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  • Mass for Life 2006

    Homily, December 12, 2006 — Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.Once again the diocese of Pembroke gathers both here at the Cathedral and in our parish churches to pray for the protection of all human life. Because this all-important need was entrusted by Po...
  • Bishop Smith Address to Holy Father On the Occasion of their Ad

    By the Most Reverend Richard W. Smith, Bishop of Pembroke, President of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops, On the Occasion of their Ad Limina Visit.September 1st-11th, 2006.Most Holy Father, It is a great honour for us, the Bishops of Ontario, to...
  • Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Ontario

    Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Ontario, Canada on their "Ad Limina" Visit.Consistory Hall, Castel Gandolfo,Friday, 8 September 2006.Your Eminence,Dear Brother Bishops,1. "God is love, and he who abides i...
  • The world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization

    Welcome to the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization. As their forebears did more than a century ago, today Knights and their families stand shoulder to shoulder in support of one another. Through their charit...
  • The Gospel of Life: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Excerpts taken from a talk given by Dr. John Scott, March 2006.Tonight we come together to address the topic of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Yet in order to do so, we must start with the big picture: the Gospel of Life, the good news of life. We must ...
  • Let’s celebrate our faith

    It is with great pride that the parishioners of Saint-Bernadette of Bonfield celebrated the centennial of their church last May 14th. The church was filled to capacity as Bishop Smith presided at the celebration which also included the conferral of the Sa...
  • Study of Faith Formation continues in the Diocese ‘...to form our young people to be disciples of Jesus’

    Faith formation in the Diocese of Pembroke cotinues to a subject of study, dialogue and discernment. This process began with the Symposium on Faith Formation last October and continues to involve examining the present reality of faith formation in the Dio...
  • Improvement in the nutritional state of the children from the urban areas of Chorrillos, Lima

    Project presented to the Diocese of Pembroke from the Vicariate of Charity of the Archdiocese of Lima (Caritas).GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To improve the nutritional health of children and educate their mothers in the areas of nutrition and hygiene, from the dist...
  • Groups Dramatize Parables at Adult Faith Course

    The first part of the Adult Faith Formation Course ended this year with a retreat session. Fr. Howard Chabot graciously agreed to lead the participants through this prayer day. He chose “Naming God” as the theme for the day.In all of his talks, Fr. Ch...
  • Development and Peace: Province-wide conference held in Pembroke

    Pembroke Diocese welcomed over 80 Development and Peace leaders from across the province for a weekend conference April 28-30, held at the Marguerite Centre in Pembroke.    Representing the diocese were two youth delegates, Rebecca Clouthier and Domini...
  • Christian Initiation at Our Lady of Sorrows

    Every Wednesday during the lunch hour, six students from Our Lady of Sorrows School walk next door to the Parish Centre beside Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Here they meet Sheila Recoskie and Bev. Yakabuskie, their catechists, and settle down to discuss the...
  • Catholic Women's League Annual Convention

    Saturday, May 27, the annual convention of the Pembroke Diocesan Catholic Women’s League was held in Eganville with the theme “Companions on the Journey”. The members of St. James the Less parish council, President Dianne Kelly and Monsignor Robert ...
  • Caritas Chapel Blessed

    On May 11, twenty-nine Grey Sisters living at the Motherhouse on Mackay Street moved into their new home -Caritas Residence located on Deacon Street. On May 18, the new chapel was formally blessed by Bishop R. Smith. This ceremony was immediately followed...
  • A superb rendition of ‘The Choice’

    It is mid-January 2006. There is a rumour circulating : a musical theatre entitled “The Choice” is being prepared by a group of parishioners under the supervision and direction of Father Réal Ouellette and Mr. Robert Wilson. It is to be presented on ...
  • A Message from Our Bishop

    Dear Faithful People in Christ,I am pleased to have this opportunity to bring you up to date on some of the developments which are taking place in the Diocese of Pembroke.Funeral GuidelinesOn our web site, you will find published newly revised guidelines ...
  • The Da Vinci Code - Resources

    The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has made available online links on The Da Vinci Code to help answer questions and lead to further reflection:US Bishops' Conference JesusDecoded.com websiteOpus Dei Website – Special Section on The Da V...
  • Chrism Mass 2006

    My brother priests and deacons, members of our religious communities, brothers and sisters in the Lord,Once again the Lord has given us the joy of gathering together to celebrate the Mass of Chrism. Here we manifest the unity of our local Church, grounded...
  • The 68th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann

    The 68th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac, Ontario (Highway 512 between Eganville and Foymount).Date: Sunday July 30, 2006Schedule:11:00am — Mass: Bishop Richard W. Smith, Celebrant and Preacher12:00pm-3:00pm — Confessions, Adorati...
  • Pilgrimage to Lima, Peru 2006

    A pilgrimage to Lima, led by Bishop Smith, is planned for the parishioners of the Diocese of Pembroke, November 20–28, 2006 (with an optional 4-day Cuzco excursion, Nov. 29–Dec 2). This is an invitation to meet Christ in the Peruvian people and to all...
  • On Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    This weekend, at all of our parish liturgies, the faithful of the Diocese are being addressed by their priests or deacons on a matter of grave importance. For some time now there has been evident in our country a movement in support of the legalization of...

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