Introduction to the LiturgyThe Vigilant Servant Wisdom reflects on the Israelites in Egypt awaiting their salvation.  Their posture was on of alertness, courage, and prayer. Jesus in Luke’s gospel advised an alert spirit, also, on the part of servants expecting their master’s return, a spirit which expresses itself in fidelity to duty.  Hebrews recalls the faith of Abraham and Sarah and sees it as an unwavering confidence in the Lord’s promises.


From the Saints On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin Moved by love and wishing to reconcile the human race to yourself, you gave us your only-begotten Son. He became our mediator and our justice by taking on all our injustice and sin out of obedience to your will, eternal Father, just as you willed that he take on our human nature. What an immeasurably profound love! Your Son went down from the heights of his divinity to the depths of our humanity. Can anyone’s heart remain closed and hardened after this?

 (Matins, 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday August 8th to Sunday august 14th    
    St. Dominic, Priest – Memorial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Dr. Joseph Foohey – Family
AUGUST 8   Thanksgiving – Parishioner
    Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Cliff McLaughlin (Ann.) – Patricia McLaughlin
AUGUST 9   Ida & Warnock McGuire & sons Barry & Brian & Dec. Relatives – Family
    St. Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr – Feast  
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
AUGUST 10 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Family
    Jim & Denise Sheridan – The Lyons Family
    St. Clare, Virgin – Memorial  
Thursday 7:45 a.m. David Sr. & Agnes Foohey and Ann Foohey – Family
AUGUST 11   Rita Hemmings – Family
Friday 7:45 a.m. —————————————————————————-
AUGUST 12 No Mass  
    Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
AUGUST 13    
    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
AUGUST 14 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 Adeline Herron, Bruce Macheska, George Dumont, James Demers, Elaine Benkhe and Rick Irving.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $4190.00

Thank you for your generosity and support


Look to your covenant, O Lord,
and forget not the life of your poor ones for ever.
Arise, O God, and defend our cause,
and forget not the cries of those who seek you.

(Entrance Antiphon – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday August 6th & Sunday August 7th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, August 6th   7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, August 7th    10:30 am Lance Patriquin Mike O’Grady
Sunday, August 7th     5:15 pm Maria C. Doherty Suzanne or Richard Fleury
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, August 13th 7:15 pm Paola Bertoia Timothy Girard
Sunday, August 14th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, August 14th 5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore Maria C. Doherty


FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK:  It is with sadness and hope that we say our farewells to our seminarian Lukas Casta.  Lukas will be studying for another two years at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto.  We are extremely grateful for the variety of assistance that Lukas has given to the parish over the last year. During that time, we moved our office and everything else out of the rectory. Lukas pitched in wherever he was needed, thank you Lukas.  I ask that you keep Lukas in your prayers during his studies and that he will embrace Gods calling.  Father Jim

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.

Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open following the 10:30am Mass every Sunday starting in September, the exact date will be announced. If you wish to purchase anything from the gift shop in the meantime, please contact Becky Chaput at 732-8711.

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:

MADONNA HOUSE IS CELEBRATING 75 YEARS IN COMBERMERE: Join us for an open house & picnic on Sunday, September 4th from 1-9 p.m.

1-3:00 p.m.   Main House/Training Centre tours: Take time to pray at Our Lady of Combermere and The Island Chapel & Catherine’s cabin. MH Gift Shop, Book Shop & Pioneer Museum will be open. See St. Raphael’s Handicraft Center and Outdoor Kiln.

3-9:00 p.m.    St. Mary’s (2768 Dafoe Road): Tea Time/Activities for families, adoration & benediction

6:00 p.m.  Picnic Supper: Every family should bring a picnic supper (no grilling). Madonna House is providing dessert.

6-9:00 p.m.   Bonfire/Music/Visiting.

Another way you can join in our celebration is to watch for photos and videos posted at:


St. Catherine of Siena is a doctor of the Church, canonized in 1461, and she is a patroness of Italy and Europe. She was a third order Dominican who lived to the age of 33. She was a spiritual guide to many, and in the words of Pope Benedict, “guided  people from every walk of life: nobles and politicians, artists and ordinary people, consecrated men and women and religious, including Pope Gregory XI who was living at Avignon in that period and whom she energetically and effectively urged to return to Rome.”

She had a profound “mystical marriage” to Christ whom she loved with intimate faithfulness. She is one of a small group of saints who Pope Benedict identified as having an extraordinary devotion to the Holy Eucharist.


Saint Catherine of Siena


Most Holy Spirit,

 source of unity in the Blessed Trinity,

 through the prayers of Saint Catherine,

 may the Church always be a sign of unity in faith and morals under the leadership of the Holy Father,

the divenely chosen authority who speaks in the name of Jesus Christ.

Who with the Father and Son lives and reigns forever.