THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 13TH, 2022

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Introduction to the Liturgy – An Industrious Spirit – Two interesting but contrasting figures appear in today’s readings.  Proverbs’ wife and mother, with all of her domestic duties, finds time to develop her personal skills and to dedicate herself to the needs of others.  In Matthew’s parable of the talents, the rejected servant is totally devoid of an enterprising spirit.  We are told today that the fruitful use of God’s gifts enter into the final assessment of our lives.  In the second reading, Paul urges vigilance in the light of the uncertainty of the time of the parousia.

From the Saints From a discourse on the Psalms by Saint Augustine, bishop – He will judge the world with equity and the peoples in his truth. What are equity and truth? He will gather together with him for the judgment his chosen ones, but the others he will set apart; for he will place some on his right, others on his left. What is more equitable, what is more true than they should not themselves expect mercy from the judge, who themselves were unwilling to show mercy before the judge’s coming. Those, however who were willing to show mercy will be judged with mercy. For it will be said to those placed on his right: Come, blessed of my Father, take possession of the kingdom which has been prepared for you from the beginning of the world. And he reckons to their account their works of mercy: For I was hungry and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty and yougave me to drink. (Matins, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
SUNDAY November 13th to SATURDAY November 20th
    Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
SUNDAY 10:30 AM Kyle Leblanc – Dennis & Arlene Corrigan
November 13 5:15 PM Albert Thanaraj – Marilyn Schori
     
    Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
monday NO MASS Mass at Lourdes – 8:00 am, Mass at Holy Name – 7:00pm
november 14 CATHEDRAL  
    Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time – Feast
Tuesday NO MASS Mass at Lourdes – 8:00 am, Mass at Holy Name – 7:00pm
November 15 CATHEDRAL  
    Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time – Memorial
Wednesday 12:10 PM Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
November 16   (Ann.) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Harrington – Jim & Carmel Harrington
     
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious – Memorial
Thursday  12:10 PM Deceased Blaskie Family – Blaskie Family
November 17   Souls of Purgatory – Rose Marie Docherty
     
    Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Friday NO MASS Mass at Lourdes – 8:00 am
November 18 CATHEDRAL  
    Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 PM (Ann.) Agnes & David Wilbert – Family
NOVEMBER19    

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 Patricia Boldt

HAVE A BLESSED AND HOLY WEEK

Your total offering for last Sunday was $3657.25

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Behold God’s dwelling with the human race.
He will dwell with them and they will be his people,
and God himself with them will be their God.

(Entrance Antiphon – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13TH
    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
Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, November 19th 7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Timothy Girard
Sunday, November 20th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Suzanne Fleury
Sunday, November 20th 5:15 pm John Leydon Bill or A-M. Fillmore

FROM THE RECTORS DESK

MASS ATTENDANCE FOR NOVEMBER 6TH – Saturday 7:15 – 53, Sunday 10:30 – 155, Sunday 5:15 – 86

WEEKDAY MASSES:  Please ensure that you check the bulletin each Sunday for weekday Masses as, if one of the priests is away, this will mean that there will be less weekday Masses, i.e., two will be canceled for the week.  As I am away this coming week, you will note that there will be two less Masses during the week.  As well, on certain feast days, the time may change – as it did this past All Souls Day at the Cathedral.

MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL:  On the 23rd of November at 7:00 PM, I would like to have our first meeting of the Parish Council.  If you are still interested in joining the Parish Council, please call the Parish Office.  I thank you in advance for your generosity.

MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE:  On Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM, I would like to meet the members of the Finance Committee.  Information will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.  Thank you for helping in this important committee for the parish.

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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR 2023 – The 2023 collection envelopes are now available at the back table of the church.  If you are unable to find your envelopes or would like envelopes, please contact the parish office at 613-732-8513.

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.

N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 13 in the K of C Hall.  Happy hour is 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm with dinner to follow.  Tickets are available at Town and Country Men’s Wear in Pembroke.  There will not be an exchange of gifts this year and members are encouraged to bring donations to the food banks.

A huge thank you to all who donated and came out to support the CWL garage sale this past weekend.  Also, a big thank you to all who volunteered their time to help out in various ways.  All the hard work put into this event was a wonderful success, we raised $1200 for the CWL.

“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 dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com

Priestly Vocations Prayer & Dinner with Bishop Desrochers: On Wednesday, November 30th.at St. Andrew’s Parish, Killaloe. For teens and men who would like to know more about the priestly vocation, meet and pray with Bishop Desrochers, and enjoy an excellent meal! The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. in the church with vespers, followed by dinner in the parish hall and a talk by Bishop Desrochers. The evening will conclude with Benediction at 7:15pm. Adoration will be taking place in the church all evening for parishioners and parents to pray for vocations. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by November 20th, so that the caterer can prepare the correct amount of food. To RSVP, or if you have questions, please contact Fr. Scott Murray (s.josephmurray@protonmail.com).

14th Annual Men’s Retreat – 2023: Retreat will be given by Fr. Paul Burchat and Scott Eagen from the Madonna House Community in Combermere, from Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at the Graphite Bible Camp (Between Maynooth and Bancroft). This year’s theme: “God the Father: Our Hope and Salvation (“You are With Me” Jn 15:31). Cost: $175.00 for the weekend (includes retreat, room and great meals). For more information, questions, special requests, dietary or financial concerns, please call Pierre-Paul Filion at 613 602-6580 or email ppfilion@yahoo.ca. Reserve now; deposit and registration due by December 20th, 2022.