Introduction to the LiturgyThe Concreteness of Faith The call of faith is anything but esoteric or abstract.  The will of God, says Deuteronomy, is within hearing distance.  The decrees and commands of the Mosaic law now resided within the human heart.  They were as near as the voice of conscience.  In Luke’s timeless tale of the good Samaritan, we are told that our neighbor is anyone in need and thus as close as the person next door.  The hymn of Colossians place in relief the centrality of Christ in the church and in the universe.


From the Saints Saint Ambrose, Bishop Open then your ears. Enjoy the fragrance of eternal life, breathed on you by means of the sacraments. We explained this to you as we celebrated the mystery of “the opening” when we said: Effetha, that is, be opened. Everyone who was to come for the grace of baptism had to understand what he was to be asked, and must remember what he was to answer. This mystery was celebrated by Christ when he healed the man who was deaf and dumb, in the Gospel which we proclaimed to you. (On the Mysteries – Matins, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, July 11th to Sunday, July 17th  
    St. Benedict (Abbot) – Memorial  
Monday 7:45 a.m. Patrick & Thomas Yaskolskie (ann.) – Patricia McLaughlin
July 11   Charles and Annie Lafrance – Family
    Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Pierrette Howard – Robert and Claire MacKenzie
July 12   Charlie Lang – Rick & Lydia Lewis
    St. Henry – Optional Memorial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
July 13 7-7:15 pm Devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Frank Blaskie (ann.) – Blaskie Family
    Margaret Theuman – CWL
    St. Camillus de Lellis (Priest) – Optional Memorial  
Thursday 7:45 a.m.  Eugene Allard (ann.) – Family
July 14    Debbie Davidson (ann.) – Family
    St. Bonaventure (Bishop & Doctor of the Church) – Memorial  
Friday No Mass ————————————————————————————-
July 15    
    Vigil of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 16    
    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 17 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 Michael Savoy, Gale Sarazin, Charlie Lang and Terry O’Neil.



Your total offering for last Sunday was $4140.00

Thank you for your generosity and support

Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple.
Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the end of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. Alleluia


Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 9th & Sunday, July 10th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, July 9th 7:15 pm Paola Bertoia Timothy Girard
Sunday, July 10th  10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, July 10th  5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore Bill or A-M. Fillmore
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 16th & Sunday, July 17th  
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, July 16th 7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Paola Bertoia
Sunday, July 17th  10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, July 17th  5:15 pm John Leydon Suzanne or Richard Fleury


NOTICE FROM THE PARISH OFFICE:  From July 1st until September 6th the Parish Office will be open Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Thank you

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – We extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to all couples who celebrated their Marriage Anniversary during the month of June.  May the Lord continue to bless them in life together.  The 10:30 a.m. mass is offered for their intentions.  All couples are welcome to have their wedding anniversaries posted in our parish bulletin, just call the Parish Office with your date.

JOIN AN ONLINE PRAYER GROUP FOR THE EVANGELIZATION PROJECT: Join us online every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to intercede for the evangelization efforts in the diocese of Pembroke. We pray the rosary, sometimes a novena, or meditate on a Gospel passage. The zoom link to connect is:

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 RETREATJULY 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.


WOJTYLA SUMMER INSTITUTE: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is hosting its annual Wojtyla Summer Institute in-person in Barry’s Bay from August 4-7. This year’s theme, “Know Thyself”: Catholic Perspectives on the Human Person,” addresses ways in which the integrity of the human person is being challenged, and seeks to find connections among the various Catholic perspectives to form a unified view of who we are and how we should live. The conference features a keynote address by Fr. Mark Goring, CC, in St. Hedwig’s Parish, which will be free and open to the public, as well as livestreamed. Some accommodations are available. Space is limited for the in-person conference. Find more information, and register at


Recollection for women: at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke, on Thursday, July 21st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recollections are like mini-retreats that help you take a break from your busy schedule to think about your life, your relationship with God and gain a fresh outlook. This spiritual activity, inspired by the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva, is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church. For more information on the Prelature of Opus Dei go to Please contact Nadia Bagshaw at or 613 584-9388 for more information.

Cormac Pilgrimage

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!

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE PILGRIMAGE, July 29-31: This year we’re walking the Opeongo Line from Barry’s Bay to Cormac, 40km. The pilgrimage begins with Mass at St. Hedwig’s on Friday, July 29th and ends with the Bishop’s Mass at St. Ann’s Shrine on Sunday, July 31st. The Pilgrimage is a beautiful experience of God’s Providence. For more information on the details or to register, please visit:

Pigrimage Choir: We warmly invite any singers from surrounding parishes, interested in joining the 2022 Cormac Pilgrimage Choir to our rehearsals in St. James Parish Hall at 78 Wellington Street, Eganville on Wednesday July 13th, 20th and 27th at 6:30 pm. Our Choir leader is T.J O’Grady. Any questions, please call 613-628-2020.

Help Needed: Saturday, July 23rd at 9 am and Monday August 1st at 6pm for set up and take down for the Cormac Pilgrimage. Great opportunity for any High School Students looking for Community Hours, or anyone interested in helping out. Lunch will be provided. Call St. James Parish Office at 613-628-2020.