As this was the 1st Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday of All Saints, in his homily, His Grace spoke of how the saints who have come before have given us the challenge of living faithful lives as they did. All in attendance were again challenged by His Grace to focus on the truly important things of faithful Christian living and to learn to live truly faithful lives and not to get caught up in majoring in the minor things. His message was well received by all the faithful who heard this call to being faithful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Following the Divine Liturgy a special luncheon was held to honor His Grace and all other visitors to Saints Peter and Paul on this special day. In the parish Ukrainian Hall a wonderful meal had been prepared under the direction of Patty Prokopchak - Ladies Guild president, and Rose Raith with the assistance of many of the ladies of the parish. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful meal and opportunity of fellowship.
As the day ended everyone who was present was very thankful to Bishop Daniel for his visit to our parish and for bringing the blessing of God to us in a special way. All the faithful from Saints Peter and Paul and the other local Orthodox parishes who were present were blessed to have come and have learned much from Bishop Daniel about the importance of continued faithfulness in every aspect of our lives as witnesses to the salvation which we have received from our Lord and Savior Jesus. Our parish and community looks forward very much to the next time that Bishop Daniel will again be able to visit our small corner of our world