With the parish originally founded in 1856, St. Columbkille’s Cathedral has been a meaningful part of the Pembroke community for over 160 years. As the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, St. Columbkille’s serves as the home of the Bishop of Pembroke.

Whether you’ve been a Christian your entire life, or you’re interested to learn about Christianity and the Catholic faith, our welcoming, faith-centric community is a place to discover and experience.

Our Clergy

Most Reverend Guy Desrochers

Bishop Desrochers was born in 1956 in the Hull sector of Gatineau, Québec. Upon completion of secondary school, he entered Algonquin College, Ottawa, to pursue studies in Fine Arts and...

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Reverend Father Jim Beanish

Father James (Jim) Beanish was born and raised in Barry’s Bay, ON. Before he began studying for the priesthood, Fr. Jim worked for eight years as a saw filer, building...

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Reverend Father Anthony Burchat

Anthony grew up in Tramore, ON. He belonged to St. Casimir’s Parish in Round Lake Centre, but he went to St. Andrew’s School, Killaloe. He is a graduate of Bishop...

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