Prayers Of The Faithful – November 27

For Pope Francis as he renews and strengthens the Church’s efforts to provide for the poor and suffering of the world.
We pray to the Lord.

For the Church throughout the world, as we begin Advent, a time of renewal and preparation for every Christian and a chance to turn our attention away from the empty promises of the world.
We pray to the Lord.

For Bishop Christian and for the men who are praying about his invitation to consider service in the permanent diaconate.
We pray to the Lord.

For Monsignor Henneberry as he marks his birthday this week and we ask God’s blessings for him in his service to us.
We pray to the Lord.

For the poor, especially families, and for the people who respond so generously to our parish appeal to assist them.
We pray to the Lord.

For our children and grandchildren and for young people who feel overwhelmed by the demands of our society and culture.
We pray to the Lord.

For any who are sick and in need of our prayers and for people who live with mental illness, especially at this time of the year.
We pray to the Lord.

For those who have died: Gen Tozer, Kathleen “Kay” Risk, Paul Cormier, Muriel Smith, Alice Harris, Jacques Ferguson, Diane Carr, Gunter Hoellwarth; and for their families.
We pray to the Lord.

Clergy And Parish Announcements

The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, C.C., Bishop of Saint John announces the following clergy assignments:

Rev. Dr. Michael McGowan is appointed Chancellor of the Diocese effective January 1, 2023.

Rev. Douglas McNeill completes his term as Episcopal Vicar for Temporal Affairs, effective December 9, 2022. Temporal Affairs will become the responsibility of the Vicar General, Msgr. Brian Henneberry.

Rev. Douglas McNeill is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Saint John, effective February 15, 2023.

Rev. Ralph McRae, EV, is appointed Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Saint John, effective February 15, 2023.

The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, C.C., Bishop of Saint John announces the following parish changes:

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Fredericton, is merged in an extinctive union with Our Lady of Peace Parish, Fredericton. Our Lady of Fatima Church will close after a final Mass has been celebrated there on January 8, 2023. St. Anthony’s Church, Fredericton, St. Theresa’s Church, Fredericton, and St. Patrick’s Church, Stanley, will remain.

An announcement on Our Lady of Hope Parish / Paroisse Notre-Dame de l’Esperance, Miramichi will be forthcoming.

Mass

Join us this weekend as we welcome Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC, who will be celebrating all Masses.
Join us in person at 4 pm on Saturday, 9 am & 11 am on Sunday.
Mass is available here on our website and on our YouTube and Facebook pages at any time of the day on Sunday.