Monday, May 23, 2022 UTC

MAY 8: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC MAN (4TH PASCHAL SUNDAY), EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION & MOTHER’S DAY

paralytic  MAY 8: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION – 10:15 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

GOD WITH US ON-LINE – SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC: https://godwithusonline.org/catechetical-resources/ruthenian/

On May 8th we commemorate all our mothers (birth, adoptive, role-models, mother figures). Mother’s Day gives us all a chance to really think about what our own mother or mother figure means to us, or what being a “mother” brings to our lives.

The Gospel Reading is from John 5: 1-15 and from which this day commemorates the miracle of Christ healing a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years. The readings focus on God’s power to raise up those who are unable to walk. Faced with illness and other difficulties, we often rush to intercessory prayer, urging others to join us in our intention. We should always first unite ourselves prayerfully to the Father long enough to enter into his love and peacefully come to better understand his will and what is for the greater good.