Introduction to the LiturgySpirit as God’s Wisdom A major theme of these readings for Trinity Sunday is that of the Spirit as God’s wisdom.  Proverbs’ personification of wisdom finds her present with God in the entire process of creation.  In John’s gospel today, Jesus speaks of the Advocate whom he will send as a guiding light on the path of truth.  In the passage from Romans, Paul tells us that, now justified be faith, we are reconciled with God through Jesus and are fortified by an unwavering hope through the Spirit’s presence within us, the incontrovertible sign of God’s love.


From the Saints Saint Anthony of Padua, priest – The man who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks in different languages. These different languages are different ways of witnessing to Christ, such as humility, poverty, patience and obedience; we speak in those languages when we reveal in ourselves these virtues to others. Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. Gregory says: “A law is laid upon the preacher to practice what he preaches.” It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions.

(From a Sermon– Matins, Trinity Sunday)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, June 13th to Sunday, June 19th  
    Saint Anthony of Padua- Priest and Doctor of the Church
Monday 7:45 a.m. (Ann.) Ellen Davidson – Family
June 13   Erika Demeter – Family
    Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Arlene Knuth – Dianne & Curtis Lowe
June 14   Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Parishioner
    Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
June 15 7-7:15 pm Devotion of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. (Ann.) Robert Yaskolski – Patricia McLaughlin
    Deceased Brothers and Sister – Dolly Pick
    Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Thursday 7:45 a.m.  Mary & Carman Sandrelli – Trudi & John Wren
June 16    Parents & Deceased Relatives – Dawn & Ron Roy
    Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time – Ferial
Friday 7:45 a.m. ————————————————————–
June 17    
    Vigil of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
June 18    
    The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
JUNE 19 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 Brian Leroux and Justin Walker



Your total offering for last Sunday was $4083.15

Thank you for your generosity and support

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

The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is said. Alleluia.

(Entrance Antiphon –Trinity Sunday)

Trinity Sunday
Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, June 11th 7:15 pm Paola Bertoia Timothy Girard
Sunday, June 12th 10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, June 12th 5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore Bill or A-M. Fillmore
Corpus Christi
Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, June 18th 7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Timothy Girard
Sunday, June 19th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, June 19th 5:15 pm John Leyden Suzanne or Richard Fleury



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)

CEMETERY ST. COLUMBA’S – To save time and labour in keeping the Cemetery presentable, you are not permitted to place cut flowers on plots, or to plant flowers or shrubs.  Artificial flowers or plants placed in racks, off the ground, which do not interfere with cutting the grass are allowed.  Inquiries regarding the Cemetery should be directed to the Cathedral Parish Office.  613-732-8513.  Note – Flower’s are permitted on plots for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Sunday.

CATHEDRAL CWL CLOSING DINNER AND EVENING FOR RECOGNITION OF YEARS OF SERVICEThursday, 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.

2022 ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN – The 2022 annual Cormac Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann will take place in Cormac, Ontario from Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st. This year’s theme: “History of the Devotion to St. Ann”, with Bishop Guy Desrochers as presider. For more information, please call 613-628-2020 or email All are welcome!


CATHOLIC BISHOP’S WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENT OF DATES AND HUB CITIES FOR PAPAL VISIT TO CANADA   The Vatican formally announced that Pope Francis will travel to Canada from July 24-29, 2022. The historic visit, focused on Indigenous healing and reconciliation, will be the fourth papal journey to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s visit in 2002.  The cities our Holy Father will be visiting are Edmonton, Iqaluit and Quebec City.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – The next meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held June 14 in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue. Meeting time is 7 p.m. On the agenda will be the election of officers.


2022 CATHOLIC FAMILY RETREAT – July 30-August 1: Calling all Catholic Families! The 2022 Catholic Family Retreat will be hosted on Saturday, July 30, Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1 at Sacred Way Farm (745 Kells Road, Powassan, Ontario). Join us for prayer, worship, Adoration, family games, activities and inspiring talks. Optional camping on site is available too. For more information, a complete itinerary of the weekend events, to see our guest speakers and to register your family, please visit: The 2022 Catholic Family Retreat is proudly presented by Sacred Way Ministries, Holy Name of Jesus Church, North Bay; St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, Callander; and St. Joseph Church, Powassan.

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – Reflect, today, upon who He is. Try to humble yourself before the great Mystery of the inner life of God. Humility before the Mystery of God means that we know how little we know about Him and how little we know of Him. But that humble truth will help you move closer to the deeper relationship of love to which you are called.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, please draw me into a relationship of love with You who are one God and three divine Persons. May the mystery and beauty of Your life become more known and loved by me each day through the gift of transforming mystical prayer. Jesus, I trust in You.    Amen