Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2017: Sunday After Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday, Sept. 17th – 9:30 AM – Divine Liturgy

GOSPEL REFLECTION:

Jesus summoned the crowd with His disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.” Mark 8:34

Reflect, today, upon this most fundamental question. Do you wish to come after Jesus and, therefore, are you ready and willing to embrace and even desire all that this entails? You make the choice; God will place the desire in your heart. Say “Yes” to Him and His Cross. In the end, you will be eternally grateful you did.

St. Michael Parish – Annual Fall Supper: Next Sunday, Sept. 24th

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Traditional Ukrainian Cuisine

Adults – $15.00

Children 6 yrs. – 12 yrs. – $6.00

Children under 5 yrs. – Free

Advance Tickets: Ann – 204-222-9003 or Jean – 204-222-1433

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Sunday, Sept. 10th, 2017: Sunday Before Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday, Sept. 10th- 9:30 AM – Divine Liturgy

GOSPEL REFLECTION – John 3: 13-17

Jesus shows us the paradox of love and judgment. We can love the darkness of sin and unbelief or we can love the light of God’s truth, beauty, and goodness. If our love is guided by what is true, and good and beautiful then we will choose God and love Him above all else. What we love shows what we prefer. Do love God above all else? Does He take first place in your life, in your thoughts, and actions?

Upcoming:

  • Thurs, Sept. 14th – 7:00 PM Liturgy: Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
  • St. Michael Parish Annual Fall Supper: Sunday, Sept. 24th: 3:00-6:00 PM

Adults – $15.00

Children 6 yrs. – 12 yrs. – $6.00

Children under 5 yrs. – Free

Advance Tickets: Ann @ 204-222-9003 or Jean @ 204—222-1433

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Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 2017: 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, Sept. 3rd- 9:30 AM – Divine Liturgy

GOSPEL REFLECTION – Matt 21: 33-42

Jesus foretold both His death and His ultimate triumph. He knew He would be rejected and be killed, but He also knew that would not be the end. After rejection would come glory — the glory of resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father. The Lord blesses His people today with the gift of His kingdom. And He promises that we will bear much fruit if we abide in Him (see John 15:1-11). He entrusts His gifts and grace to each of us and He gives us work to do in His vineyard — the body of Christ. He promises that our labor will not be in vain if we persevere with faith to the end . We can expect trials and even persecution. But in the end we will see triumph. Do you labor for the Lord with joyful hope and with confidence in His victory?

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Sunday, August 27th, 2017: 12th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, Aug. 27th – 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (Fr. Mark)

GOSPEL REFLECTION – Matt.19:16-26

Those who are generous towards God and others find that they cannot out give God in generosity. God blesses us with spiritual goods that far outweigh the fleeting joys of material goods. He alone can satisfy the deepest longing and desires of our heart. Are you willing to part with anything that might keep you from seeking true joy with Jesus?

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Sunday, August 20th, 2017: 11th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, Aug. 20th – Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM

GOSPEL REFLECTION – Matthew 18:23-35

You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’ Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

Reflect, today, on those powerfully piercing words of Jesus. “You wicked servant!” Though they may not be the most “inspiring” words to reflect upon, they may be some of the most useful words to reflect on. We need to hear them at times because we need to be convinced of the seriousness of our obstinance, judgmentalness, and harshness toward others. If that is your struggle, repent of this tendency today and let Jesus lift that heavy burden.

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Sunday, August 13th, 2017: 10th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, Aug. 13th – Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM 

GOSPEL REFLECTION Matthew 17: 14-23

Nothing will be impossible to you

Jesus tells his disciples that they can “remove mountains” if they have faith in God. The expression to “remove mountains” was a common Jewish phrase for removing difficulties. A wise teacher who could solve difficulties was called a “mountain remover”. If we pray with expectant faith God will give us the means to overcome difficulties and obstacles. When you meet trials and disappointments how do you respond? With faith and trust in Jesus?

FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Feast Day Liturgy & Blessing of flowers:

St. Michael’s Parish – Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm

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Sunday, August 6th, 2017: Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Sunday, Aug. 6th – 9:30 AM

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Matt 17:1-9

Today our Lord’s human nature was transfigured by the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father, Whose voice witnessed to the Son’s divine nature.

This is my beloved Son on whom my favor rests. Listen to Him

Lord, draw me near to You and let me see Your glory. May I never doubt Your love and saving help.

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