Introduction to the LiturgyThe Gratitude of Strangers – Gentiles had no real recognition within Israelite society.  While they were to be accorded decent treatments, they were always in a subordinate, even marginal position.  A leper was considered unclean and was barred from contact with the community.  To be both a Gentile and a leper was to come as close to being a non-person as could be imagined.  It is a pagan leper who comes to Elisha in today’s first reading and it is a Samaritan leper who returns gratefully to Jesus after his cure in today’s gospel.  In the hymn quoted in today’s reading from Timothy, there is a forceful reminder that the destiny attained by Jesus will also be that of the believer if faith does not wane.


From the Saints From a commentary on Haggai by Saint Cyril of Alexandria, bishop – With justice, therefore, do we say that the final temple, the Church, will be more glorious. To those who are so solicitous for the Church and labor for its construction, Haggai declares that a gift will be made, a gift from heaven given by the Savior. That gift is Christ himself, the peace of all men: through him we have access in the one Spirit to the Father. The prophet goes on to say: I will give peace to this place and peace of soul to save all who lay the foundation to rebuild the temple. Christ too says somewhere: My peace I give you. Paul will teach how profitable this is for those who love: The peace of Christ, he says, which surpasses all understanding will keep your minds and hearts. Isaiah, the seer, made the same prayer: O Lord our God, give us peace, for you have given us everything. Once a man has been found worthy of Christ’s peace, he can easily save his soul and guide his mind to carry out exactingly the demands of virtue. (Matins, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th          
    Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday 7:45 a.m. August & Annie Pick – Dolly Pick
October 10   Special Intentions of a Friend – Rose Marie Docherty
    Twenty-Eight Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial  
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Kim de Ruiter – Dennis & Arlene Corrigan
October 11   Elizabeth St. Jean – St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. No Adoration & Benediction
October 12 7-7:15 pm No Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  No Mass ———————————————————————-
    Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial     
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Elizabeth St. Jean – St. Vincent de Paul
October 13    
Friday No Mass ——————————————————————————
October 14    
    Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin, Doctor – Memorial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 15    
    Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 16 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 Elizabeth St. Jean and Eileen James.



Your total offering for last Sunday was $3816.55

Thank you for your generosity and support.


If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.

(Entrance Antiphon – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, October 8th 7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, October 9th 10:30 am Ella Noble Mike O’Grady
Sunday, October 9th 5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore Bill or A-M. Fillmore
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, October 15th 7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Paola Bertoia
Sunday, October 16th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, October 16th 5:15 pm John Leydon Suzanne or R. Fleury

SUNDAY SOCIAL:  As we wish Father Jim Beanish well in his new assignment, to thank him for the many years as the Rector, and in taking care of our Parish family, please join us for coffee and donuts and warm wishes following 10:30 a.m. Mass in the parish hall.

ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no Mass or Devotions on Wednesday October 12 at 7:15.   Also, there will be no weekday mass scheduled for October 24-28.  The mass intentions that were to be announced at those masses, will need to be rescheduled.  Please contact the parish office for change of date.

   MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROGRAM: The Fall Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is coming up on Saturday, October 15th and Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at St. James the Less Parish, Eganville. Deadline to register is September 30th. Registration is available online at, or a form can be obtained from any parish and mailed in. Inquiries can be directed to Yvette Bourque at

“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

The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11             in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

The next Cathedral CWL Meeting will take place Tuesday, October 11th at 7 p.m. in the

we really appreciate your support.


12th ANNUAL FALL PILGRIMAGE ST JOSEPH ORATORY: We are back! Join our bus tour, sponsored by the Archdioceses of Ottawa-Cornwall, Gatineau, and Kingston, and the Dioceses of Pembroke, Mont-Laurier and Saint-Jérôme, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. First-come, first served! Please contact Mike Budge at 613 224-8110 or email at for more details.

13TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT: “Pray always; Do not lose heart!” on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Kemptville Campus, 820 Heritage Drive, Kemptville. Cost: $65 in person – $20 Zoom. To register or for more information, please visit

RCRTL CELEBRATION OF LIFE DINNER: Please join Renfrew County Right to Life for the 2022 Celebration of Life Dinner! Enjoy a roast beef buffet by Ulrich’s, and an informative talk by Scott Hayward of RightNow, an organization that seeks to elect pro-life politicians in Canada.

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 280 Lourdesview Ave, Pembroke.

When: Wednesday October 19th. Refreshments at 5 p.m. – Buffet at 6 p.m.

      Cost: $30/adult, $20/student. To reserve your seat, please mail your dinner payment cheque before October 10th to: Renfrew County Right to Life c/o Holy Name Church, 284 Trafalgar Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 5A8. Any questions? Please call Barb at 613 735-6265 and leave a message.

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.

HORIZONS DIGITAL LITERACY WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS – Join us this fall at the Pembroke Curling Centre for a FREE 4 week digital literacy workshop! See below the subjects covered each week.  Drop-ins welcome!  Pre-Registration not required. Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 at 1:30 pm on following topics:  INTRODUCTION TO THE IPAD – USING THE PEMBROKE CURLING CENTRE WEBSITE – GOVERNMENT WEBSITES – SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE BROWSING