24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, September 12th, 2021

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.


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 Sister Margaret Foran, Sister Marjorie Veronica Casey, Murial McGuinty, Simone Handspiker, James McLellan.

IN MEMORIAM – Suzanne St. Jean & Lawrence Soucy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – Theme: Jesus, the Suffering Messiah – The third song of the servant of the Lord serves as our opening reading today. It is taken from the second part of the book of Isiah (cc. 40 – 55), called Deutero- or second Isiah, and dates from the end of Babylonian exile. It describes the suffering which the servant is called to endure. The Gospel reading is a turning point in Mark, with Peter’s profession of faith and Jesus’ speaking of his impending passion and death. The letter of James sheds light on one of Christianity’s major questions: the relationship between faith and good works.

From the Rector’s Desk – Count on Jesus

If wind or wave should sweep away

Those things I now hold dear;

If health should flee and sickness come,

Or loved ones leave me here.

Should fortunes change and hardship come,

If dreams should fade away;

If test and trials should plague me sore,

And troubles haunt my day.

When all I gone, this still I know,

Christ’s love will never leave us,

For when all things have passed away,

We still can count on Jesus

Parish Supper – St. Patrick Parish Take Out Supper and Bazaar: will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  Holy Mass will be offered at the parish church at noon.  There will be a bake tent and yard sale held in the church yard and in the school hall, located beside the church, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The take-out meal – Shepherd’s Pie with a great selection of desserts, salads and rolls for only $15.00 (children under 12 only $10.00) – will be held at the DACA Center and will run from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For further information or to reserve a meal (strongly advised prior to September 19th) kindly contact Betty at 613-649-2668 or Gail at 613-649-2236.  All the regular COVID 19 precautions will be observed.  All are welcome and we hope to see you at “The Mountain”!


You’re offering for Sunday, September 5th was $2,180.00

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.

Congratulations to the Newly Baptized – for the month of August

Lena Jade Mielke

Jakob Matthew Kutschke

Sophie Gaete Teixeira

Leah Marie Fraser

Pembroke Diocesan Catholic Women’s League

Pembroke Diocesan Catholic Women’s League hosts a Day of Reflection and Service for Deceased Members at St. James the Less Parish on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Kindly bring your own bag lunch.  The day includes Reflection, a presentation by Carol Sulpher and Joan Lemay, Examination of Conscience, followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation, concluding with a Service for Deceased Members.

To all C.W.L. Members and those considering becoming a Member

On Sunday, September 19, 2021 Cathedral CWL will have a 2021 membership drive.  President Karen McKibbon and Membership Chair Barbara Clouthier will meet new and present members in the Cathedral Parish Hall after 10:30 a.m. mass to process membership details.  We extend an invitation to all the Ladies of the Cathedral and Holy Name Parishes to join us. This is an opportunity to use your many talents and to volunteer with us to help our parish, our community, our country and those less fortunate. Our membership fee is $20.

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 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.)

The Fall Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is coming up on Saturday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 23rd via Zoom. Deadline to register is September 17th. Registration is available online at www.pembrokediocese.com, or a form can be obtained from any parish and mailed in. Inquiries can be directed to Ellen Hrkach at 613 297-1496 or ellengablehrkach.com.

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.

Got Life Questions? R.C.I.A. might just be for you!:

R.C.I.A stands for the Rite of Christian initiation of Adults. It is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic and growing in the life as a Christian. It is for someone who has never been baptized, or maybe you have been baptized in another Christian faith and wish to know more about the Catholic faith. Maybe you have been baptized and have not received the other Sacraments for your life’s mission. If any of the above apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey. Want to know more about your Catholic faith? All are welcome to join us in exploring this new quest starting October 2021. Please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

Thursday, September 16th, from 6-8 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke (parish hall). Guest speaker, Michael Do, will be speaking on “Reigniting Our Spiritual Lives as Catholics with Evangelical Apologetics.” Please join us for this amazing topic that will help you understand evangelization, its joys and challenges, best practices and how to prepare yourself to evangelize. Michael is someone who has been involved in the trenches of evangelization and is a young adult himself. Bring a friend! All are welcome, no matter the age, for this event. For more information contact Yvette Bourque at yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com or call 613 585-6301.


Monday, September 13th, 2021 to Saturday September 18th, 2021

MONDAY 7:45 A.M.

Renice, Ray & Phil Smith – Dawn Wyver
Jean McCurdy – SSVP


Dec. Brothers & Sisters – Dolly Pick
Greg Kennedy – Brenda McFarlane & Family


Special Intentions of June Godin – CWL
Jean McCurdy – Doreen Novac


Special Intentions of Sebastian Coulas – Terry & Janet Coulas
Dorice Chaput – Leon Landry


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