Introduction to the Liturgy – To Seek and To Save – The reading from wisdom today teaches that everything that comes from the hand of God is good.  What is true of creation in general is especially true of God’s human children.  In forgiving sim God is aware of those positive qualities.  In the amusing account of Zacchaeus’ determined and enterprising spirit, Jesus sees in the disreputable tax collector an inherent goodness whish is not to be lost.  Once converted, the Christian grows in holiness by God’s power as the image of God becomes increasingly visible.  Paul reminds the Thessalonians of the need to pass from good intentions to accomplishment through God’s grace.


From the Saints From a homily written in the second century – Christ willed to save those who were perishing – How then shall we repay him? What fruit can we bear that would be worthy of what he has given us? For how many benefits are we not in his debt! He has enlightened our minds; he has called us sons as a father does; he saved us when we were about to perish. How then shall we praise him, how repay him for his gifts? Spiritually blind, we worshiped stones and pieces of wood, gold and silver and bronze, things made by men, and our whole life was death. Darkness enfolded us, and nothing but gloom met our eyes. Then, by his will, we escaped from the cloud that enveloped us and recovered our sight. For he saw our many errors and the damnation that awaited us, and knowing that apart from him we had no hope of salvation, he pitied us, and in his mercy saved us. He called us when we were not his people and willed us to become his people. (Matins, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday October 31st to Sunday November 6th           
  Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday NO MASS ——————————————————————————–
October 31  
    All Saints    
Tuesday 12:10 PM Souls of Purgatory – Gord & Nicole Jones
November 1   Carlos Acutis – Blaskie Family
All Souls’ Day
Wednesday 7:00 PM Heidi Recoski – Rose & Kelly Heisler
November 2 Donald Hartlen – Tom & Evelyn Lawn
    Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial     
Thursday 12:10 PM Dec. Parents Mary & Frank White and Brothers & Sister – Rose Marie Docherty
November 3  
Friday  12:10 PM St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop – Memorial
November 4   Simon Drouin – Ann-Marie Fillmore
    Elizabeth St. Jean – The Chancery Office
  Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Deceased Family Members of Dr. Foohey – Family
November 5    
    Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Theresa Gallen – Catholic Women’s Leaque
November 6 5:15 p.m. Missa Pro Populo (Mass for the People)

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 Debby Dargus, Millie Petroskie, Marjorie Orzel, Andrew Rabishaw, Philip Ethier and Michael Bell.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $3770.25

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Let my prayer come into your presence.
Incline your ear to my cry for help, O Lord.

(Entrance Antiphon – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, October 29th   7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, October 30th   10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, October 30th    5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore John Leydon
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, November 5th 7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, November 6th 10:30 am Lance Patriquin Mike O’Grady
Sunday, November 6th 5:15 pm Maria C. Doherty Suzanne or R. Fleury



ALL SOULS DAY:  At the entrances of the church, you will find envelopes marked “All Souls Day”.  On the envelope there are ten lines upon which you may place the names of your loved ones who have died.  If you have more than 10 names, then please place them on a piece of paper and put it inside the envelope.  Although it is not necessary, you may offer a monetary donation.  These donations will be used for Masses for the Holy Souls in Purgatory throughout the year.  You may place these envelopes in the collection.  The names given will be placed into a book near the sanctuary for the month of November.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  At the entrances of the Church, you will find a sign-up sheet for Adoration.  I would like to have exposition after the Wednesday Mass of 12:10 PM with the praying of the Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  If enough people sign up, I would like to continue adoration until 6:30 PM ending with Vespers and Benediction.

OUR DUTY TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD:  As we approach the month dedicated to the Holy Souls, we recall that it is the duty of the Church Militant or the Church living on earth, to offer up prayers and sacrifices for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  These souls need our prayers to help them be purified from worldly desires and thus enter into God’s heavenly kingdom.  We can offer up prayers, especially Holy Mass as well as gain Indulgences for the Holy Souls.  Let us never forget this solemn duty given to us for one day we too may need the prayers of the Church.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND SHUT-INS:  I need to compile a list of those who are sick and the shut-ins so that Father Peter and I can begin to make visits.  If you know of someone who would like to be on this list, please call the Parish Office with their name, address and phone number. Please do so only with the person’s permission.


“GOT LIFE QUESTIONS? R.C.I.A.  might just be for you. R.C.I.A stands for the Rite of Christian initiation of Adults. It is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic and growing in the life as a Christian. It is for someone who has never been baptized or maybe you have been baptized in another Christian faith and wish to know more about the Catholic faith, or maybe you have been baptized and have not received the other Sacraments for your life’s mission or maybe as a Catholic you just want to grow more in your faith. If any of the above questions apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey Want to know more about your Catholic faith all are welcome to join us in exploring this new quest at St. Columbkille’ s Cathedral. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or


IMPORTANT GATHERING CALL TO REGISTER:  A Faith Formation Day open to all, will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 284 Trafalgar Road, Pembroke.  Guest Speaker: Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.  Topic: The Sacrament of Joy.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided (please inform us you have any food allergies). Cost: FREE, but registration is necessary. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206, or by November 3, 2022.

A FREE BIBLE STUDY OPEN TO ALL – Why do Catholics believe what we believe and do what we do?  To answer these questions, we are pleased to announce that Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will be hosting a new Bible study, taught by travelling missionary Patrick Sullivan.  For seven weeks, beginning this Tuesday, November 1 (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), we will meet at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish for a study that many have called joyful and incredibly informative.


Hello Ladies, I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that you have a chance to view God’s beautiful autumn display.  It was breathtaking.  We are so blessed.   With autumn comes our CWL Membership Drive.  You will notice in the November section of your church’s envelopes, there is a blue envelope.  This envelope is for your membership dues for 2022 …. not 2023.  The Holy Name parish had a green envelope earlier, this was for the 2022 dues also.  I want to thank everyone for your much needed help and for your continued support to the church.

Dear Members, my term as membership convenor has come to an end.  I enjoyed communicating with all of you over the past 17 years and I hope that you will extend that kindness to our new representative as well.             Take Care, Barbara Clouthier

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE CWL GARAGE SALE: Thursday, November 3rd starting at 8:30 a.m., Friday, November 4th starting at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5th to begin at 8: 15 a.m. before the sale begins.  Please contact Becky Chaput 732-8711.

 CATHEDRAL CWL SPRING GARAGE SALE – Parishioners – Doing your fall clean up? Empty out your closets & cupboards and bring your donations to our Fall Garage Sale being held on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Contributions can be brought to the hall until Friday, November 4th at 3 p.m.  If anyone is       interested, please contact Becky at 732-8711.