IMPORTANT

Our parish will be closed until February 8th, 2021

Further to the recent announcement by Premier Legault and as per Archdiocese of Montreal directives, please note that the church building will be closed until February 8th, 2021. 

 

Mass will still be lived-streamed every Sunday

at 11:30 am on our FaceBook page.   

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

Please continue to follow all recommendations by the Public Health Officials and stay safe!

3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday of the Word of God

Week of Prayer For Christian Unity

MASS 

 JANUARY  24TH,  2021

AT 11:30AM

LIVE-STREAMED ON 

PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE

Women's

Prayer Group:

 

More information forthcoming

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. 

Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger,

O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Join us in reciting the Holy Rosary

Login to comepraytherosary.org and

pray with others worldwide.

Choose either worldwide prayer (perpetual) or individual. 

You can also enter your prayer intentions on the site.

We hope many will join in praying to

our Holy Mother.

 

"The Kingdom of God has come near..."

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus invites people to repent and believe that the "kingdom of God has come near."  Throughout his ministry, in both word and deed, Jesus showed humanity that the kingdom of God is a present reality. For Christians, the appropriate response to the presence of God in real time - in the here and now - is conversion and discipleship.

In the first reading, God commands Jonah to action; he gets up and goes forth.  Jonah's faithfulness to his prophetic task leads the people of Nineveh, from the grandest leaders to the smallest child, to repent and change their ways.

In the Gospel, Simon, Andrew, James and John have no way of knowing what the future holds for them as followers of Jesus.  Yet , they respond without hesitation.  They forsake the comfortable, familiar and certain.  They place the nearness of the kingdom of God, manifest in Jesus, at the very centre of the lives.

We are also called to be followers of Jesus and prophets of our time.  We are effective messengers of the good news when ongoing spiritual renewal informs our conduct and lifestyle.

May Sunday's liturgy advance our conversation and fill us with the confidence to get up and go forth, praising God with our lives.

Lousie McEwan

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