Introduction to the LiturgyFishing and Shepherding The liturgy today moves between earth and heaven. The gospel finds the apostles engaged in their now highly symbolic occupation as fishermen and Peter is given his mandate to provide for Christ’s flock. The first reading from Acts has the apostles arraigned for fulfilling their mission of “catching” people for God. Revelation carries us to a higher realm where the risen Christ, carrying the marks of his passion, is praised by heavenly and earthly voices. Their joy prolongs that of the apostles in Acts, who rejoice in their lot of suffering for the Lord.


From the Saints St. Justin Martyr – No one may share the eucharist with us unless he believes that what we teach is true, unless he is washed in the regenerating waters of baptism for the remission of his sins, and unless he lives in accordance with the principles given us by Christ.

We do not consume the eucharistic bread and wine as if it were ordinary food and drink, for we have been taught that as Jesus Christ our Saviour became a man of flesh and blood by the power of the Word of God, so also the food that our flesh and blood assimilates for its nourishment becomes the flesh and blood of the incarnate Jesus by the power of his own words contained in the prayer of thanksgiving. (First Apology in Defense of Christians, Matins – 3rd Sunday of Easter)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 8th
    St. Athanasius (Bishop & Doctor of the Church) – Memorial  
Monday 7:45 a.m. Patricia O’Neill – CWL
May 2   Rita Hemmings – Family
    Sts. Philip & James (Apostles) – Feast
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Special Intentions of the Martin Bastien Family – Patricia Costey-Henry
May 3   Evan Benedict Gahan – Estate
    Third Week of Easter – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
May 4 7:15 p.m. Lucy Blaskie (ann) – Blaskie Family
    Special Intentions of Carmel & Jim Harrington
    Third Week of Easter – Ferial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. David Lyons (ann) – Lyons Family
May 5   Ida McGuire – Estate
    Third Week of Easter – Ferial, First Friday
Friday 7:45 a.m. Annie LaFrance – Estate
May 6   Charles LaFrance – Estate
    Third Week of Easter – Ferial
Saturday 9:00 a.m. Latin Mass – Extraordinary Form
May 7    
    Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter
  7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
    Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
May 8 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 Irene Lecompte, Marie Green, Florence Cybulski, Pierrette Howard, Robert Wickware, Patricia O’Neill, Cecelia Dombroskie, and Dorothy Green


Your total offering for last Sunday was $5,795.00

Lenten Development Collection was $200.00

Thank you for your generosity and support

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


Lector & Commentator Schedule
Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, April 30th        7:15pm Fred Sinclair  
Sunday, May 1st     10:30am Lance Patriquin Les Scott
Sunday, May 1st     5:15pm Maria C. Doherty Bill or A-M Fillmore
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, May 7th         7:15pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, May 8th      10:30am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, May 8th     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 inserted in the hymnals at each pew as well as 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

Recollection for Women Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Thursday, May 19th from 11am to 1pm. 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 will include a time of Exposition, Prayer, Confession and a short talk. This spiritual activity, inspired by the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva, is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Church. For more information, please contact Nadia Bagshaw at or 613-584-9388.

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 pm.  If anyone is interested, 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

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 am, 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

Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference is back on!! July 15 – 17th, Whitby, Ontario Any youth entering grade 9-12 in September 2022 and anyone graduating grade 12 this June are welcome to participate in this conference. The venue has changed to the Canada Christian College in Whitby, and therefore accommodation is not included, as there is no residence at the College. This venue, however, is located right along the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario with plenty of green space, and has a very large conference room with regular seating. No more bleachers!

The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke will be gathering a group of youth to attend. Fees for this year are $350 per person and includes conference fee, accommodation at a nearby hotel for two nights, all meals from dinner on Friday night to Breakfast Sunday morning, bus transportation and group T-Shirt. 20 spaces for youth are available on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 15 registered youth will be required for the Diocese to attend as group. Chaperones will be provided. To obtain forms for registration or for questions contact Yvette Bourque at 613 585-6301 or Deadline to register is May 27th. To find out more about the conference go to

This year’s conference is more expensive than in the past and may be difficult for some families. You are encouraged to approach your Pastor about fundraising, or if you have friends or family close to Whitby that can accommodate you, and you can drive your own group to the Conference and back, it will be cheaper. If you are interested in organizing a group and you need some assistance, please contact Yvette for details.