ( Fr. Alan)

GOSPEL REFLECTION (John 17:113 )

Reflect, today, on the Gospel of John and as you do, allow the Lord to speak to you. Hear Him calling you to perfect fulfillment and glory. But know that this is achieved by the embrace of your “hour.” The Father is calling you to follow in the footsteps of His Son by laying down your life in perfect obedience to the Father’s will. Embracing this cross is the path to Heaven and Jesus’ prayer provides all the grace you need to say “Yes.”

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Sunday, May 21st, 2017: Sunday of the Man Born Blind

Feast of the ASCENSION of Our Lord – Thursday May 25th

Divine Liturgy @ 7 pm.

This is an important Feast Day and a Holy Day of Obligation. On this day we celebrate the glorious moment when our Lord returned to His Father in Heaven.

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Sunday, May 14th, 2017: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Lord, help us never to be too busy for Mom…

if You could take time and great effort for her

on the cross in Your death, help us to love her

while we have her in our life!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017: Sunday of the Paralytic & First Holy Communion

Sunday, May 7th – 9:30 AM Sunday of the Paralytic & First Holy Communion Sunday

GOSPEL REFLECTION – John 5:8-9

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.

Reflect, today, upon this powerful encounter this crippled man had with Jesus. Put yourself into the scene and know that this healing is also done for you. If you have not done so already this Lent, go to Confession and discover Jesus’ healing in that Sacrament. Confession is the answer to the freedom that awaits you, especially when it is entered into honestly and thoroughly.

Lord, please forgive me for my sins. I desire to see them and to acknowledge the consequences they impose upon me. I know that You desire to free me from these burdens and to heal them at the source. Lord, give me courage to confess my sins to You, especially in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus, I trust in You.

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Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sunday, April 30th – 9:30 AM

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Mark 15:43-16:8

When our Lord chose these women to communicate the good news of His Resurrection to the disciples, they were hiding in the locked upper room, from fear of the authorities. It was to this locked room of fear, hopelessness, grief and defeat that the women brought the astounding news that their Teacher was not dead, but alive! So in the same way does our Risen Lord bring His grace to the locked rooms of our own lives, releasing us from our pain, anger and grief, setting us free from sin, death and the power of evil, to receive His abundant blessings of love, life and hope.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 – St. Thomas Sunday

Sunday, April 23rd – 9:30 AM – Sunday of St. Thomas

Христос Воскрес!

“Unless I see in His hands the prints of the nails, I will not believe.”

Reflection: Almighty and ever living God, who strengthened Your apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in Your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found wanting in Your sight; through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Resurrection of Our Lord

Sunday, April 16th – Feast of the Resurrection

10:00 AM Resurrection Matins & Divine Liturgy

Xристос Bоскрес! Boiстину Bоскрес!

He has Risen! He is alive! Praise God! The Church bells of Christian churches all over the world ring with an abundance of joy on this day, for the Lord has indeed risen. Night has passed. The clouds of defeat have been scattered. Once again we are reminded that the Lord accomplished our salvation. The act of dying was crowned with His rising from death. Salvation and eternal peace is ours for the asking. Because of what He did, we no longer are bound by evil. Death is no longer the feared enemy. All creation rejoices this day for Christ has risen from the dead.

On this Glorious Easter Sunday, may your lives be filled with joy and hope so strong that nothing will shatter it. As we celebrate His Resurrection from the dead, may you be filled with hope in our own resurrection. May this Easter Day be the beginning of a new and bright era of your lives and may your daily trials be small. May you continue to love and be loved. May you reach out to others as the Lord reached out to us. In a most traditional Ukrainian way, let us sing out that “Christ has risen from the dead, conquering death by death and giving life to those in the tomb.” Christ has Indeed Risen!

Have a Glorious & Joyful Easter!

Frs. Mark and Alan and Protodeacon Stefan & our families

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