14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, July 5th, 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 July 5th – A Gentle and Humble Spirit
Zechariah paints a picture of the messianic king in very peaceful hues.  A king of a different cut, he is neither militant nor political but rather lowly and humble.  The Jesus of Matthew’s gospel reinforces that image of lowliness.  He invites his followers to see in him an example of humility and points out that it is the little ones of this world who receive God’s message.  In encouraging Christians to live the Christ-life, Paul points to the resurrection to glory as the certain outcome for those who do.

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 was installed as Bishop of Pembroke, last Friday, July 3rd, 2020.  On account of the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, this was a small, private ceremony.  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 24th Chronicle: Baptism by Immersion or by Sprinkling

Announced Parish Masses

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Heidi Recoski – Dolly Pick
Annette Belair – St. Vincent de Paul


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Annie Lafrance – Estate
Margaret Foohey – Estate


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

(Ann) Steven Charles – Mother, Suzanne & Richard Fleury
Sandra Turcotte – James Power


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Tommy & Patrick Yaskolski – Patricia McLaughlin
David Foohey Sr., Agnes Foohey & Ann Foohey – Estate


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.

Upcoming Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of Saint Anne

The 146th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré will not happen on August 8-9, 2020.  The pilgrimage has now been rescheduled for September 12-13 or October 17-18, 2020.  Pilgrims who have already prepaid for their pilgrimage will be refunded if they cannot be present to either one of these projected dates. The projected dates will depend on the federal, provincial, territorial and public Health governments’ decisions.  Our Lady of the Cape, pray for us. Good Saint Anne, pray for us.


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.