Papal prayer intentions
for the month of April 2020
Universal : Freedom from AddictionWe pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.Taken from the : Liturgical Calendar 2019-2020
As of Monday March 30, 2020
the churches in the Atlantic will be closed.
With Holy Week approaching, gatherings will naturally become more numerous in churches and control will not be able to be done adequately.
In order to continue to meet preventive government health standards, we must regretfully take this step.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, until further notice all Sunday and weekday masses as well as any other parish activity, religious or not (bingo, brunch, etc.), are canceled.
Here are the celebrations which will be broadcasted (in French) on CKLE CJVA 94,1 FM:
April 5th – Palm Sunday: Mass at 10 AM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin
Unfortunately, we will not be able to distribute blessed palms in our parishes due to the preventive restrictions currently in effect, but once they are lifted, we will make blessed palms available in one form or another to those who wish.
April 6th – Monday of Holy Week: Rosary and Mass at 6 :30 PM celebrated by Father Patrick McGraw
April 7th – Tuesday of Holy Week: Chrism Mass at 6 :30 PM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin on CKLE CJVA 94.1 FM as well as on the Diocese Facebook page.
The blessing of the oils will take place in the church in Caraquet in the presence of the Bishop, the Chancellor and the parish priest. Another celebration will take place at a later time in the presence of the people of God and all the priests of the Diocese to allow the priests to renew their vows and give thanks to the Lord for the accomplished ministry of our jubilees.
April 8th – Wednesday of Holy Week: Rosary and Mass at 6:30 PM celebrated by Father Patrick McGraw
April 9th – Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 PM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin
April 10th – Good Friday: Office of the Lord’s Passion at 3 PM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin
April 11th – Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil at 7 PM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin
April 12th – Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at 10 AM celebrated by Msgr Jodoin
Note : To express our joy, and mark Easter Sunday, we will ring the bells of all the churches in the Diocese at 12 noon for 5 to 10 minutes.