Introduction to the LiturgyThe Gift of Peace In today’s gospel, the Johannine Jesus promises his disciples the Spirit as well as his farewell gift of peace.  The latter signified the restoration of harmonious relations between God and humankind but also a bond of accord among the believers themselves.  The danger of rupture within the early church is overcome by peaceful agreement between Jew and Gentile Christians in today’s readings from Acts.  In Revelation John of Patmos sees the Jerusalem, the church, as a city without a temple, signifying that the believers themselves are the new temple of God.


From the Saints Saint Cyril of Alexandria, bishopThose who have a sure hope, guaranteed by the Spirit, that they will rise again lay hold of what lies in the future as though it were already present. They say: “Outward appearances will no longer be our standard in judging other men. Our lives are all controlled by the Spirit now, and are not confined to this physical world that is subject to corruption. The light of the Only-begotten has shone on us, and we have been transformed into the Word, the source of all life. While sin was still our master, the bonds of death had a firm hold on us, but now that the righteousness of Christ has found a place in our hearts we have freed ourselves from our former condition of corruptibility.” (Commentary on 2ndCorinthians, Matins – 6th Sunday of Easter)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 29th
    Sixth Week of Easter – Ferial  
Monday 7:45 a.m. Annsofy Bastien – Patricia Costey-Henry
May 23   (Ann.) Ron Barr – Wife Colleen
    Sixth Week of Easter – Ferial 
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. (Ann.) Leonard Pick – Wife Dolly & Family
May 24   Ethan Allard – Dennis & Arlene Corrigan
    St. Bede the Venerable (Priest & Doctor of the Church); St. Gregory VII (Pope); St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi (Virgin) – Optional Memorials
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
May 25 7:15 p.m. Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
    Cecilia Dombroskie – Ambrose Blaskie & Family
    St. Philip Neri (Priest) – Optional Memorial
Thursday 7:45 a.m.  Mary & Rudy Zamarski — Estate
May 26    Evan Benedict Gahan — Estate
    St. Augustine of Canterbury (Bishop) – Optional Memorial
Friday No Mass —————————–
May 27    
    Vigil of the Ascension
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
May 28    
    Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
May 29 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 Gerald Ryan and Zachary Hartman



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Let my mouth be filled with your praise, that I may sing aloud; my lips shall shout for joy when I sing to you, alleluia.

(Entrance Antiphon –6th Sunday of Easter)

Lector & Commentator Schedule
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 21ST & Sunday, May 22ND
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, May 21st        7:15pm Catherine LaFlamme Timothy Girard
Sunday, May 22nd   10:30am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, May 22nd      5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Fillmore Maria C. Doherty
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, May 28th        7:15pm Timothy Girard Paola Bertoia
Sunday, May 29th 10:30am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, May 29th      5:15pm John Leyden Bill or A-M. Fillmore


St. Michael Prayer – Please join us as we begin to recite the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of each Mass. You can find the prayer cards in the entrance of the church. This prayer is attributed to Pope Leo XIII, who in the late 19th century mandated that it be said with other prayers at the end of every Low Mass. Although no longer required, the practice of reciting this prayer at the end of Mass is still encouraged by the Church, as St. John Paul II said: “I invite everyone not to forget it, but to recite it to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.” (Regina Caeli, April 24, 1994)

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

Cathedral CWL Closing Dinner and Evening for Recognition of Years of Service – Thursday, June 16th at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner Tickets are $14.00 per person; Tickets available from CWL Members.  Event catered by Schmidt’s. All CWL Members and guests welcome.

Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference The Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference scheduled for July 15-17 has been officially cancelled due to lack of registrations. The Office of Youth offers their sincere regrets as they were hoping for larger registration numbers by this point to make the event feasible.


St. Philip Neri – Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. At the age of 18, Philip was sent to his uncle, Romolo, a wealthy merchant at San Germano, a Neapolitan town near the base of Monte Cassino, to assist him in his business, and with the hope that he might inherit his uncle’s fortune. He gained Romolo’s confidence and affection, but soon after coming to San Germano Philip had a religious conversion. From then onward, he no longer cared for things of the world, and decided in 1533 to live in Rome. While in Rome, he studied philosphy and theology, and tutored young boys. Eventually Philip became bored of learning, so he sold all of his books, gave the money he received from them to the poor, and visited the sick under the guidance of the Augustinians. Later, he co-founded the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity and began to preach, and many people converted thanks to Philip’s preaching and example. He was ordained in 1551. Many people came to him for confession. He also began to work with youth. Pope Gregory XIV wanted to make Philip a cardinal, but the priest declined. He then founded the Congregation of the Oratory, also known as the Oratorians, dedicated to preaching and teaching, and they still exist today. He died May 27, 1595, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. He is the patron of Rome and the U.S. Army Special Forces.                                                                                     The Vision of St. Philip Neri, 1721 Painting by Marco Benefial

Baptisms Celebrated – We pray for all those children who were welcomed into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism from January through May:

Kieran Aziel Mercolita Retolado

Aaron Isaac Yutronkie

Ares Mikhail Velasco

Lucas Pawel Stefanski

Mira Theresa Pearl Bigras-Schultz

Justin Lee Earle Bigras-Schultz

Elizabeth Dawn-Marie Petrenko-Espeut

William Igor Petrenko-Espeut

Ada-James Sheridan Fischer

Cameron Kyle Nighbor-Deschamps

Islah Mary Ann Lafrance

Everly barbara Precious Nolan