Introduction to the Liturgy – Wise and Vigilant – Wisdom is different than knowledge.  Wisdom orders what is known toward a determined end.  In the Bible, that end is God alone.  In today’s first reading, personified wisdom comes to those who are morally attuned and prepared to receive her.  Matthew’s parable of the expectant virgins’ points to wisdoms lying in preparedness.  On another issue, Paul today considers the fat of those who die before the Lord’s

From the Saints From a homily written in the second century – Christ willed to save those who were perishing – I have come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, for it is those who are perishing who must be saved. It is a great and wonderful work to uphold those who are falling, rather than those who already stand firm. Christ willed to save people who were in danger of losing their souls, and he has been the salvation of many. When we were on the point of perishing, he came and called us. (Matins, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday November 7th to Sunday November 13th
  Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday NO MASS ——————————————————————————–
November 7  
    Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 12:10 PM Souls in Purgatory – Dolly Pick
November 8   Michael A & Romayne Mulvihill – Sons Michael, Peter and Gregory
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Feast
Wednesday 12:10 PM Ruth O’Brien – St. Vincent du Paul
November 9
    St. Leo The Great, Pope, Doctor – Memorial
Thursday 12:10 PM Elizabeth St. Jean – Doreen Novak
November 10  
    St. Martin of Tours, Bishop – Memorial
Friday  12:10 PM Damon Souliere – Lance & Christine Patriquin
November 11  
  Thirty-Thirty Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Ida & Warnock McGuire, sons Barry & Brian and Dec. Relatives – Family
November 12    
    Thirty-Thirty Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Theresa Gallen – CWL
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 Darla Doucette and Scott Gutzeit.



Your total offering for last Sunday was $4506.50

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 – 32st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

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
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, November 12th 7:15 pm Paola Bertoia Suzanne of R. Fleury
Sunday, November 13th 10:30 am Ella Noble Les Scott
Sunday, November 13th 5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore Maria C. Doherty


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.

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.

SUNDAY MISSALS 2023 –The new missals are now available at Mary’s Altar on left side of the church, cost is $5.00 each please place monies in the wooden box provided. Thank you.

NOVEMBER: Remembrance of the Dead – During the month of November the Church prays in a special way for those who have gone before us in death. There will be a book located near the baptismal font and paschal candle for you to inscribe the names of your deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer during the month of November.

“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

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Canada is using November 13, 2022, which Pope Francis declared “The World Day of the Poor” as a day in which we are encouraged to consider those less fortunate than ourselves and to give generously what we can. If you are interested in donating to the SSVP Soup Kitchen, donations can be mailed to: The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP), St. Columbkille Conference, P.O. Box 7, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, ON K8A 6X1, Telephone: 613 732-9058. You may also drop an envelope in your church collection basket addressed to SSVP. Your donation helps to continue the good works of the SSVP Soup Kitchen.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR: The Grind Pembroke will be hosting a CNOY event on February 25, 2023. The funds at this walking fundraiser event go towards the work The Grind Pembroke does to help those in need in the community, which is ever increasing. The Best Western will be launching this year’s fundraising campaign with a spaghetti dinner at the Best Western Pembroke on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Cost: Adults $10 – Children $3. For tickets, please contact The Grind Pembroke at 613 732-9423 or The Best Western Pembroke at 613 735-0131.

RECOLLECTION FOR WOMEN: There will be a recollection for women at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke on Thursday, November 17th from 11 am to 1 pm. 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. Includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, guided prayer, examination of conscience, confession, benediction and a talk. Bring your lunch for a get together afterward.

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 Should you have any questions, please contact Nadia at or 613-584-9388.​​​​​​

Friday, November 11th, we as Canadians observe Remembrance Day.  We pause in silence to remember those who died in war and to pray for the victims of aggression and inhumanity throughout the world.  It is a day to pray for peace and to consider what we are doing as individuals.  As a community and as a nation to bring God’s peace into the world.  It is time for us to pray for our soldiers serving the cause of peace throughout the world and for their families anxiously awaiting their return here at home.  It is also a day for us as a believing community to rededicate ourselves by prayer and action to the ideals Jesus gives us in the beatitudes.