Mary and the Pentecost

05-19-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

As I stated in my last Pastor’s Corner, I would be sharing reflections on some Church’s feasts and events during, my vacation, thus this week I wish to share a reflection on Mary’s role on Pentecost today. The Pentecost which we celebrate 50 days after Easter Sunday, taken away from its Jewish origin and significance, is regarded as the birthday of the Church remarkably because of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church which took place on that day.

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Our Faith on the Ascension of the Lord

05-12-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

As I continue my vacation time outside the parish, I am inspired to keep this Pastor’s Corner active by sharing with you some spiritual reflections on a weekly basis. Most of my write-ups would be focused on the feasts, solemnities, or events in our Church’s calendar.

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Month of May - Month of Special Devotion to Mary

05-05-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

When I was growing up as I child, I recall how the beginning of every month of May till the end of May was a great month for me as May Devotion. It is a month of special devotion to honoring Our Mother Mary especially with the recitation of the Rosary and other forms of Marian devotion.

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Welcoming First-Time Comers to Our Church with a Smile and Love

04-28-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

A warm welcome is what each of us expects when we visit a new place, a church, party or meet new faces for the first time. Such a warm welcome gives one a sense of love, value, and that feeling of home. Most people do not like to visit a place where they were not welcome, or their presence is not very much appreciated. Giving a warm welcome to a new visitor makes the person feel delighted that he is not in the wrong.

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On Witnessing

04-21-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

The last words of John the Evangelist Jn 21:25 are “This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.” John, in this passage, testifies to the truth of the Risen Lord and Acts 1:8 says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”

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Easter Updates and Upcoming Events

04-14-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Tony Okolo C.S.Sp., V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

As we continue our celebration of the Risen Lord, I share with you some Easter updates and upcoming events in the parish.

First, I wish to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in the Charity and Development Appeal of this year. It is amazing to see the effort by many of you to ensure that we reach our goal this year. I wish to announce that we have reached our goal and even exceeded it through your generosity, sacrifices and commitment that this was accomplished. I thank you and pray God’s blessings on every one of you.

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Embracing His Divine Mercy

04-07-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Anthony Okolo, C.S.Sp, V.F.

Beloved Parishioners,

This week I share reflection on Divine Mercy as this Sunday is specially devoted to embracing the Divine Mercy of God. “For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” This immortal prayer of Divine Mercy devotion reminds us of the need for God’s mercy in our lives, and ties together the passion of the Lord with the Easter we celebrate. Thus, we are invited today to immerse ourselves in the ocean of divine compassion, to bask in the radiance of the risen Christ, and to be transformed by the power of His mercy.

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