THEME: SIGN AND SOURCE OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY- ONE PURPOSE ONE GOAL (Exodus 34:4-6,8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18) We celebrate today the highest and most fundamental mystery of the Christian faith - the Holy Trinity. What is this feast about? The Church celebrates the fact that in ONE GOD, we have a plurality of … Continue reading THE MOST HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, JUNE 07, 2020
THEME: THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, ITS GIFTS AND FRUITS (Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23) Today is the Pentecost Sunday, year A and it also remarkably draws the Easter season to an end. The gratuitous promise made by our Lord, Jesus Christ to His disciples to send the Holy Spirit was fulfilled … Continue reading PENTECOST SUNDAY, MAY 31, 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
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
THEME: “‘I ABIDE IN YOU AND YOU IN ME’- ‘KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS IF YOU LOVE ME’ ” (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21) Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter, as the Church gradually prepares us for the celebration of Pentecost. And with the ascension of Jesus in view, He assures his disciples … Continue reading 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, MAY 17, 2020
Vatican City, 6 May 2020 PONTIFICIUM CONSILIUM N. Prot. 399/20 Dear Friends, In compliance with the initiative of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and the appeal by Pope Francis on 3 May 2020, the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue invites believers of all religions and people of goodwill to spiritually unite themselves in a … Continue reading Day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, (MAY 14, 2020)
THEME: DON’T BE TROUBLED - FOLLOW JESUS! (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12) The first reading (Acts 6:1-7) tells us how the early apostles were able to sort out issues without wrangling or rancour occasioned by discrimination in the distribution of food through establishing the diaconate ministry. Be part of the service in the … Continue reading 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, MAY 10, 2020- MOTHER’S DAY (CANADA)
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS THEME: CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Acts 2. 14a, 36b-41; 1 Peter 2: 20b-25; John 10:14) The fourth Sunday of Easter is known as the Good Shepherd Sunday. On this Sunday, special prayers are offered for vocations, especially vocation to the priesthood and vocation to the religious life. Today, we … Continue reading 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY), MAY 3, 2020.
THEME: STAY WITH US LORD! (Acts 2:14,22-28; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35) The two disciples we see in the Gospel of today (Luke 24:13-35), were bewildered, they were so much at lost about what is going on; they were confused. The Lord is risen from the dead but they could not find Him. They were … Continue reading 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER- APRIL 26, 2020
THEME: The mercy of God shall follow me all my days (Psalm 23:6). (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31) One sure way to rouse up our faith is to put our faith into works. We all know that if we don’t use a muscle, it begins to weaken. As we cannot separate heat from … Continue reading 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY), APRIL 19, 2020.