23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, September 6th, 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.

THEME FOR September 6th – Admonition.  God’s word this week speaks of our Christian responsibility to be willing to correct our brothers and sisters when the need arises.  Ezekiel speaks of admonition in terms of the prophetic ministry wherein it was not infrequently demanded.  The gospel today speaks of the procedure to be followed in the Christian community in dealing with the unrepentant offender. The gospel also speaks of community prayer.  The second reading from Romans, highlights love as the summary and epitome of all the commandments.  While not directly related to the other readings, it nonetheless offers the basis for understanding the why of Christian admonition.


Your offering for Sunday, August 16th was $4,650.00
A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic. Your generosity is gratefully appreciated.

Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. Installation Video

Bishop Guy Desrochers’ installation video from July 3rd 2020 can now be found on the diocesan website.

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.

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.

First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre 2020 Baby Bottle Fundraising Campaign

Begins Sunday, September 13th to Sunday, October 4th.  The 2020 Fundraising Goal is $20,000.00.  Prayerfully consider supporting the work of the Centre through: E-transfers at firststepoptions@ gmail.com; donate by envelope by mail, monthly pledge by preauthorized debit.  Kindly contract the Centre for further details at 613-635-7440.

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.


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.

Victor Balkam – John & Inie Slievert
Heidi Recoski – Ken & Theresa Golka


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Rudi Goring – Mark & Carol Reilander
Lawrence Mungham – Tom & Evelyn Lawn


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Christine Graham – Gene, Lorraine & Christine Murphy
John Luhowy – Cathedral CWL


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

In Thanksgiving – Jim & Carmel Harrington
In Thanksgiving – Terry (Chuck) Halliday


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