32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, November 8th, 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 Faye Neville, Gwendolyn Dumouchel, Pamela Brumsey, Dwade Lavallie, Susan Halley and Julie Hiltz.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK – Theme: Wise and Vigilant – Wisdom is different than knowledge. Wisdom orders what is known toward determined end. In the bible, that end is God alone. In today’s first reading, personified wisdom comes to those who are morally attuned and prepared to receive her. Matthews’s parable of expectant virgins points to wisdom’s lying in preparedness. On another issue, Paul today considers the fate of those who die before the Lord’s return.

This Wednesday November 11th, we observe Remembrance Day. We gather in silent prayer to remember those who died in war and to pray for the many victims of aggression and inhumanity throughout the world. It is a day to pray for peace and to consider what we are doing as individuals, as a community and as a nation, to bring God’s peace into the world. It is time for us to offer prayful support for our soldiers, serving the cause of peace throughout the world, and for their families anxiously awaiting for their return. It is also a day for us as a believing community, to rededicate ourselves by prayer and action to the ideals Jesus gives us in the beatitudes. 


Your offering for Sunday, November 1st was $3,652.

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

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.


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.

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.

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

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

Next gathering is Thursday, November 19th at St. Columbkille Cathedral for session #2 of NO GREATER LOVE – A biblical walk through Christ’s Passion. Holy Hour from 6-7 p.m. (optional). Session from 7-8:30 p.m.in the parish hall.  Come join us and bring a friend.

Sunday Missals 2020-2021

Are now available at Mary’s Altar on left side of the church, cost is $3.00 each please place monies in the wooden box provided. Thank you

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.

For our Parents – Wendy Wong
Special Intention of Margaret Beanish – Doris Goring & Family


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Margaret McFarlane – CWL
Special Intention of Becky Chaput – Marie Perron


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intention of Al & Carmel Donohue – Barbara Clouthier
Remembrance Day


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Marilyn Power – husband Jim
John Luhowy – Chris Montreuil


Friday 7:45 a.m.

Evan Benedict Gahan – Estate
Frank Blaskie – Annie Cybulski


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

Proverbs 16:9

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determined our steps.”