Introduction to the LiturgyPerseverance in Prayer – To continue steadfastly in prayer is a test of faith.  Moses’ upraised hands assured Yahweh’s protection but required uninterrupted supplication.  The widow in today’s gospel persisted in her request until the annoyed judge acceded.  The second letter to Timothy sees the apostolic ministry in similar terms; it is a constant call to be carried out tirelessly at great personal cost.

From the Saints From a letter to Proba by Saint Augustine, bishopWhy, in our fear of not praying as we should, do we turn to so many things, to find what we should pray for? Why do we not say instead, in the words of the psalm: I have asked one thing from the Lord, this is what I will seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, to see the graciousness of the Lord, and to visit his temple. There, the days do not come and go in succession, and the beginning of one day does not mean the end of another; all days are one, simultaneously and without end, and the life lived out in these days has itself no end.

So that we might obtain this life of happiness, he who is true life itself taught us to pray, not in many words as though speaking longer could gain us a hearing. After all, we pray to one who, as the Lord himself tells us, knows what we need before we ask for it. (Matins, 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday October 17th to Sunday October 23th          
    Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
Monday 7:45 a.m. Elizabeth St. Jean – St. Vincent De Paul
    St. Luke, Evangelist  
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Ruby Coulas – CWL
October 18   Evan Benedict Gahan – Family
    Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m.  Adoration & Benediction
October 19 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
     7:15 pm Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
    Jerry Harrington – Parents Jim and Carmel Harrington & Family
    Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial     
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Dec. Parents, Sisters and Brother – Albert Krushenskie
October 20   Charles & Annie Lafrance – Family
Friday No Mass ——————————————————————————
October 21    
    Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Rita Hemmings – Family
October 22    
    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Dr. Foohey – Family
October 23 5:15 p.m. Missa Pro Populo (Mass for the People) – Fr. Mitch

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 Ruby Coulas, Betty Hughes, Mike Watts, Pauline Howell and Eugene Harvey.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $4195.00

Thank you for your generosity and support.

To you I call; for you will surely heed me, O God;
turn your ear to me; hear my words.
Guard me as the apple of your eye;
in the shadow of your wings protect me.

(Entrance Antiphon – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Twenty-Eighth 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
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, October 22th 7:15 pm Timothy Girard Paola Bertoia
Sunday, October 23th 10:30 am Suzanne Fleury Mike O’Grady
Sunday, October 23th 5:15 pm Suzanne or R. Fleury Suzanne or R. Fleury

AMMENDMENT TO PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT:  It was noted in last week’s bulletin that there would be no daily mass the week of October 24 – 28, however, mass will be celebrated on October 25th, 27thand 28th at 12:10.  Please check bulletin weekly for updated mass times and mass intentions.

“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

Tina Belanger, director of Columbus House, will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 22 session of the Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council of the Knights of Columbus. The meeting will be held in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. and is open to all knights, their families and the community at large.

IMPORTANT GATHERING CALL TO REGISTER:  A Faith Formation Day open to all, will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 284 Trafalgar Road, Pembroke.  Guest Speaker: Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.  Topic: The Sacrament of Joy.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided (please inform us you have any food allergies). Cost: FREE, but registration is necessary. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206, or by November 3, 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.

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.

CELEBRATE THE ART OF MICHAEL D. O’BRIEN IN OTTAWA: This November marks the 45thanniversary of Michael D. O’Brien’s first religious art exhibit, which was held at St. Patrick’s Basilica parish hall, November 1-7, 1977. Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is delighted to invite you to a wine and cheese celebrating our Artist and Writer in Residence’s many decades of sacred art. The event will take place November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the scavi of St. Patrick’s Basilica, Ottawa. Michael O’Brien will deliver a short address as well as be available for book signing. Select pieces of Mr. O’Brien’s art will also be on display.

BAPTISMS CELEBRATED  – We pray for all the children who were welcomed into the Church through the Sacrament of       Baptism in July-September.