28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, October 11th, 2020

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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, especially Sheila Schultz, Sister Constance Lacroix.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK – Banquet Guest: In today’s liturgy food plays a part in all three readings. The salvation of the elect in Isiah is depicted in terms of a mountaintop banquet celebrating Yahweh’s victory over death, replete with the choice meats and “vintage” wines. From prison, Paul speaks to the Philippians of good and bad times, times when food is plentiful and when it was scarce. It all mattered little since Christ was his sustenance. In the gospel Jesus describes the final era which he inaugurates as an elaborate dinner with many participants but also unfortunately many “regrets.”

Happy Thanksgiving

We pause on this Thanksgiving weekend to join with all Canadians in giving thanks to God for all that we are, for all that we have and for all that we hope because, for the most part, we live in a country the acknowledgment of the material blessings that we enjoy and calls us to gratefully rejoice in the gift of faith and all that we have and hope for because we are a part of the Kingdom of God, that kingdom so vividly portrayed in the scripture readings for this Sunday.


Your offering for Sunday, September 13th was $2,660.00
A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic. Your generosity is gratefully appreciated.

Starting a new journey with R.C.I.A.

Starting a new journey with R.C.I.A. begins Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, anyone wanting to grow in their Catholic faith, and also journey with others sharing the Catholic faith and growing in the life as a Christian. It is also for someone who has never been baptized, or maybe has been baptized in another Christian faith, and wishes 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 these scenarios apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey. Please join us in exploring this new quest. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206.

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

Join us on Wednesday, October 14th for our monthly ministry gathering in St. Columbkille Cathedral parish hall, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, from 7-8:30 p.m. Please also join us for Holy Hour from 6-7 p.m. (optional) upstairs in the Church. We will be covering the first session of the video series “No Greater Love” – a biblical walk through Christ’s Passion. COVID regulations apply. For more information contact Yvette Bourque at 613 732-7933 ext. 208.


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.

Holy Mass – Extraordinary Form

Holy Mass in the extraordinary form is offered at St Columbkille Cathedral on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. These Latin Masses are in the form of the Liturgy as it was celebrated at the time of the Second Vatican Council—the same form which nourished the faith of many of our ancestors. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Mass – November 7th.


National Evangelization Team (NET) Canada

Due to the government regulations and restrictions, NET will not be in the Diocese this fall to do school or parish retreats. This will be reevaluated in the new year.

Obligation to Attend Mass Remains Suspended

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.

Special Intention for Becky Chaput – Charlie & Sharon McNaugthon
Tyler Dorzyk – Theresa, Gerry & Rick Malone


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann.) Terry Bissonnette – Family
Mona White – her sister Billie


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Rita Gaffney – husband Cy
Sandra Turcotte – Allan & Janice O’Dacre


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Jerry Harrington – parents Jim & Carmel Harrington
August & Annie Pick – Dolly Pick


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

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You’ve done
Especially for the gift of Jesus Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.