SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 24TH, 2022

Introduction to the LiturgyGrowth in Faith The Sunday readings during the Easter cycle take a different tack. They are not woven together in the way to which we are accustomed. All three readings deal with the effects of the resurrection both on the individual believer and on the community as a whole.

 

From the Church Fathers St. Augustine – I speak to you who have just been reborn in baptism, my little children in Christ, you who are the new offspring of the Church, gift of the Father, proof of Mother Church’s fruitfulness. All of you who stand fast in the Lord are a holy seed, a new colony of bees, the very flower of our ministry and fruit of our toil, my joy and my crown. It is the words of the Apostle that I address to you: Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh and its desires, so that you may be clothed with the life of him whom you have put on in this sacrament. You have all been clothed with Christ by your baptism in him. There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor freeman; there is neither male nor female; you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Sermo 8 in octava Pashae, Matins – 2nd Sunday of Easter)

 

From the Rector’s Desk – The fifty days from Easter to Pentecost have been described as “One Great Easter Day”. Let us continue our celebration of Easter in a spirit of joy and hope, rejoicing in the new and eternal life that is ours because “Jesus is risen”.

A sincere word of gratitude to all who contributed to making the Holy Week and Easter liturgies the beautiful and prayerful celebrations that they were… especially our organist Leo Rochon, cantor Bentley Horne, as well as the lectors and ushers, not forgetting the all-important work of our sacristan Lance Patriquin, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in preparing the Holy Week and Triduum liturgies.

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you for your outstanding generosity to the parish at Easter time. May God bless and reward you for your generous sharing of your talents and resources. – Fr. Jim Beanish

 

Announced Parish Masses
Monday, April 25th to Sunday, May 1st
 
    St. Mark the Evangelist – Feast
Monday 7:45 a.m. Sp. Intentions of Ivan Villeneuve – Mr. & Mrs. J. Villeneuve
APRIL 25   Sp. Intentions of Pierrette Howard – Family
   
    Second Week of Easter – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Maureen Green – Lance & Christine Patriquin & Family
APRIL 26   Ellen McCool – Family
     
    Second Week of Easter – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
APRIL 27 7:15 p.m. Frank Palubeski & Dec. Family Members – Garnet Morris
    Francisco Bantay Jr – Family
     
    St. Peter Chanel (Priest & Martyr); St. Louis de Montfort (Priest) – Opt. Mem.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Dec. Family Members of Dr. Joseph Foohey – Estate
APRIL 28   Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
     
    St. Catherine of Siena (Virgin & Doctor of the Church) – Memorial
Friday No Mass ————————–
April 29    
    Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
April 30    
    Third Sunday of Easter
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
May 1 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 Margaret Chartrand, Hazel Hull & George LaFrance

 

HAVE A BLESSED AND HOLY WEEK

Your total offering for last Sunday was $4,555.00

Lenten Development was $2,505.00 & Easter Offering was $2,340.00

Thank you for your generosity and support

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

 

Lector Schedule
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
     
Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st
Saturday, April 30th        7:15pm Fred Sinclair
Sunday, May 1st     10:30am Lance Patriquin
Sunday, May 1st     5:15pm Maria C. Doherty

 

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 – A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Latin Mass – May 7th.

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.

25th National March for Life in Ottawa – May 12, 2022Renfrew County Right to Life is co-sponsoring a bus to the National March for Life which takes place on Parliament Hill on Thursday, May 12th. The coach will leave Moncion Metro in Pembroke at 8:15 a.m., with stops at the Cobden Pentecostal Church and the Renfrew Visitors’ Centre. Payment by donation. Please call Barb at 613 735-6265 to reserve seats on the bus. For more information, please see facebook.com/RCRTL.

Divine Mercy Sunday – The Sunday after Easter is the final day in the Octave of Easter. It has a lot of names: Low Sunday, Domenica in albis — but it’s also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. The Divine Mercy devotion is relatively new, but it has grown in prominence in recent years. The Divine Mercy devotion originates in a series of apparitions in the 1930s, in which St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated religious sister in Poland, recorded that Jesus appeared to her.

St. Faustina said that during the apparitions, which were later approved by the Church as worthy of belief, Jesus asked her to spread the message of his great mercy toward the world. Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina on April 30, 2000. That same day, he also instituted Divine Mercy Sunday as a feast for the universal Church. The message St. Faustina received from Jesus is recounted in “The Diary of Saint Faustina.” The central message is that Jesus desires to grant his great mercy to souls. He wants people to trust in his mercy, to ask for it, and to allow themselves to be vessels of his mercy for others.

The message St. Faustina received from Jesus is recounted in “The Diary of Saint Faustina.” The central message is that Jesus desires to grant his great mercy to souls. He wants people to trust in his mercy, to ask for it, and to allow themselves to be vessels of his mercy for others.  Read more at:

https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/what-exactly-is-divine-mercy-sunday?s=r