Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine

Pastor's Corner

Father Vincent Esprit, fmi

Father Esprit is a Roman Catholic Priest and a member of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate. He studied at the Centre Sèvres - Facultés jésuites in Paris and and the University of Montreal. He is Pastor of the Saint Francis-Xavier Mission since 2012.

October 24, 2021 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary time

Your faith has healed

Today, Holy Mother Church wants us to know that Jesus never turns His back on us. We can count on his graces to help us endure and overcome the challenges of life. In the Gospel, this Sunday, Jesus heals the blind man named Bartimaeus who cries after Jesus as he walks by. He knows that Jesus can heal him and allow him to see again. Even though the disciples and the people asked him to be silent. He screams the loudest. “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Jesus hears her cry and ignores the crowd's negativity towards the blind man. Jesus asks the same crowd that despises the action of the blind to call him. They were transformed from a crowd shouting against the blind man to a crowd who became sympathetic to his cause. "Don't worry, get up, he's calling you." They kindly told the bound man. In the midst of the crowd, Jesus gave the blind man personal attention. He healed him and said to him, “Go, your faith has healed you. Man was saved and healed because of his faith in Jesus. His whole life was transformed then. He became a disciple of Jesus. What about you and me?