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Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 13:14, 43-52 Second Reading: Revelations 7:9, 14b-17 Gospel: John 10:27-30   “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”  John 10:27 The parable in the Gospel today brings to our attention three consoling...

Physician-Assisted Suicide

Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide by the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholics are called by their faith to assist all those in need, particularly the poor, the suffering and the dying. Comforting the dying and...

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The first reading for this Sunday comes from 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 (the prophet Nathan is admonishing King David following the King’s attempt to cover up his affair with Bathsheba by murdering her husband), the responsorial Psalm is 32 (Lord, forgive the wrong I have done), the second reading is from St....

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The first reading for Mass this Sunday comes from 1 Kings 17:17-24,  where Elijah saves the son of a widow who is dying; the responsorial Psalm is 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13, “I will praise you, Lord, for you have  rescued me;” the second reading is Galatians 1:11-19, St. Paul telling  of how he came to be an...

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

This Sunday, we celebrate Corpus Christi – the feast of the Body and  Blood of Jesus, given to us in the Eucharist at each Mass. The first reading comes from Genesis 14:18-20 (when Abraham met with Melchizedek, priest and king of Salem, who prayed for him and offered bread and wine), the responsorial Psalm...