15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Bulletin Announcements are due to the Parish office before 11:00 a.m. on the Monday before publication. Please call the parish office to submit an announcement.


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 12th – Preparing for the Harvest:
Using agricultural language, today’s scriptures speak of the effectiveness of God’s word.  Isaiah tells us that just as the rain brings about desired results in fertile soil, so too God’s word moves inexorably toward its fixed finality.  However, in Jesus’ parable of the sower, we are also reminded that not even God can effect in the human heart more than good will permits.  The letter to the Romans teaches that not only are we destined for glory, but all creation is joined with us in that hope.   

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


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

Read Bishop Guy Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance. July 1st Chronicle: Your Sins are Forgiven.

Masks mandatory in Renfrew County beginning the week of July 13

Non-surgical masks become mandatory in certain enclosed spaces (including churches) in Renfrew County the week of June 13th. Exceptions include very young children and people with respiratory problems. Medical authorities are asking everyone to be kind to people who are not wearing a mask. They may have a valid reason for not wearing one. For more details and updates, please consult the website of the Pembroke Observer and News: https://www.pembrokeobserver.com/category/news/local-news.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Debbie Davidson – Family
Margaret Simpson – Cathedral Catholic Women’s League


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Eugene Allard – Family
Rita Hemmings – Estate


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

(Ann) Frank Blaskie – Blaskie Family
Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Deceased Parents, Sisters & Brother – Albert Kruschenske
Reg McEachen – Dolores Ryan & Family


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

Catholic Women’s League

Welcome back everyone!  During this pandemic, the grey box which holds your CWL Receipts in it, will not be in the church as usual.  If you are concerned as to whether you paid your 2020 fees, please give me a call. I will be glad to help. Keep well, Barbara Clouthier, 613-732-9873

National Catholic Women’s League President Anne-Marie Gorman has arranged an on-line Summer Speakers Series, from August 10th to August 14th,  a focus on Care for Our Common Home, Women in the Church, and League of the Future.  To participate, CWL Members can register online, by going to the National Website: CWL.ca and click on “Summer Speaker Series Registration,” found under “Quick Links”.  Each speaker is listed by date and time.  Once completed and submitted, the member will receive a confirmation of their registration via email.  Those wishing to join, must register for each speaker separately.  We hope all CWL Members are healthy safe.

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.