NEXT PEROGY SALE SATURDAY April 18th
Hours: 1:00PM - 4:00PM (Or until the Yellow Signs are not on the lawn.)
NO Boiling is necessary. Perogies are fully cooked and they may open if boiled the second time!
* Potato ($6 per Dozen)
* Potato and Sauerkraut. (Limited Quantities.) ($7 per dozen)
HELP NEEDED Mar 17th and the 18st
Friday - 6:00 PM Saturday - 9:AM
As you know this week we are going to have our pyrohy making project. Please come to help and invite your family and friends as well! We are in a dire need of helpers. With each year going by it becomes more and more difficult to find volunteers for this important project to keep our parish running.
Newletter with many articles about the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
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Even though bible study meetings are canceled, the reading are still available to everyone to read on the Bible page.
Other Activities: Please check the Divine Liturgy page for this week's activities, including readings for Sunday's service.
Life is hard, and yet Jesus says, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28).
It is hard to bear God—but it is even harder not to bear God. The pain one brings upon oneself by living outside of evident reality is a greater and longer-lasting pain than the brief pain of facing it head on. Enlightened people invariably describe the spiritual experience of God as resting, peace, delight, and even ecstasy.
If our religion has no deep joy and no inherent contentment about it, then it is not the real thing. If our religion is primarily fear of self, the world, and God; if it is primarily focused on meeting religious duties and obligations, then it is indeed a hard yoke and heavy burden. I’d go so far as to say that it’s hardly worthwhile. I think the promise from Jesus that his burden is easy and light seeks to reassure us that rigid and humorless religion is not his way and certainly not the only way.
It is God within us that loves God, so seek joy in God and peace within; seek to rest in the good, the true, and the beautiful. It is the only resting place that also allows us to bear the darkness. Hard and soft, difficult and easy, pain and ecstasy do not eliminate one another, but actually allow each other. They bow back and forth like dancers, although it is harder to bow to pain and to failure. If you look deeply inside every success, there are already seeds and signs of limits; if you look inside every failure, there are also seeds and signs of opportunity.
Who among us has not been able to eventually recognize the silver lining in the darkest of life’s clouds? You would think the universal pattern of death and life, the lesson of the Gospel and Jesus’ life would be utterly clear to me by now, yet I still fight and repress my would-be resurrections, even if just in my own mind. For some reason, we give and get our energy from dark clouds much more than silver linings. True joy is harder to access and even harder to hold onto than anger or fear. When I walk my dog Opie and look at the beautiful cottonwood trees in my yard, God helps me experience rest and peace.
If our soul is at rest in the comforting sweetness and softness of God, we can bear the hardness of life and see through failure. That’s why people in love—and often people at the end of life—have such an excess of energy for others. If our truth does not set us free, it is not truth at all. If God cannot be rested in, God must not be much of a God. If God is not joy, then what has created the sunrise and sunset?
From Fr. Richard Rohr, who spearheads the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico
All weekday and Sunday services will be celebrated temporarily without the participation of the assembly of the faithful. Our clergy will continue to celebrate and pray for you and with you vicariously.
Pyrohy Project and Sales Schedule
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Weekday Divine Liturgy times vary, please check weekly bulletin.
Mon-Tues - Watch the Lenten Mission video from St. Josaphat's Cathedral
Weds. 6:30 PM - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Thurs. 6:30 PM - Reading of the 12 Gospels
Friday 6:30 PM - Vespers
Saturday - Church will be open for individual devotion.
Confession by appointment only
EASTER - 8:00 AM Resurrection Matins
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
1. Holy Ghost will continue to have Liturgy on Saturday and Sunday WITHOUT the participation of the assembly of the faithful.
2. No change in plans for the Church Festival in June - hopefully we will be past this crisis by that time.
For additional updates, please check back to this website.
In the meantime, please take the opportunity to strengthen the community around you by watching out for those in need, keeping in touch with anyone who may feel isolated as we are asked to limit our social gatherings, and pray for those who become ill that they may be restored to health and share again in the lives of those around them. Thank you for your support and understanding.
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This weeks services can be watched on the church's Facebook page.
April 18th TBD
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