Na praznik sv. Frančiška Asiškega, 4. oktobra 2021, je bila po večerni maši v frančiškansli cerkvi na Tromostovju v Ljubljani predstavljena knjiga Svetilnik slovenstva in vere v New Yorku, ki govori o stoletni zgodovini naše fare sv. Cirila. To delo predstavlja pomemben del mozaika, ki ga sestavljajo naši slovenski izseljenci po svetu. Knjiga je vzbudila precej zanimanja tako pri ljudeh kot v medijih.
V nedeljo, 17. oktobra 2021, smo med mašo krstili Petra Josepha Bretta, drugega otroka Patricka in Vide Mulec. Po maši smo imeli Kulturno uro: fizik David Grošelj nam je predstavil svoje raziskovanje različnih astrofizičnih fenomenov, ki jih opravlja skupaj z ostalimi znanstveniki Columbijske Univerze v New Yorku.
Martinovanja tudi letos ne bo zaradi virusa Covid, ki nam že dve leti greni življenje; Slovenija je trenutno med najbolj okuženimi državami v Evropi, naši farani sv. Cirila se mu zaenkrat uspešno izogibajo.
Thanksgiving brings us together as a Nation. In the rich tapestry of our diversity we rediscover our unity in the values which inform and ground the American experiment in ordered liberty.
Many Catholics will participate in the Liturgy and hear the Gospel chosen for this day from St. Luke (Luke 17:11-19); the familiar story of the ten lepers who were miraculously healed by Jesus during his journey to Jerusalem. Only one came back to give thanks. The challenge leaps forth - are we that one?
Our celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy is always a call to return to the source of every gift, the God who gave Himself for us. It is the invitation to give thanks which gathers us as families around the dinner table today. We will tell stories of our past and toast the hopes for our future. Although a "secular" holiday, the celebration is profoundly religious at its core. Even in the midst of the struggles we have face in the United States, we really do need to stop and give thanks! We are a truly blessed people. ( Deacon Keith Fournier)
Christmas is coming.... Think of the many ways God has reached out to us to communicate with us since the beginning. The climax of God communicating with us in the Old Testament was when God formed the covenant with Moses on Mt. Sinai. God joined himself to us in a covenant and we were joined to God in a covenant. But we still sinned so God raised up prophets to call us back but only a small number of people paid heed to the prophets. Through one of the prophets, Hosea, God said that Israel has been like an unfaithful wife committing adultery by going after false gods. All through the centuries of the Old Testament God pursued us like a lover but we had broken the covenant and God had to make a new unbreakable covenant with us. For this new covenant, God would become flesh and bones like us, and shed his blood in the person of Jesus to convince us once and for all to accept his invitation to be his people. Jesus was the climax of God reaching out to us.
The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory...
Fr. Tommy Lane