We are invited to unite in prayer with Pope Francis who,
this Friday, March 27 at 2pm (Atlantic Time) (6pm Vatican Time)
will preside a special prayer celebration from atop the steps of Saint Peter’s Basilica.
This celebration will be broadcasted live through the Vatican News portal and App ( https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html ). A simultaneous translation in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, Arabic and Chinese will accompany this broadcast.
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.
Thank you for your understanding.
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.