16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, July 19th, 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 especially Marena Laverdure and Paul Vaillancourt.

Theme for July 16th  – The Patient Judge.  Wisdom today speaks of a God who judges justly, and, if the scales are tipped in any direction, it is on the side of leniency.  In a series of parables, the Matthean Jesus draws again on the world of nature in pointing up the quite imperfect state of God’s reign in its present existence.  With considerable patience, God offers more than ample opportunity for conversion. In the reading from Romans, we are told not to worry about the perfect prayer.  The Spirit, praying with us, compensates for our deficiencies.

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:

Chronicles from Bishop Guy Desrochers C.Ss.R. Bishop of Pembroke: Google: Bishop Guy Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance.

Catholic Women’s League

Should anyone wish to visit the CWL Religious Articles Shop, please contact

Becky Chaput at 613-732-8711.  Kindly wear a mask when visiting the shop.

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.

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.

Terry Bissonnette – Family
Nelida Leslie – St. Vincent de Paul


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Jerry Harrington – Parents, Jim & Carmel
Margaret Simpson – John & Sandra Huff


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Sandra Turcotte – Allan & Janice O’Dacre
Souls in Purgatory – Rose Docherty


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

In Thanksgiving – A Parishioner
Rudi Goring – Wife Doris & 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


We extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to all couples who are celebrating their Marriage Anniversary during July, 2020. The 10:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday is offered for their intentions.

Among those celebrating in July are:

  • Robert & Pierette Troutman – 61 years
  • Gregory & Cindy Wetterer – 28 years

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

First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre Exciting News!

We opened up again at the Centre on Monday, July 6th. We will be seeing clients or visitors to the Centre by appointment only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic protocols.  Our hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information please call (613) 635-7440, or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FirstStepOptions/videos/888434585010134/.


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.

Lord, help us put our trust in You. You Lord are the greatest physician. You heal, You protect, You care, You love, You are kind, You are patient, You are thoughtful, You are strength. You Lord are our Creator. You know our thoughts, our sighings and our cryings. You are Wonderful and make all good things for us. Heal us Lord. Amen.