Introduction to the LiturgyThe Joy of Fulfillment Happiness carries the day in the scriptures this Sunday.  Religion was never meant to be gloomy or solely duty-oriented.  In Christianity there is every reason for joy.  Isaiah sees joy in the fulfillment of God’s promises to mother Jerusalem as she contentedly nurses her offspring.  The apostles find their happiness in the success of their mission in banishing demons and inaugurating God’s reign.  In the Lucan gospel, Jesus tells them that even greater thins are in store for them as the elect of God.  Paul’s joy centers on the cross of Christ, the source of his new re-created life.


From the Saints Saint Augustine, bishopI acknowledge my transgression, says David. If I admit my fault, then you will pardon it. Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others. This was not the way that David showed us how to pray and make amends to God, when he said: I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me. He did not concentrate on others’ sins; he turned his thoughts on himself. He did not merely stroke the surface, but he plunged inside and went deep down within himself. He did not spare himself, and therefore was not impudent in asking to be spared. (From a Sermon – Matins)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, July 4th to Sunday, July 10th  
    Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Howard Boland – Society of St. Vincent du Paul
July 4    
    Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest – Ferial   
Tuesday 7:45 a.m.  
July 5    
    Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr – Ferial  
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
July 6 7-7:15 pm Devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. (Ann.) Steven Charles – Mom & Suzanne and Richard Fleury
    Heidi Recoskie – Dennis and Arlene Corrigan
    Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Thursday 7:45 a.m.  Larry Mungham – Wife Clare and Family
July 7    Max Mintha – Clare Mungham and Family
    Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Friday No Mass ———————————————————————-
July 8    
    Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 9    
    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 10 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 Eileen Butler, Denise Sheridan and Danny MacDonald.

                                                                HAVE A BLESSED AND HOLY WEEK

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

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 2nd & Sunday, July 3rd
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, July 2nd 7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, July 3rd 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, July 3rd 5:15 pm Maria C. Doherty Bill or A-M. Fillmore
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


Catholic womens league:  Thursday June 16, the Cathedral C.W.L. members were presented with their service pins recognizing their years of service, at their closing dinner.

 10 Year Pins Karen Bramburger, Susan Donlan, Mary Ford, Jean Gallant, Sue Heney, Jennifer Landon, Ethel Nagora         and Jacqueline Shulist.

      25 Year Pins Irene Beauchamp, Rose Docherty, Erica Gillis, Genevieve Gravelle, Andrea Habraken, Lorna Hoffman,       Margaret Lorbetskie, Clair Mantha, Joan Parr, Joan Sylvester and Rose Smith.

40 Year Pins Ruby Coulas, Ruby Rondeau, Barbara Vaudry and Loretta Wendorf.

60 Year Pin Lois Laidlaw

Maple Leaf Pin Bernadette Chaput

Congratulations to these ladies for their years of service and dedication.   Barbara Clouthier, Membership Convenor and Karen McGibbon, President


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: Hope to see you then!

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:

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 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




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