Introduction to the LiturgyThe Power of Faith – Habakkuk reminds his contemporaries that Yahweh will render judgement and final deliverance in his own time.  He calls for a steadfast faith. Today’s gospel presents two consecutive pronouncements of Jesus, perhaps initially unconnected but joined in Luke to underscore the power of faith, a gift which remains always undeserved and unmerited.  The second letter to Timothy reminds the young church official that belief must be manifest in courage and strength and preserved integrally as a precious patrimony.


From the Saints From the Pastoral Guide by Saint Gregory the Great, pope – A spiritual guide should be silent when discretion requires and speak when words are of service. Otherwise, he may say what he should not or be silent when he should speak. Indiscreet speech may lead men into error and an imprudent silence may leave in error those who could have been taught. Pastors who lack foresight hesitate to say openly what is right because they fear losing the favor of men. As the voice of truth tells us, such leaders are not zealous pastors who protect their flocks, rather they are like mercenaries who flee by taking refuge in silence when the wolf appears. (Matins, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday October 3rd to Sunday October 9th          
    Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Monday 7:45 a.m. (Ann) Marilyn Power – Jim Power
October 3   Special Intentions of Sharon Forgeron – Pat McLaughlin
    St. Francis of Assisi – Memorial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Thanksgiving & Special Intentions of Becky Chaput – Dianne Chaput & Family
October 4    
    Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial   
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
October 5 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Deceased Blaskie Family – Blaskie Family
    Donald Hartlen – Ralph & Anna Grace Wilson
    Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial     
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Elizabeth St. Jean – CWL
October 6    
    Our Lady of the Rosary – Memorial
Friday  7:45 a.m. Genda Scott – Les & Family
October 7   Jacqueline Chenier – Ann Marie Fillmore
    Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 8    
    Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 9 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, Allen McCarter, Treena Lemay and Rita Culhane.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $6480.05

Needs of the Canadian Church $ 685.05

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Within your will, O Lord, all things are established,
and there is none that can resist your will.
For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth,
and all that is held within the circle of heaven;
you are the Lord of all.

(Entrance Antiphon – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, October 1st  7:15 pm Paola Bertoia Timothy Girard
Sunday, October 2nd    10:30 am Lance Patriquin Les Scott
Sunday, October 2nd  5:15 pm Maria C. Doherty Bill or A-M. Fillmore
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

FROM THE CHANCELLOR – PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS – The Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following pastoral assignments.

Reverend Steven BALLARD is granted a health leave as he begins treatment immediately. Please remember Father Ballard in prayer during this time of illness.

Reverend Daniel KELLY is appointed administrator of St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Braeside, while Father Ballard is on health leave. This appointment is effective immediately.

Reverend Jim BEANISH is appointed pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Killaloe, and Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell. This appointment is effective on 13 October 2022.

Reverend Mitchell BEACHEY is appointed rector of the Cathedral of St. Columbkille, while also remaining as pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish and Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste in Pembroke. This appointment is effective on 13 October 2022.

Reverend Peter DO is appointed as parochial vicar of the Cathedral of St. Columbkille, Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish and Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste. This appointment is effective on 13 October 2022.

24 September 2022

RESERVE THE DATE:  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 mark your calendar to join us for coffee and donuts and warm wishes on Sunday October 9, 2022 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the parish hall.

   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

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.

THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY – In October 2021 Pope Francis launched the path of synodality “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”. From 2021 to 2023 the entire Church has embarked on a journey of sharing, reflecting and listening. Dioceses worldwide have been asked to pray and reflect on how to “journey together” to better accomplish the mission of the Church.

Mid-June, dioceses across the Ontario province submitted their synod reports to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) which synthesize what was heard from each of the 12 dioceses and produced a provincial report that was passed on to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).

The CCCB also received reports prepared by Canada’s three other Regional Episcopal Assemblies – Western, Quebec and Atlantic regions. It then wrote a national synthesis and submitted it to the General Secretariat of the Synod of the Holy See on 15 August 2022.

Links to the synthesis report from the diocese of Pembroke, from the Catholic Bishops of Ontario and from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops can all be found on our diocesan website at this address Parishioners who do not have access to the Internet can contact Donna Biggs (613) 732-7933 and ask for a printed copy of the synthesis report from the diocese of Pembroke