• ARTICLE – Three Barriers to Building An Invitational Culture In Your Parish

    1. BEING INVITATIONAL BRINGS US OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE We can respond with defence mechanisms to stay comfortable and convince ourselves that we are not called to do this. 2. THE PARISH IS NOT A WELCOMING PLACE TO INVITE SOMEONE TO Areas of health in our parish that we

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 9, 2022 (Ferial)

    Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones. (Matthew 18.1-5, 10, 12-14) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Saint Anne’s Triduum in Cormac: Part I of III – The History of the Devotion to Saint Anne + Homily for Sunday, July 31, 2022   The Silence of the Gospels

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  • Saint Anne’s Triduum in Cormac: Part I of III

    August 9, 2022 Saint Anne’s Triduum in Cormac: Part I of III The History of the Devotion to Saint Anne + Homily for Sunday, July 31, 2022 The Silence of the Gospels After the glorious name of Mary, Mother of God, the greatest name is, Anne, mother of Mary and

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  • Pope Francis Canada 2022

    Bishop Guy Desrochers, and Deacon Adrien Chaput of the Diocese of Pembroke, both had the opportunity to see and hear His Holiness Pope Francis. Click here to learn more about Pope Francis’ visit to Canada. Click an image below to view it in more detail. Imagery credit: Fonds-Daniel Abel.

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 2, 2022 (Ferial)

    Command me to come to you on the water. (Matthew 14.22-36) FROM THE DIOCESE Pastoral Appointments: The Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following pastoral appointments to take effect September 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted: (Read here). Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m.

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  • ARTICLE – The Relational Evangelizer

    Evangelizing has a lot to do with being relational. Indeed, the Christian life is essentially about relationships: relationships with God and relationships with others.  When we are kind, generous, humble and attentive to the needs of others, evangelization happens naturally. When we have a positive and open attitude, believing we

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 26, 2022 (St. Anne and St. Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Many prophets and righteous people have longed to see what you see. (Matthew 13.16-17) FROM THE DIOCESE Civic Holiday! Please note that the Chancery Office will be closed Monday, August 1st for the Civic Holiday. News of the Synod Thank you to all who answered the call to participate in

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 12, 2022 (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 News of the Synod Thank you to all who answered the call to participate in the Synod on synodality!  160 responses were received, 150 in English and 10

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 5, 2022 (Ferial)

    The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. (Matthew 9.32-38) FROM THE DIOCESE Pastoral Appointments: The Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following pastoral appointments to take effect September 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted: Reverend Mitchell BEACHEY is appointed Pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Pembroke

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  • Pastoral Appointments – September 1, 2022

    Chancery Office, Pembroke Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul June 29, 2022 The Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.S.s.R. announces the following pastoral appointments to take effect September 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Reverend Mitchell BEACHEY is appointed Pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Pembroke and Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste, Pembroke,

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 28, 2022 (St. Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr)

    Jesus rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a calm. (Matthew 8.23-27) FROM THE DIOCESE Canada Day! Please note that the Diocesan Offices will be closed Friday, July 1st for Canada Day. Summer Office Hours. The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

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  • ARTICLE – Doing Church at Home

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that “From the beginning, the core of the Church was often constituted by those who had become believers: ‘together with all [their] household.’ When they were converted, they desired that ‘their whole household’ should also be saved. These families who became believers were

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  • Statement from Bishop Guy Desrochers, CSsR regarding Fr. Chris Shalla

    Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., issues the following statement:   The Ontario Provincial Police has pressed charges against Father Chris Shalla in relation to the financial issues dating back to his time as pastor of St. Hedwig’s Parish, Barry’s Bay. As a result, Father Shalla has been granted an approved

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 21, 2022 (St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious)

    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7.6, 12-14) BISHOP’S MESSAGE National Indigenous Peoples Day Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations,

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  • National Indigenous Peoples Day

    June 21, 2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have made to our country and within our Church.

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  • ARTICLE – The Blind Girl

    There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind. The only person she didn’t hate was her loving boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry him. One day, someone donated

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  • Statement from Bishop Guy Desrochers CSsR

    It is with profound sadness that Bishop Desrochers communicates to our community the following: In recent days the Diocese of Pembroke received historical allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against Reverend Norbert Cybulski, a retired priest of the Diocese. The persons making the reports are now adults but were

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 14, 2022 (Ferial)

    Love your enemies. (Matthew 5.43-48) FROM THE DIOCESE 81st Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac, Ontario With Bishop Guy Desrochers, July 28 – 30, 7 p.m. & Sunday, July 31. Theme: “History of the Devotion to St. Ann”. Principal Pilgrimage Mass on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

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  • ARTICLE – A Group of Frogs

    As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them. However, the two frogs decided

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 7, 2022 (Ferial)

    You are the light of the world. (Matthew 5.13-16) FROM THE DIOCESE 81st Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac, Ontario With Bishop Guy Desrochers, July 28 – 30, 7 p.m. & Sunday, July 31. Theme: “History of the Devotion to St. Ann”. Principal Pilgrimage Mass on

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  • ARTICLE – The Elephant Rope

    Have you heard the story of the elephant rope? While walking through an elephant camp, a man noticed that the elephants weren’t being caged or chained. The only thing stopping them from escaping the camp was a piece of rope tied to one of their legs. He was completely confused

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 31, 2022 (The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Why has this honour been given to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? (Luke 1.39-56) FROM THE DIOCESE 2022 Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann The 2022 annual Cormac Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann will take place in Cormac, Ontario from Thursday,

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  • ARTICLE – A shared faith is a growing faith

    The word of God tells us that as workers and friends of God, we should help people taste the goodness of the Lord through our life (Psalm 34:8), and be prepared to give an answer, with gentleness and respect, to everyone who asks us to give the reason for the

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 25, 2022 (Ferial)

    When the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all the truth. (John 16.12-15) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP The Ascension of Our Lord: becoming missionary in both absence and presence You have heard it in the Gospel of Saint Luke: the Ascension is an invitation to go out

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