16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JULY 19, 2020

THEME: IF GOD CAN WAIT; WE SHOULD TOO! (Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19; Roman 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43) The gospel reading of last Sunday started Jesus' ministry of the proclamation of the kingdom of heaven using parables - ‘earthly stories with heavenly meanings’. Having narrated the parable of the sower and its explanations, Jesus goes further this … Continue reading 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JULY 19, 2020

13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. JUNE 28, 2020

THEME: CHRISTIAN VIRTUE OF HOSPITALITY AND ITS REWARD (2 King 4:8-11,13-16; Romans 6:3-4,8-11;  Mathew 10:37-42) In today’s Gospel, Jesus states that, whoever prefers parents, brothers, sisters and other relations more than him is not worthy of him, Matt.10:37. Jesus is not by this meant that we must not love our families and be concerned about … Continue reading 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. JUNE 28, 2020

12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JUNE 21, 2020

THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID, YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN MANY SPARROWS. (Jeremiah 20:10-13; Romans.5:12-15; Mathew; 10:26-33) The whole of the tenth chapter of Mathew is in fact, a collection of Jesus' teaching on mission. Certainly, many of the instructions in this chapter are not meant to be followed literally. However, the attitudes they inculcate … Continue reading 12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JUNE 21, 2020

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD- SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020

THEME: "REMEMBER, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" (Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20) Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord; a continuation of the Good News of Easter.  Luke reported that after Jesus was carried up to heaven, the disciples ‘went back to Jerusalem full of joy’ (Luke 24:52-53). For forty … Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD- SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020

Diocese of Saint John Protocols for the Public Celebration of Masses and Other Religious Services in Third and Fourth Phases of GNB Health and Safety Measures

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a serious threat to physical health. In response, public authorities are right to place reasonable limits on gatherings, to discourage unnecessary activities, and to call for physical distancing. At the same time, access to divine worship and to sacraments is of high importance for the spiritual good and the overall well-being … Continue reading Diocese of Saint John Protocols for the Public Celebration of Masses and Other Religious Services in Third and Fourth Phases of GNB Health and Safety Measures