Introduction to the LiturgyCross-Bearing In the Zechariah text, as difficult to translate as it is the interpret, the Davidic house and Jerusalem look upon an unknown sufferer as they grieve over the one they have pierced.  Suffering is a central motif of the gospel as well, as Jesus turns his disciples away from an exalted notion of Messiah to one of suffering.  Moreover, it is a pain which they themselves will one day endure as well.  Paul tells the Galatians that life in Christ breaks down all barriers that stand between people.  As all Christians are equal.


From the Saints Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest – Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our flesh, he dedicated the whole of its substance to our salvation. He offered his body to God the Father on the altar of the cross as a sacrifice for our reconciliation. He shed his blood for our ransom and purification, so that we might be redeemed from our wretched state of bondage and cleansed from all sin. But to ensure that the memory of so great a gift would abide with us for ever, he left his body as food and his blood as drink for the faithful to consume in the form of bread and wine.

(From a Work– Matins, Corpus Christi)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, June 20th to Sunday, June 26th  
    Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Arlene Knuth – Paula & Bob Hughes & Family
June 20   Special Intentions of a Parishioner
    St. Aloysius Gonzaga – (Religious. Mem.)
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Deceased members of the Cuomo family – Jim Cuomo
June 21    
    Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
June 22 7-7:15 pm Devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Anita Lance – Mrs. Josephine McDougall & Family
    Souls of Purgatory – The Deschamps Family
    The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Solemnity)
Thursday 7:45 a.m.  Special Intentions of Ruth and Larry Davidson
June 23    
    The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity)
Friday No Mass ————————————————————–
June 24    
    The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
June 25    
    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
JUNE 26 5:15 p.m. For the Sick – Fr. Jim


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 Denise Sheridan and Randy Chester



Your total offering for last Sunday was $2873.00

Seminary Education offering was $600.25

Thank you for your generosity and support

In your kindness, please remember St. Columbkille’s Cathedral Parish in your bequests and wills

All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy. Alleluia.

(Entrance Antiphon –Corpus Christi)


Corpus Christi
Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, June 18th 7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Timothy Girard
Sunday, June 19th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, June 19th 5:15 pm John Leyden Suzanne or Richard Fleury
Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, June 25th 7:15 pm Timothy Girard Paola Bertoia
Sunday, June 26th 10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, June 26th 5:15 pm Suzanne or Richard Fleury Maria C. Doherty



St. Michael Prayer – Please join us as we begin to recite the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of each Mass. You can find the prayer cards in the entrance of the church. This prayer is attributed to Pope Leo XIII, who in the late 19th century mandated that it be said with other prayers at the end of every Low Mass. Although no longer required, the practice of reciting this prayer at the end of Mass is still encouraged by the Church, as St. John Paul II said: “I invite everyone not to forget it, but to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.” (Regina Caeli, April 24, 1994)

CEMETERY ST. COLUMBA’S – To save time and labour in keeping the Cemetery presentable, you are not permitted to place cut flowers on plots, or to plant flowers or shrubs.  Artificial flowers or plants placed in racks, off the ground, which do not interfere with cutting the grass are allowed.  Inquiries regarding the Cemetery should be directed to the Cathedral Parish Office.  613-732-8513.  Note – Flower’s are permitted on plots for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Sunday 

2022 ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN – The 2022 annual Cormac Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann will take place in Cormac, Ontario from Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st. This year’s theme: “History of the Devotion to St. Ann”, with Bishop Guy Desrochers as presider. For more information, please call 613-628-2020 or email All are welcome!


CATHOLIC BISHOP’S WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENT OF DATES AND HUB CITIES FOR PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA   The Vatican formally announced that Pope Francis will travel to Canada from July 24-29, 2022. The historic visit, focused on Indigenous healing and reconciliation, will be the fourth papal journey to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s visit in 2002.  The cities our Holy Father will be visiting are Edmonton, Iqaluit and Quebec City.


2022 CATHOLIC FAMILY RETREAT – July 30-August 1: Calling all Catholic Families! The 2022 Catholic Family Retreat will be hosted on Saturday, July 30, Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1 at Sacred Way Farm (745 Kells Road, Powassan, Ontario). Join us for prayer, worship, Adoration, family games, activities and inspiring talks. Optional camping on site is available too. For more information, a complete itinerary of the weekend events, to see our guest speakers and to register your family, please visit: The 2022 Catholic Family Retreat is proudly presented by Sacred Way Ministries, Holy Name of Jesus Church, North Bay; St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, Callander; and St. Joseph Church, Powassan.