• Appeal Letter – Evangelization Collection

    Dear friends, it is with great joy that I can now announce our next steps.

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 16, 2024 (Ferial)

    On the day of judgment, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. (Matthew 11.20-24) FROM THE DIOCESE  Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and will close at noon every Friday from July 2nd

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  • ARTICLE – Bringing People to Christ by Inspiring Love and Praise for God

    Evangelization lies at the heart of the Church’s mission, as commanded by Christ himself: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). However, evangelization is not merely about conveying information or imposing rules. At its core, evangelization is about inspiring people to love and praise God, for when

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 9, 2024 (Ferial)

    The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. (Matthew 9.32-38) FROM THE DIOCESE  Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and will close at noon every Friday from July 2nd to August 30th inclusively. Congratulations to Rev. Lukas

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 3, 2024 (St. Thomas, Apostle)

    My Lord and my God! (John 20.24-29) FROM THE DIOCESE  Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and will close at noon every Friday from July 2nd to August 30th inclusively. Congratulations to Rev. Lukas Časta! Congratulations to Rev.

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  • ARTICLE – Proclaiming God’s Word: A Sacred Call

    Proclaiming God’s Word is a sacred task that lies at the heart of Christian ministry and discipleship. It is a task that requires deep humility, sincere love for others, and an unwavering faith in God’s power to transform lives through His Word. At its core, proclaiming God’s Word means sharing

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 25, 2024 (Ferial)

    In everything do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7.6, 12-14) FROM THE DIOCESE  Canada Day! Please note that the Diocesan Offices will be closed Monday, July 1st for Canada Day. Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4

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  • ARTICLE – From Decline to Renewal: The Transformation of New Life Church–Farmington

    The New Life Church, located in Farmington, rests upon a small, two-lane roadway in a rural setting. It needs extra signage for visitors to find it. When Pastor Kevin Kappler became its pastor in 2013, average Sunday attendance was around 40 people, down from a peak of nearly 200 a

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  • ARTICLE – The Church’s Social Doctrine and Evangelization

    The Church’s social teaching is a crucial aspect of spreading the positive message of the Gospel. It’s not just about proclaiming the Good News about Christ, but also improving society as a whole by applying Christian values.  The teaching is not just theory – it calls Christians to action. It

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 18, 2024 (Ferial)

    Love your enemies (Matthew 5.43-48) FROM THE DIOCESE  Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. named the 10th Bishop of Pembroke With great cause for rejoicing, I announce that today that our Holy Father, Pope Francis has named Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. as the 10th Bishop of Pembroke. Father Brehl was born in

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  • ARTICLE – Kindness: A Christian Perspective

    In a world that often seems dominated by cynicism, division and self-interest, the simple act of being kind can have a profound and uplifting effect on others. From the teachings of the Bible to the guidance of the Magisterium and the lives of saints, we find a consistent and powerful

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  • ARTICLE – How to Bring Someone to Christ

    In today’s increasingly secular world, the call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who have not yet encountered Him has never been more urgent. The “new evangelization” refers to the Church’s efforts to re-propose the Gospel to those who have drifted away from the faith or

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 11, 2024 (St. Barnabas, Apostle)

    If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. (Matthew 10.7-13) FROM THE DIOCESE  Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. named the 10th Bishop of Pembroke With great cause for rejoicing, I announce that today that our Holy

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  • New Bishop

    Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. named the 10th Bishop of Pembroke With great cause for rejoicing, I announce that today that our Holy Father, Pope Francis has named Reverend Michael Brehl, C.S.s.R. as the 10th Bishop of Pembroke. Father Brehl was born in Toronto in 1955 and entered the Congregation of

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  • ARTICLE – The Ultimate Purpose of Human Life – Glorifying God

    The purpose of our existence as human beings is one of the most profound questions of our lives. From the beginning of time, people have pondered the deeper meaning and ultimate end towards which our lives are oriented. The Christian faith offers a unique and sublime perspective that speaks to

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  • Pastoral Appointments – June 2024

    Reverend George Ryan Holly, diocesan administrator, announces the following appointments: Retirement Reverend Timothy MOYLE retires from parish ministry on 30 June 2024. The Diocese extends gratitude and appreciation to Father Moyle and wishes him good health in this new  chapter of his priestly ministry. Newly Ordained Rev Mr. Lukas ČASTA,

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  • ARTICLE – From Near-Death to New Life: A Rural Church’s Revitalization Journey

    In the small rural town a little church called Life Point was circling the drain. Once vibrant and counting around 200 members, it had plummeted to only about 25 people, most of them elderly. The facilities were dilapidated, the finances struggling, and the church seemed to have one foot in

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 4, 2024 (Ferial)

    Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. (Mark 12.13-17) FROM THE DIOCESE  Ecclesia The Spring 2024 Ecclesia edition is now available in parishes, or can be viewed on the Diocese of Pembroke website here. Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration

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  • ARTICLE – Evangelization simply: “Taste and see that the LORD is good!” (Psalm 34:8)

    Evangelization invites people to encounter Christ in a transformational way, tasting God’s goodness, as expressed in Psalm 34:8: “Taste and see that the Lord is good”.  Such approach is essential, as it moves beyond mere intellectual assent to a lived experience of faith. Pope Francis emphasizes that “the primary reason

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 28, 2024 (Ferial)

    But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. (Mark 10.28-31) FROM THE DIOCESE  Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 11 Mohns Avenue, Petawawa, on Wednesday, June 5th from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Ordination

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  • ARTICLE – Revitalization of Rural Churches

    Danny Davis is an author who has written several books on the revitalization of rural churches. He has over 40 years of experience as a pastor and has worked with numerous rural churches. Danny Davis is also the founder of “The Rural Church Network”, an organization aimed at providing resources

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 22, 2024 (Ferial)

    Whoever is not against us is for us. (Mark 9.38-40) FROM THE DIOCESE  Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 11 Mohns Avenue, Petawawa, on Wednesday, June 5th from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Pastoral Appointments Reverend George Ryan Holly, diocesan

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 14, 2024 (St. Matthias, Apostle)

    You did not choose me but I chose you. (John 15.9-17) FROM THE DIOCESE  Victoria Day The Diocesan Offices will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20th, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:30 a.m. Pastoral Appointments Reverend George Ryan Holly, diocesan administrator, announces the following appointments.

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 7, 2024 (Ferial)

    If I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you. (John 16.5-11) FROM THE DIOCESE  Bilingual Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Paroisse Ste-Thérèse, 67 rue Boucher, Témiscaming, on Wednesday, May 8th from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Ordination to the Priesthood

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