WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 29, 2022 (Ferial)

Jesus exults in the Holy Spirit.

(Luke 10.21-24)


Pastoral Letter from Bishop Guy Desrochers

Evangelization and the Reform of Diocesan Structures (dated November 17, 2022).

Ordo Liturgical Calendars for 2022-23

Ordo Liturgical Calendars for 2022-23 are presently available for purchase at the Chancery Office for only $20/copy on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested, please contact Donna Biggs at 613 732-7933 ext. 203 or donnabiggs@pembrokediocese.com


Burying the Dead, Grieving Well – A Guide for Catholics on Bodily Disposition and Grief – Thursday, November 24, 2022

In recent decades, there have been numerous changes to the treatment of the bodily remains of the deceased within our Canadian and North American societies, due to rapid developments in the technologies used in bodily disposition. The new practices concerning the treatment of the bodies of the departed have direct consequences on the way we live out our grief. (Read more…)

Journey through Advent 2022

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Joseph Dabrowski, CSMA, Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario. On this Second Sunday of Advent, Bishop Dabrowski provides concrete ways in which we can prepare our lives for Jesus. (See more…)


Algonquin Morning Prayer

Kwey Mishomis, Kwey Kokomis,

Kwey Gitchi Manitou

Algonquin Morning Prayer Translation

Meegwetch (thank you) for this day, Meegwetch for my life,

Meegwetch for the joy that you bring me

Each & every day in the many ways that you do.


Divine Renovation – “How to Lead When you’re not in Charge”

An online event for parish leaders, on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. UK (2 p.m. ET). Join Fr. Gary Buckby and Maria Heath, and Divine Renovation’s Matt Regitz and Hannah Vaughan-Spruce for a conversation exploring the ways you can influence, lead, pray, and serve fruitfully in a parish that is not yet oriented to mission. Register today!

Pastoral Orientations for Parish Renewal and Growth (Part 2)

By Pierre-Alain Giffard, Director of Pastoral Work

Pastoral Orientations for Parish Renewal and Growth (Part 2)

The purpose of this article is to present pastoral orientations that contribute to parish development. These pastoral orientations are intended to be helpful to pastors and pastoral councils as they seek to evangelize and renew their parishes.


NEW! IMAGE OF GOD evening sessions for Men and Women in Renfrew

Come check out the new IMAGE OF GOD monthly evening sessions for Men and Women from 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew – in the small Hall. (Men 7-8 p.m., Women 8-9 p.m.). This is a new initiative from the Office Family Life, Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Renfrew deanery, but open to all, to reach adults who wish to grow in their faith, marriage and family life. Hosted by Patrick Sullivan, Lay Evangelist, and Yvette Bourque. Each evening has a different topic and will include lots of discussion and time for questions. Next session: Wednesday, December 14th. See upcoming dates and topics here.


Advent is here!

Do you need some resources? A webinar on letting go this Advent? Check out the link catholicfaithformation@loyolapress.com from Loyola Press on Catholic Faith Formation ideas for all ages.

Also, the St. Josemaria Institute has resources for Advent including podcasts, prayers, articles and activities. If you are interested, you can sign up for them here: https://stjosemaria.org/advent-2022/?mc_cid=1cd98b1844&mc_eid=9a6915e3f1


Advent Stories from D&P

It has become something of a yuletide tradition at Development and Peace for us to share Advent stories that warm the heart by showcasing the real-world impact of the solidarity and generosity of our Canadian Catholic community.

We have just published our first Advent story, with three more to come over the next three Sundays. We’ve also shared it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Renfrew County Right to Life

RCRTL meets quarterly to discuss current pro-life issues, and how we can make a change in our community and society. Anyone who shares our goals is welcome to attend our next meeting at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 307 Julien St, Pembroke, on Wednesday, November 30th at 7 p.m.


14th Annual Men’s Retreat – 2023

Retreat will be given by Fr. Paul Burchat and Scott Eagen from the Madonna House Community in Combermere, from Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at the Graphite Bible Camp (Between Maynooth and Bancroft). This year’s theme: “God the Father: Our Hope and Salvation (“You are With Me” Jn 15:31). Cost: $175.00 for the weekend (includes retreat, room and great meals). For more information, questions, special requests, dietary or financial concerns, please call Pierre-Paul Filion at 613 602-6580 or email ppfilion@yahoo.ca. Reserve now; deposit and registration due by December 20th, 2022.


A King is Coming to Town

The Grind Pembroke is pleased to invite everyone to this special Christmas event, which will take place on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle, 34 Jordan Avenue, Pembroke. Live music provided by Ainsleigh MacInnis, Trevor Moore, Jaedon Jessome, and Kevin Rabishaw. A free-will offering will take place. All proceeds will benefit The Grind. Donations can be made to The Grind Pembroke by e-transfer at thegrindpembroke@gmail.com.

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