John 5.18, 31-47
John 5.18, 31-47
The Angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
As a preventative measure due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and with the recent health directives taken by the New Brunswick government limiting public assemblies, the Diocese of Bathurst has decided to close the Diocese Retreat Center temporarily and this, until further notice.
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This Wednesday, March 25, feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, we invite all the faithful to recite the Our Father in communion with the Pope at the time of the Angelus, that is at noon.
In communion with the dioceses of France, the churches of your parish may also ring their bells at this time.
After spending two days in Samaria, Jesus went from that place to Galilee (for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honour in the prophet’s own country). When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the festival; for they too had gone to the festival.
One of the scribes came near and asked Jesus, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”