29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, October 18th, 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.


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 Veronica Lyons.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK –God and Caesar: The history of salvation, while divine in its origin, is played out on the stage of human history. The scriptures illustrates the relationship of both Israel and the early church to civil governments. Those relations were sometimes positive, sometimes negative. At the end of exile in Babylon, the Persian king Cyrus ordered the return of the Jews to their homeland and rebuilding of Jerusalem. In today’s reading from Isaiah, Cyrus is held aloft as an agent of Yahweh’s will. In today’s gospel, Jesus is questioned about his attitude toward Roman authorities. His answer is balanced and does not “tip the scale” in either direction. In the reading from 1 Thessalonians, Paul sees the Spirit’s active presence within the community as a result of apostolic preaching.


Your offering for Sunday, September 13th was $4,495.00
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 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

Catechists Formation Day

Important Gathering Call to Register. A Catechists formation day open to all will be held on Saturday, November 7th at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 284 Trafalgar Road, Pembroke. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Formation will continue from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This will be a great day with a visit from Bishop Guy Desrochers. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please inform us you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee, but registration is necessary. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or by email at dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by Thursday, November 5th.

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.

CWL Parish Supper

Annually, the Catholic Women’s League of Our Lady of Fatima Parish host a Spaghetti Supper on the first Sunday of November. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, in lieu of our usual sit down dinner, we will host a pick up event. All sales will be pre-ordered meals. Date: Sunday, November 1st – Pick-up times: Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Place: Our Lady of Fatima Church Parking Lot, Renfrew. Menu: Spaghetti with meat sauce, toss salad, bread and dessert. Cost: $12 for Adults, $8 for children. To order and arrange a pick up time, please call Maureen at 613 432-7388, Nancy at 613 432-5125, or Pauline at 613 432-8313 no later than Thursday, October 29th.

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.

Larry Mungham – Doreen Novack
John Stunt – St. Francis of Assisi School Petawawa


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Deceased Parents Sisters& Brother – Al Kruschenske
Rudi Goring – wife Doris & Family


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

(Ann.) Jim Sheridan – Sheridan Family
John Luhowy – wife Billie


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Frank, Lucy & Laurence Blaskie – Weldon & Leona Robinson
Rudy & Mary Zarmarski – Estate


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.