Prayerful preparation

Sister Marion Dobos, OSB | May 3, 2018

Father Tom Dansak addressed the topics of “Communication, Forgiveness and Intimacy.” He emphasized that marriage is a lifelong process and forgiveness is one of the most essential spiritual elements of a marital commitment. Without it, resentments mount, inhibiting growth and intimacy. Using various video clips, Father Tom emphasized that a healthy relationship requires humor, sacrifice, open communication, trust, a positive outlook and intimacy.

A presentation on “Marriage and Sexuality” was given by Dr. Matthew Kenneth Minerd, a professor at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary. Dr. Minerd explained the Church’s teaching on human sexuality and contraception.

“Finances and Budgeting” is an important component to the program because many divorces occur over money and its proper management. Sandee and Mark Collins shared personal experiences and challenges they had to deal with in their life together regarding finances. Their message to the couples accentuated a common commitment to the basic principle that what you have is given to you by God, not to serve yourselves but to serve others as well. This principle Continue reading

Women’s Day of Reflection set for May 5

Editor | May 3, 2018

Springtime Event Aims to Help Women Grow in their Spirituality The 15th annual Women’s Day of Reflection will be held 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 210 Greentree Road, Munhall, Pa. … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar – May 2018

Editor | May 3, 2018

Dates to Remember The Byzantine Catholic Community of Austin meets for worship 5 p.m. Sundays at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1610 E. 11t St., Austin Texas 78702. Come join us. www. Young Adult Retreat Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick and … Continue reading

18th annual SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary Lecture

Editor | May 3, 2018

Archbishop Alexander to speak at St. John the Baptist Cathedral A popular speaker and gifted teacher, Archbishop Alexander [Golitzin] will discuss ”The Place of the Presence of God: Aphrahat of Persia’s Portrait of the Christian Holy Man” at the 18th … Continue reading

“The Golden Ticket” of Twitter

David Mayernik Jr. | May 3, 2018

When I log onto Twitter, it sometimes feels as if I’m stepping into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The environment of the Wonka workspace, as seen in Roald Dahl’s novel and two motion pictures, is bright and colorful while at the … Continue reading

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Anointing of the Sick: The Mystery of the Holy Oil according to Byzantine Rite practice

The Evangelists tell us that our Lord Jesus Christ from the very beginning of His public life showed His merciful love and compassion toward the sick and the suffering who were seeking His help. And St. Matthew assures us that Jesus “cured every disease and illness.” (Mt. 9:35) In other words, Jesus considered the healing of the sick as a part of His messianic mission (Is. 61 :1), and afterward He entrusted this healing mission also to His disciples. (Mt. 10:8) Continue reading