Message From Pastor – Aug. 11, 2013

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Guests,

Summer time is for special ‘parish renovation projects’ – our parish hall has received a major refreshing new look with all the walls, prepped and painted to create a warmer and inviting ambience; even

the monastery has received a much needed up-lift with all our hallways now sporting a ‘white peach’ hue.  Fr Frank says: “It’s about time too!”

At the Annual meeting, we were asked when we would continue to replace the commercial narrow windows to match the sanctuary stained glass ones… our artist Sviatoslav has had a busy summer created a number of windows and God willing, many of the side windows will be replaced in the next couple of weeks. All the more to enhance the beauty of our Home of Worship.  Yes, we will definitely be requesting donations from our parishioners to offset the cost. Again, you may make donations in memory of a loved one or to honour someone special to you. We will happily acknowledge your generosity!

Ah! Another delightful piece of prose and wisdom:

          A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:    1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids,

          2.  Taj Mahal,     3.  Grand Canyon     4. Panama Cana l  5. Empire State Building  6. St. Peter’s Basilica  7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.”                                       The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you do have, and maybe we can help.”                The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

1.  To See       2.  To Hear      3.  To Touch    4.  To Taste                                                           5.  To Feel      6.  To Laugh     7.  To Love

           The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!

       A gentle reminder – that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

Wishing all of you a wonderful restful peaceful and love-full summer!

May the good Lord be with you and care lovingly for you & yours!

Know God,  Know Peace;   No God,  No Peace!        

     Fr. Bohdan

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