20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, August 16th, 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 Gladys Boczar.

Theme for August 20th – An Open House.  All Three Readings this Sunday, revolve around the theme of universalism.  Third Isiah in a remarkable oracle, sees people of all backgrounds making their way to the temple for sacrificial worship.  Paul reminds the Gentile Christians that the Jews’ rejection of Jesus, which is only temporary, has worked in their favor in producing a church that is open to all.  The Mathean Jesus stands on the borders of Gentile territory as he commends a Canaanite woman’s faith.

Virtual Teen Program

Catholic publisher Pauline Books and Media (PBM) is looking for avid teen readers interested in participating in a pilot run of their new “Pauline Reviewers Program.” Participating teen volunteers have the opportunity to learn to craft a book review for a publisher as they create an official review of a teen title by PBM. Through their review, teens can lend their voice to the world of Catholic publishing, and will earn a certificate that can be used towards high school volunteer hours, resumes, etc. If you have a teen who loves reading or wants to engage in the world of writing and publishing, contact Sister Orianne Dyck (odyck@paulinemedia.com) for more information for further details regarding the program and registration.

“Fatima” Movie Release

A new Catholic movie, “Fatima,” will be released in theaters throughout Canada on Friday, August 14. “Fatima” tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fatima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary. Info: www.fatimathemovie.com.

Upcoming Pilgrimages CANCELLED

The Upcoming Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of Saint Anne is cancelled this year, due to the pandemic. Any 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.

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. Please note that, on account of COVID-19, the ordination is by invitation only.

Masks mandatory in Renfrew County

Non-surgical masks are now mandatory in certain enclosed spaces (including churches) in Renfrew County.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Tony terHuurne – St. Vincent de Paul
Larry Mungham – Maxie Mintha & Family


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Marie Halliday – her sons
John Stunt – Mark & Carol Reilander


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Jay & Kerry Riopelle – Richard & Suzanne Fleury
Deceased Family Members – Lois Laidlaw


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Michael Corrigan – Robert & Anna Mary Folz
Teresa Wren – Harry & Catherine Enright


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


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.