Introduction to the LiturgyTrue Riches – The Christian paradox of where lasting wealth really resides is at the heart of today’s readings.  The sheepherder prophet Amos in the eighth century B.C. speaks forcefully against his contemporaries in the northern kingdom who amass riches with little concern for the less fortunate.  Luke’s celebrated story of the rich man and Lazarus contrasts the final lot of the rich and the poor.  The first letter to Timothy calls for unwavering perseverance until the Lord’s return, with a firm grasp on eternal values.


From the Saints From the beginning of a letter to the Philippians by Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr – I rejoice with you greatly in the Lord Jesus Christ because you have assumed the pattern of true love and have rightly helped on their way those who were in chains. Such chains are becoming to the faithful; they are the rich crown of the chosen ones of our Lord and God. I am glad, too, that your deep-rooted faith, proclaimed of old, still abides and continues to bear fruit in the life-giving power of our Lord Jesus Christ. He, for our sins, did not refuse to go down to death, and God raised him up after destroying the pains of hell. With a glorious joy that no words can express you believe in Christ without seeing him. This is the joy in which many wish to share knowing that it is by grace that you are saved and not by works, for so God has willed through Jesus Christ. (Matins, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday September 26th to Sunday October 2nd         
    St. Jean De Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyr
Monday 7:45 a.m. Special Intentions of a Parishioner
    St. Vincent De Paul, Priest – Memorial  
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. (Ann) Mary Allard – Family
September 27   (Ann) Veronica Lyons – Lyons Family
    Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial   
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
September 28 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Annie Brannen – Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Laflamme
    Michael Corrigan – Parents, Dennis & Arlene Corrigan
    St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, Archangels    
Thursday 7:45 a.m. (Ann) Joyce Reilander – Mark Reilander & Family
September 29   (Ann) Margaret Richardson – David & Elaine Richardson
Friday No Mass ———————————————————————-
September 30    
    St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor – Memorial
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 1    
    Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
October 2 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, Lorri Graham and Andre Chaput


Your total offering for last Sunday was $3311.05

Needs of the Canadian Church $50.00

Thank you for your generosity and support.

All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you   and not obeyed your commandments.  But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.

(Entrance Antiphon – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday September 24th & Sunday September 25th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, September 24h    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
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


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. 

Cathedral Catholic Women’s League will host a Sunday Social and Ice Cream Fundraiser in Cathedral Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25th – Everyone welcome to join us after 10:30 mass for coffee, desserts and chats.

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.

  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

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.