21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

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In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died.

IN MEMORIAM – Alton McKibbon

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – Theme: The Right to Stay or to Leave – Forced love is no love at all. Since God wants a free response from us, our liberty is never violated. Once settled in the land of promise. Joshua gathers the Israelites at Shechem to renew the covenant and express their intention of remaining with Yahweh or not. At the conclusion of his bread of life discourse, Jesus in John’s gospel ask his disciples a similar question: Do they wish to stay with him or to leave? In our reading from Ephesians today, husbands and wives are a living reflection of the love between Christ and the Church.

From the Rector’s Desk A Prayer for Strength in this challenging time

We pray for your love and compassion to abound
as we walk through this challenging season.

We ask for wisdom for those who bear the load
of making decisions with widespread consequences.

We pray for those who are suffering with sickness
and all who are caring for them.

We ask for protection for the elderly and vulnerable
to not succumb to the risks of the virus.

We pray for misinformation to be curbed
that fear may take no hold in hearts and minds.

As we exercise the good sense that you in your mercy provide,
may we also approach each day in faith and peace,
trusting in the truth of your goodness towards us.


You’re offering for Sunday, August 15th was $3,435.00

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

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Will be available by appointment only due to COVID restrictions. Please call 613-732-8513 during office hours.

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer Office Hours

The Parish Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and will close at noon every Friday from July 5th to September 3rd inclusively.

Message from Deacon Adrien

I know this has been a difficult year with the COVID-19 Pandemic and with the lockdown restrictions. I know it made it difficult for Sacramental Preparation. I know I helped some of you get connected with on line Sacramental Preparation and at home preparation with parents. As we look ahead I want you to know that I am here to assist you with Sacramental Preparations. Please contact me at 613 732-7933 ext. 206, or at dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

Campaign Life Coalition Presents – “Life Chain”

Life Chain is a peaceful pro-life witness that takes place annually across North America. This year’s local Life Chain will be held in Pembroke at the corner of Christie Street and Pembroke St. West on Sunday, October 3rd from 2-3 p.m. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. For a complete list of Life Chains across Canada, please visit the Campaign Life Coalition website at https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain.

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

Summer activities this year will include outdoor adventures to Oiseaux Rock on the Ottawa River and High Falls in Algonquin Park. For dates and details contact Yvette Bourque at yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com or 613 585-6301.


Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program

ALL PRGRAMS WILL BE INLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. To accommodate your life schedule, various Saturdays can be selected, however, they need to be followed in order (ie. First Sat. then second Sat.).   Please make your selection and use the deadline date of your first Saturday selection. (Please note: Following the Program is not a guarantee of being accepted for marriage in the Church, nor does it guarantee any parish bookings. Please verify all requirements with your Priest.)

ONLINE ONLY 1st Saturday 2nd Saturday
FALL : (Deadline: Sept. 17) Saturday, October 2 – 2021  9- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17 – 2021  9- 4:00 p.m.
WINTER: (Deadline: Jan. 21) Saturday, Feb. 05 – 2022  9- 4:30 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 19 – 2022  9- 4:00 p.m.
SPRING:  (Deadline: Mar. 11) Saturday, March 26 – 2022  9- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 – 2022  9-4:30 p.m.