Introduction to the LiturgyImportuning God Like a shrewd customer at a bazaar, Abraham presses the Lord to bargaining limits in today’s first reading. To determine how far the Lord’s will to save will go, he works skillfully to save as many citizens of Sodom as possible. The Lucan Jesus reminds us that God is to be pursued aggressively. Annoyance reflects well on the petitioner and eventually elicits a positive response. The Christian passage from death to life and from flesh to Spirit is succinctly presented in today’s readings from the Colossians.


From the Saints Saint Ignatius of Antioch “We should then really live as Christians and not merely have the name; for many invoke the bishop’s name but do everything apart from him. Such men, I think, do not have a good conscience, for they do not assemble lawfully as commanded. All things have an end, and two things, life and death, are side by side set before us, and each man will go to his own place. Just as there are two coinages, one of God and the other of the world, each with its own image, so unbelievers bear the image of this world, and those who have faith with love bear the image of God the Father through Jesus Christ. Unless we are ready through his power to die in the likeness of his passion, his life is not in us.” (Letter to the Magnesians – Matins, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, July 18th to Sunday, July 24th  
    Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Special Intentions of Sharon LeClair & Family – Dianne Chaput & Curtis Lowe
July 18  
    Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Max Mintha – Robert & Claire MacKenzie
July 19    
    St. Apollinaris (Bishop & Martyr) – Optional Memorial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
July 20 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Jerry Harrington (ann.) – Jim & Carmel Harrington & Family
    Denise Sheridan – CWL
    St. Lawrence of Brindisi (Priest & Doctor of the Church) – Optional Memorial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Marie & Maurice Corriveau – Family
July 21    
    St. Mary Magdalene (Disciple of the Lord) – Feast 
Friday No Mass ———————————————————————
July 22    
    Vigil of the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 23    
    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
July 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 Mary Cripps



Your total offering for last Sunday was $3395.15

Thank you for your generosity and support


See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul.

I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

(Entrance Antiphon – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)



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
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 23rd & Sunday, July 24th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, July 23rd   7:15 pm Timothy Girard Paola Bertoia
Sunday, July 24th 10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, July 24th  5:15 pm Suzanne/Richard Fleury Suzanne/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.

Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open following the 10:30am Mass every Sunday. For more information call 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:

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.