18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, August 2nd, 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 Christine Graham, John Stunt and Molly Van Bavel.

Theme for August 2nd – Theme: Today, Second Isaiah tells the returning exiles that if Yahweh is truly the center of their lives, their aspirations will be fulfilled and their needs met.  That Matthean account of the loaves finds Jesus in a desert place with a hungry crowd.  His response to the physical hunger of the crowd in a more than ample fashion suggests the eucharist where the Lord continues to feed his people.  Paul finishes the eighth chapter of Romans with a burst of song in praise of Christ who has loved us with such force that it eliminates any obstacle.

First Friday Adoration – we will have a mass only for the First Friday on August 7th.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions and the safety of all, there cannot be adoration.

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.

Jim Gallagher – Patricia McGuire
Carmel Lillian Chaput – St. Vincent de Paul


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Souls in Purgatory – Rose Docherty
Deceased Parents, Sisters and Brother – Albert Kruschenske


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Sandra Turcotte – Cy Gaffney
Margaret Simpson – Cathedral Catholic Women’s League


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Wayne Power – his father, Jim
(Ann) Marion Turner – Family


Friday 7:45 a.m.

Larry Mungham – Doris Goring & Family
Intentions of Larry & Ruth Davidson – Karen McKibbon


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

Ordination of Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne

With joy, the Diocese of Pembroke announces that Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., will ordain Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne to the priesthood at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Tuesday, September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 2:00 p.m. The First Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:00 a.m. Let us keep Michael Coyne in prayer as he prepares for ordination.

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 me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle. Amen.