From the Rector’s Desk On behalf of the Most Reverend Bishop Guy Desrochers, the Reverend Deacon Adrien Chaput, the Reverend Seminarian Lukas Časta and myself, I wish all of an abundance of the joys and grace of the Resurrection. May the peace, joy and love of the Risen Lord be yours this Easter Day and always! – The Reverend Father James Beanish


Introduction to the LiturgyLiving a New Life In his first contact with the Gentile world, Peter presents the Christian kerygma, the “good news” of Jesus. He highlights the resurrection to which he personally attests. The gospel gives us the Johannine account of Peter and the beloved disciple reaching the empty tomb, with the latter being the first to come to faith recognition of what had transpired. In both of the alternative second readings, Paul stresses the moral dimension of resurrection faith. In whatever we do, our attention is riveted on the heavenly values which Easter makes manifest to all humanity.


From the Catechism On the Resurrection – §638 – “We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus.” The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the Paschal mystery along with the cross:

Christ is risen from the dead!
Dying, he conquered death;
To the dead, he has given life

Announced Parish Masses
Monday, April 18th to Sunday, April 24th
    Monday of the Easter Octave
Monday 7:45 a.m. Wayne Power (ann) – Jim Power
APRIL 18   Special Intentions of Nikko Deschamps – Family
    Tuesday of the Easter Octave
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Family
APRIL 19   Ron Stencell – Mom & Dad & Family
    Wednesday of the Easter Octave
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
APRIL 20 7:15 p.m. Brian Foohey (ann) – Estate
    Anita Lance – Mrs. Josephine McDougall Family
    Thursday of the Easter Octave
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Special Intentions of Ruby Rondeau – CWL
APRIL 21   Thomas Patrick Hogan – Wife Cynthia & Family
    Friday of the Easter Octave
Friday No Mass ————————–
April 22    
    Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
April 23    
    Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
April 24 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 Maureen Green


Your total offering for last Sunday was $4385.05

Thank you for your generosity and support

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


Lector Schedule
Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 16TH & Sunday, April 17th
Saturday, April 16th       8:00pm Fillmores / Fred Sinclair
Sunday, April 17th       10:30am Lance Patriquin
Second Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th
Saturday, April 23rd        7:15pm Timothy Girard
Sunday, April 24th    10:30am Mike O’Grady
Sunday, April 24th    5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Fillmore


Parish office Closed – The Parish office will be closed Easter Monday, April 18th and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday, April 19th

Renfrew County Right to Life Grade 12 Essay Contest – Renfrew County Right to Life is delighted to announce their third Essay Contest, open to all grade 12 students residing in Renfrew County. This year’s theme is The Ethics of In-Vitro Fertilization. The winner receives $300. All essays must be received by June 1, 2022. For more details, visit facebook.com/RCRTL.

LAWN CARE FOR HOLY NAME PARISH: 2022 SEASON – The young man who has been providing the lawn care and yard maintenance for Holy Name Parish the last couple of years is no longer available.  As a result, we are looking for a student for grass-cutting and yard maintenance for the summer months.  Equipment is provided.  Must be capable of operating riding lawnmower and trimmer.  Disposal of grass clippings and lawn refuse would be appreciated.  If you know of anyone who would be willing to take on this summer job, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible at 613-732-3355 or email at holynamepembroke@outlook.com.

Latin Mass in Brudenell – The Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 will be celebrated every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Brudenell. If you require any further information, please contact Father Mitchell Beachey at 613 584-3305.

Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference is back on!! July 15 – 17th, Whitby, Ontario Any youth entering grade 9-12 in September 2022 and anyone graduating grade 12 this June are welcome to participate in this conference. The venue has changed to the Canada Christian College in Whitby, and therefore accommodation is not included, as there is no residence at the College. This venue, however, is located right along the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario with plenty of green space, and has a very large conference room with regular seating. No more bleachers!

The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke will be gathering a group of youth to attend. Fees for this year are $350 per person and includes conference fee, accommodation at a nearby hotel for two nights, all meals from dinner on Friday night to Breakfast Sunday morning, bus transportation and group T-Shirt. 20 spaces for youth are available on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 15 registered youth will be required for the Diocese to attend as group. Chaperones will be provided. To obtain forms for registration or for questions contact Yvette Bourque at 613 585-6301 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com. Deadline to register is May 27th. To find out more about the conference go to www.steubenvilletoronto.com.

This year’s conference is more expensive than in the past and may be difficult for some families. You are encouraged to approach your Pastor about fundraising, or if you have friends or family close to Whitby that can accommodate you, and you can drive your own group to the Conference and back, it will be cheaper. If you are interested in organizing a group and you need some assistance, please contact Yvette for details.

CWL Spring Garage Sale – Parishioners – Doing your spring cleaning? Empty out your closets & cupboards and bring your donations to our Spring Garage Sale being held on Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am to 11am. Anything goes. Contributions can be brought to the hall Friday, until 3 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please call Becky at 732-8711.

First Step Options – As part of our donation incentive campaign in April, anyone who sends a donation through e-transfer in support of First Step Options will have their name put into a draw to win a Norwex prize package worth $66.  The draw will take place Monday, May 2nd. Send e-transfers to firststepoptions@gmail.com.