30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, October 25th, 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 Fr. Robert D. Pelton, Margaret Leeck, Sheila Shultz, Donald Pagnutti, Jacqueline Glysinskie and Laura Tomasini.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK – Love: Summary of the Christian Life: The law of the covenant (Ex 19 – 24), Israel’s oldest law code, shows a marked respect for disadvantaged Israelites and resident non-Israelites. It calls for equity in personal dealings. This is reflected in today’s reading. Jesus, who came to bring the covenant law to perfection, goes beyond fair treatment in joining two passages from Hebrew scriptures and placing love at the summit of religious belief. In a move that will forever characterize Christianity, he links indissolubly love of God and love of neighbor. In the reading from 1 Thessalonians, Paul speaks of modeling the faith. He was a model to the Thessalonians community and they, in turn, to other believers.


Your offering for Sunday, October 18th was $4,100.00. Evangelization collection $490.25.

A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic. Your generosity is gratefully appreciated.


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.

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.

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.

Marriage Preparation Program

Renfrew: St. Francis Xavier Parish (331 Plaunt St.)

  • Saturday, February  27 9-4:30 p.m. (Deadline: Feb. 22)
  • Saturday, March 6 9-4:30 p.m.

Pembroke: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (280 Lourdesview Drive)

  • Saturday, April 17 9-4:30 p.m. (Deadline: April 12)
  • Saturday, May 1 9-4:30 p.m.

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.

Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation – Leadership Program

Are you called to join other Canadian women learning how your leadership has the power to transform where you work, volunteer, and live? Application are now available for the 2021-2022 Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation Program. The in-person and online program, facilitated by the Providence School of Transformational Leadership and Spiritually at Saint Paul University (Ottawa) runs from April/21 to May/22. Visit www.cwflcanada.ca Application deadline November 20, 2020

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 Mabini Arafiles – Hanah Arafiles
In Thanksgiving – Wendy Wong


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Elizabeth White – Bill & Ann- Marie Fillmore
Dan Clas – Ann Heney


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Dec. Family members – Lois Laidlaw
Gail Lavallie – John & Clint


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
Special Intention for Miranda – Marilyn Peoples


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

Oh Lord teach me to love Thee as Thou hast loved me.

Teach me O God to know and understand that all that I have comes from Thee.

My God teach me to show my gratitude to Thee for Thy precious gifts.

My father in Heaven as Thou has sent Thy Son to me, send also Thy holy spirit to enkindle the fire of Thy love in my heart;

So that, I, too, will give to others as Thou hast given to me.