22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, August 30th, 2020

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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.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK – Adherence to the Will of God – There is a deep spirituality in the simple prayer of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold: “For all that has been, ‘thanks’; to all what will be ‘yes’.” The message of today’s scriptures centers around that unqualified “yes.” Jeremiah accepted his God-given mission even though it was tortuous and he was strongly compelled to turn away. Jesus does not allow voices from any quarter to draw him from his appointed destiny. Even though it was to lead him through the valley of death, he was irrevocably set upon the path that his Father has determined. It is this type of “living sacrifice” that. Paul tell us, we should offer to God.


Your offering for Sunday, August 16th was $3,682.10
A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic. Your generosity is gratefully appreciated.


Congratulations to Bennett Kenneth Pickering on his baptism this weekend.
We welcome Bennett and his loving parents Daniel & Kassandra to our Cathedral Parish Family.

Donations for Lebanon, Beirut

Donations can be made online at cnewa.org/ca/campaigns/lebanoncrisis or by phone at 1-866-322-4441. Cheques can be made to “CNEWA Canada” and mailed to CNEWA Canada at 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9, marked “Lebanon”. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more by CNEWA Canada.

11th Annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat

Women of any age are invited to join us for our 11th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat! Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are offering a more condensed and virtual version of our retreat this year, via Zoom. This one-day event on September 19th will be sure to speak to your soul, as you reflect on our theme “Come, and rest a while.” There will be 3 short talks, singing and prayer throughout the day. For more information, and to sign up go to https://womensfallretreatvirtualedition.eventbrite.ca

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.

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.

Notice: Masks Mandatory in Renfrew County / Obligation to Attend Mass Remains Suspended

Non-surgical masks are now mandatory in certain enclosed spaces (including churches) in Renfrew County. Due to the issues surrounding COVID 19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for all Catholics in this diocese.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Connie Cowan – St. Vincent de Paul
Larry Mungham – Mark & Carol Reilander


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Jim Gallagher – Brian & Fern McQuade
Dec. Parents, Sisters & Brother – Albert Kruschenske


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

John Stunt – Betty Hughes
Lloyd Stencell – wife Christine


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Mary & Rudy Zarmaski – Estate
Rita Hemmings – Family


Friday 7:45 a.m.

Thanksgiving – A parishioner
Souls in Purgatory – Rose Marie Docherty


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.


Psalm  56:3 (NLT)

But when I am afraid,

I will put my trust in you, Lord.