13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, June 28th, 2020

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Welcome back to St. Columbkille’s Cathedral and our regularly scheduled masses.   In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died.

Theme for June 28th – Hospitality
It is not the Lord’s emissaries who are praised in today’s first and third reading, but rather those who show kindness to them.  The hospitality shown to the prophet guest by the Shunammite woman is rewarded with the birth of a much desired child.  Matthew’s gospel is speaking of church leaders congratulates those who offer them even the ordinary kindnesses.  Continuing our reading from the Romans, we are today reminded that our baptism into the dead and risen Christ should reflect itself in our lives through death to sin and life for God.

A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic. Your donations are gratefully appreciated.

We now have a website for St. Columbkille’s Cathedral.  It is accessed at: ww.cathedralparish.ca for your information.

Installation as Bishop of Pembroke

Bishop Guy Desrochers will be installed as Bishop of Pembroke, Friday, July 3rd, 2020.  On account of the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, this will be a small, private ceremony, with few people present.  It will be recorded for broadcast online. A public liturgical celebration will be planned for a later date, when it will be possible to gather a large number of people.

Chronicle from Bishop Guy Desrochers C.Ss.R.:

Read Bishop Guy Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance. June 17th Chronicle: The Light at the End of the Tunnel.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
Frank Blaskie – Eldon & Drenda Utronkie


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Deceased Parents, Sisters & Brother – Albert Kruschenske
Victor Balkam – Betty Mayhew


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Sandra Turcotte – Allan & Janice O’Dacre
Patricia & Perry Cliche – Del Cliche & Family


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Jim Gallagher – Patricia McGuire
Gerard Cuddy – Jim & Carmel Harrington


Saturday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 5:15 p.m.

For the Sick – Fr. Jim

Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney

Pope Francis has approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. The pope’s action means that Father McGivney can be declared “Blessed,” the step just prior to sainthood. Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, for the purpose of uniting Catholic families in fraternal charity and ensuring their financial protection through the Order’s insurance program. Today, the Knights of Columbus is a worldwide charitable organization and one of the strongest and most ethical insurers in North America, playing a pivotal role in the Catholic Church by means of its pro-life and evangelization efforts, and has benefited the lives of many throughout the Diocese of Pembroke.

My prayerful thoughts to our young people graduating and moving on from Cathedral School or from Bishop Smith Catholic High School to further their education.  I congratulate you and wish you continued success in your academic pursuits.  Also, your parents and teachers and those involved with your educational journey, I extend my gratitude to you as well.

Happy Anniversary

We extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to all couples who celebrated their Marriage Anniversary during the March, April, May and June 2020. The 10:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday is offered for their intentions.

Prayer for Wedding Anniversary: O God, we thank you that you have given us another year of life together. We thank you for the love which grows more precious and for the bonds which grow more closely each day. We thank you for the happiness we have known together; for the sorrows we have faced together; for all the experiences of sunshine and of shadow through which we have come, up to today.

All Couples, whether newly married or many years married, are welcome to have their wedding anniversaries announced in our parish bulletin. Call the Parish Office at 613-732-8513 with your date, or email stcolumbkille@nrtco.net


Due to the issues surrounding COVID 19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for all Catholics in this diocese.

Reminder to Parishioners: Methods of Prevention against the Coronavirus

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  3. Disinfect your phone once in a while
  4. Avoid sick people
  5. Stay home if you’re sick. Tell sick colleagues to stay home
  6. Keep your surroundings clean, and practice good hygiene

Pray Daily and seek God’s protection for yourselves and others.