Sunday, February 26th, 2017: Cheese-Fare Sunday

Sunday, Feb. 26th – 9:30 AM (Fr. Mark)

LENT BEGINS TOMORROW – STRICT DAY OF ABSTINENCE (No Meat or Dairy Products)

Pre-Lenten Reflection: “During these 40 days, let me put away all my pride. Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me. Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have.”

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Sunday, February 19th, 2017 – Meat-fare Sunday

Sunday, Feb. 19th – 9:30 AM (Fr. Michael)

GOSPEL REFLECTION (Matthew 25:31-46):

“Indeed, I tell you, because you have done it to one of these least of My brethren, you did it to Me.”

Great and Holy Lent is a time for repentance, change, and renewal in our lives. It’s also a time to evaluate what we have done in terms of caring for our neighbour. Use this time leading toward Holy Pascha to do something about ACTING like a true Christian, rather than merely thinking like one.

Lent begins on Monday, February 27.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday, Feb. 12th – 9:30 AM (Fr. Alan)

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Luke 15:11-32

“I will arise and go to my Father.”

God’s forgiveness is gained by repentance – through recognizing and admitting the ways we have moved away from God and His Commandments. The price for our reconciliation with God was paid by Jesus Christ, through His death on the cross.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2017 – 33rd Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee

Sunday, Feb. 5th – 9:30 AM (Fr. Michael)

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Luke 18: 1014

“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled.”

Do you humbly seek God’s mercy and do you show mercy to others, especially those you find difficult to love and to forgive?

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Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 32nd Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday of Zaccheus

Sunday, Jan. 29th 9:30 am. Sunday of Zaccheus (Fr. Mark)

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Luke 19: 110

“Zacchaeus made haste and received Jesus joyfully.”

Lord, come and stay with me. Fill my home with Your presence and fill my heart with Your praise. Help me to show kindness and mercy to all, even those who cause me harm.”

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 – 31st Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, Jan. 22nd – 9:30 AM (Fr. Alan)

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Luke 18:35-43

“Jesus asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?”

Do you recognize your need for God’s healing grace and do you seek Jesus out, like the blind man, with persistent faith and trust in His goodness and mercy?

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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 – 31st Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, Jan. 15th – 9:30 AM (Fr. Mark)

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Luke 18: 18-27

“Sell all you have and you will have treasure in heaven.”

Are you willing to part with anything that might keep you from seeking true joy with Jesus?

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