Tuesday, July 7, 2020 UTC

MAY 9, 10 & 13: SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMEN (5TH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & COMMEMORATION OF MOTHER’S DAY

samaritan_woman MAY 9: CONFESSION: CANCELLED, VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – CANCELLED, MAY 10: CONFESSION – CANCELLED, 3RD HOUR – CANCELLED, TYPIKA (PRIVATE)- 08:30 AM; MAY 13: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – CANCELLED

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

The day commemorates the encounter of Christ with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. In the Gospel Reading John 4: 5-42, we hear how the Samaritan woman wanted to learn about Christ and asked Him “give me this water, that I may not thirst”, therefore we also each day must ask Christ to give us His “living water” so that it may spiritually sustain us during these difficult times that we live in as Christians. The more we humble ourselves and ask Christ for this “living water” the more our lives will be filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit spreading love and joy, not only within our own households, but to all those who encounter us and know us. By sharing the “living water” with others, we become true disciples and witnesses of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ. Glory be to God for all things!

On May 12th we also commemorate all our mothers (birth, adoptive, role-models, mother figures). Mother’s Day gives us all a chance to really think about what your own mother or mother figure means to you, or what being a “mother” brings to our lives.