Introduction to the LiturgyThe Use of Material Goods – Often called the prophet of social justice, Amos inveighs against the unjust practices of his time in which the disadvantaged were clearly being exploited.  The Lucan parable, combined with accompanying sayings of Jesus, speaks of the proper use of material goods within the context of the Christian community.  The author of 1 Timothy stresses the importance of extending one’s prayer to include all people, Christian and non-Christian, in the interests of peace and good order.


From the Saints From a sermon On Pastors by Saint Augustine, bishop- My brothers, when I try to make that distinction, perhaps I could do it better and with greater precision, or perhaps someone with more experience and insight could do so. But when it comes to the words of Scripture, I say what I think so that in the meantime you will not be deprived of all profit. In the case of the weak sheep, it is to be feared that the temptation, when it comes, may break him. The sick person, however, is already ill by reason of some illicit desire or other, and this is keeping him from entering God’s path and submitting to Christ’s yoke. (Matins, 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday September 19th to Sunday September 25th       
    Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial  
Monday 7:45 a.m. (Ann.) Joyce Reilander – Mark Reilander and Family
September 19   Special Intentions of a Parishioner
    Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. (Ann.) Madeline Moreau – Gord & Nicole Jones
September 20    
    Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial   
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
September 21 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. For all who are suffering spiritual attacks – Fr. Jim
    The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast    
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Deceased Relatives and Friends – Robert Zilney
September 22    
    Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Friday No Mass ———————————————————————-
September 23    
    Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial     
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
September 24    
    Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
SEPTEMBER 25 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 Michelle Dombroskie, Dianne Turcotte, Kyle Leblanc, Conrad Krueger and Anita Schneider.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $4205.05

Thank you for your generosity and support.


I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.
Should they cry to me in any distress,
I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

(Entrance Antiphon – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday September 17th & Sunday September 18th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, September 17th    7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Timothy Girard
Sunday, September 18th   10:30 am Mike O’Grady Lance Patriquin
Sunday, September 18th 5:15 pm John Leydon Suzanne or R. Fleury
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, September 24th    7:15 pm Timothy Girard Paola Bertoia
Sunday, September 25th   10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, September 25th 5:15 pm Suzanne or R. Fleury Maria C. Doherty


Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open following the 10:30am Mass every Sunday starting in September, the exact date will be announced. If you wish to purchase anything from the gift shop in the meantime, please contact Becky Chaput at 732-8711.

“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

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

 CONFIRMATION ANNOUNCEMENT – Registration is now taking place for the Sacrament of Confirmation                          here at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral.  A Parent and Candidate meeting will be held on Sunday October 2, 2022 at 09:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall with presentation of information and schedule of sessions. Please contact the Parish Office for registration forms or call Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 for more details. All forms must be completed and submitted to the Parish Office by Thursday Sept. 29, 2022.  

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.

7th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS SUNDAY: On Sunday, September 25th from 1:30-5 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, Pembroke, ON. All proceeds go to “Friends for Life International,” a small Pembroke-based Canadian charity where 100% of funds raised go towards assisting Haitians living under extremely compromised conditions in the Dominican Republic. Cost: $20 at the door. For more information, contact Ron at 819 689-5440, or visit the website at 

  1. ALPHONSUS PARISH SUPPER: St. Alphonsus Parish Annual Turkey Supper, Sunday September 25th from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Turkey with all the trimmings, homemade beans and pies. Take-out available.  Everyone welcome!  Fr. Scott Murray & Parishioners welcome you!

MOUNT ST. PATRICK ANNUAL PARISH SUPPER AND BAZAAR: Ham & Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Pie, and other goodies.  The Parish Supper will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1-6 at the DACA Centre, 111 Flat Rd. Dacre. There will also be a bake sale tent and car show on the DACA grounds.  At St. Patrick’s Church, Mass will be celebrated at noon.  There will be a large garage sale held at the parish hall and religious articles will be available in the church sacristy till 4:00.  Note: the bridge at Mt. St. Patrick is out.  Please detour through Dacre to get to the DACA Centre. Dine in or take-out. Cost $17.00 for adults and $10.00 for 12 and under.

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

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: The CWL now has a Facebook page @ Pembroke CWL St. Columbkille’s.  Feel free to Like this page or send a friend request.  They will be posting past and upcoming events moving forward.  Please note, this page does not allow for comments.