3rd Sunday of Easter –Sunday, April 18th, 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.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY Resurrection and Repentance: The resurrection has much more than apologetic value. In as much as it effects the forgiveness of sins, it is redemptive. Today all three readings emphasize repentance. At the conclusion of his strongly worded address to the Jews, Peter of Acts urges them to repent of their sins. The letter of John views Christ as a sin offering for the world and reminds us that if we sin, we have in him our personal intercessor before the Father. In his summary of the Risen Christ’s first appearance to his disciples, Luke concludes with the apostles’ post Easter mandate. They are to preach repentance, for now access to God has been definitively achieved.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESKRevered Anthony Burchat’s assignment as parochial vicar at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke has ceased. He will remain in residence at the Cathedral Rectory. We thank Fr. Burchat for the generous service he provided to the Cathedral since his appointment.


You’re offering for Sunday, April 11th was $4,260.00

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

2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes

Your 2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes are available at the main entrance of the Cathedral. If you want envelopes and cannot find a box with your name on it, please contact the parish secretary at 732-8513 and one will be prepared for you.

If you wish an Income Tax Receipt please place a self-addressed in the collection basket (stamped or not). Your receipt will be mailed out the following week.

Stay at Home Order

Premier Doug Ford announced that, starting Thursday, April 8th the entire province of Ontario is in the Stay at home order.  For places of worship, this signifies that we can fill each room in the church building to 15% of its capacity. For more details, please consult Google and type “Doug Ford news conference”.

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.

Bible Reading

In these trying times, it is more imperative than ever that we Christians encourage one another by proclaiming God’s word. As it says in Isiah 55:11. “So shall my word that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty but shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

We are planning to meet at the Pembroke waterfront Amphitheatre on June 6, 2021 at 1 pm for the readings. We are allowed 100 people at an outdoor public venue. To register please call the office at (613) 732 – 8513 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Closed between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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, April 19th, 2021 to Saturday, April 24th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Souls in Purgatory – Rose Docherty
Mary Teresa Laronde – Roger & Marlyn St. Goddard & Family


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
Richard Beanish   – Anna & Albert Vandreumel

Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intentions of Ruby Rondeau – CWL
Doug Bradley – John & Anna Moreau


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Zoltan Demeter – Donna & Mark Biggs
Dorice Chaput – Mark Reilander


Friday 7:45 a.m.

Rick Moore – Monique Perry
Irene Coulas – Theresa Howe

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

NET Canada

NET Canada is searching for the next generation of Catholic missionaries. Do you have what it takes to join them? Request an application, fill it out, and send it in to register for the next virtual come and see retreat (May 1st) to learn more about NET and how you can grow in your faith and change the lives of youth in Canada. Go to netcanada.ca/apply to start your journey!

Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph

Resources to commemorate the year of St. Joseph can be found on the Diocese of Pembroke website at https://pembrokediocese.com/year-of-st-joseph/.

Bootcamp for the Laity – ” The Role of Laity in the Church”

“The Role of Laity in the Church” virtual conference presented by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario (C.C.R.S.O.) with Bishop Scott McCaig and Fr. Ben St. Croix on Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd. To register or for more information go to https://www.ccrso.net/copy-of-conference-rsvp.

Psalm 113:3

“From the rising of the sun,

To the place where it sets,

The name of the Lord is to be praised”.