• Appeal Letter – Evangelization Collection

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

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  • ARTICLE – Addressing Low Attendance in Churches

    A recent survey by Gallup found that only 23% of US Catholic adults attend Mass weekly, with a solid half of them seldom or never visiting a church at all. This figure rises to 33% when adding those who attend “almost every week,” but it is still the lowest attendance

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  • ARTICLE – Fostering a Sacred Atmosphere during the Sunday Mass

    The Sunday mass is a sacred moment where the faithful are called to enter into the mystery of God’s love and worship Him with their whole being. By creating an environment of peace, prayer, and adoration, the parish can help the faithful and visitors to more fully participate in the

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 3, 2024 (Easter Octave)

    Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Jesus. (Luke 24.13-35) FROM THE DIOCESE  No Weekly Bulletin Next Week Please note that the next Weekly Bulletin will be the week of April 15th. Ordination to the Priesthood Reverend Mr. Lukas Časta will receive Sacred Ordination to the Priesthood on the

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  • Prayer to be baptized in the Holy Spirit

    Heavenly Father, I come before with an open heart and a heartfelt desire to be baptized in your Holy Spirit. I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of Your grace and mercy, and I ask for Your forgiveness for all my transgressions. I believe that Jesus’ sacrifice on

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 27, 2024 (Wednesday of Holy Week)

    The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! (Matthew 26.14-26) FROM THE DIOCESE  Diocesan Office Hours Please be advised that the diocesan offices will be closed from Good Friday (March 29th), Easter Monday (April

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  • ARTICLE – Jesus is Thirsty for Souls

    As Christians, we are called to be evangelizers – to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others so that they may come to know Him and experience the transformative power of His love and salvation. As Jesus commands in Matthew 28:19, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all

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  • ARTICLE – Praying And Sharing The Good News With God’s Redemptive Names

    The seven redemptive names of God found in the Bible offer a powerful way to pray and to introduce people to the Good News. Each name reveals an important aspect of God’s redemptive plan and the healing, provision, peace and restoration available through faith in Jesus. Meditating and praying with

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 19, 2024 (St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Joseph did as the Angel of the Lord commanded him. (Matthew 1.6, 18-21, 24a) FROM THE DIOCESE  Message for Lent 2024 Please watch the Diocese of Pembroke Message for Lent 2024 YouTube video given by Father Michael Smith, pastor of Fort-Coulonge, Otter Lake, Vinton and Waltham. Mass of Chrism The

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  • ARTICLE – Embracing the Call to Evangelize

    Evangelization lies at the heart of our Christian faith and practice. Jesus calls us to spread the Good News to all corners of the world. Evangelization encompasses bringing individuals to know the Word of God, participate in worship, receive the sacraments, and work towards leading others to a personal encounter

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 12, 2024 (Ferial)

    At once the man was made well (John 5.1-16) FROM THE DIOCESE  Message for Lent 2024 Please watch the Diocese of Pembroke Message for Lent 2024 YouTube video given by Father Michael Smith, pastor of Fort-Coulonge, Otter Lake, Vinton and Waltham. Mass of Chrism The Mass of Chrism will be

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  • ARTICLE – What is Most Pleasing to God? Bringing Souls to Christ

    In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus sends his followers on a mission: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Mt 28:19-20). This

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 5, 2024 (Ferial)

    So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart. (Matthew 18.21-35) FROM THE DIOCESE  Daylight Savings Time A reminder that clocks are moved forward one hour to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 10th at

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  • ARTICLE – The Growth of the Church of the Nativity (Fr. Michael White)

    In the book Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter, Michael White and Tom Corcoran describe their journey in revitalizing the Church of the Nativity in north Baltimore. They share the challenges they faced with declining attendance and engagement and the failures and mistakes they made

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 27, 2024 (Ferial)

    They do not practise what they teach. (Matthew 23, 1-12) FROM THE DIOCESE  Pastoral Appointment Reverend George Ryan Holly, diocesan administrator, announces the following appointment: Reverend Christopher SHALLA is appointed administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Killaloe and Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell, effective immediately. Mass of Chrism The

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  • PRAYER – Deliverance Prayer, by Fr. Stephen J. Rossetti (AUDIO – mp3)

    Deliverance Prayer, by Fr. Stephen J. Rossetti Click here to listen and pray the deliverance prayer  Fr. Rossetti  is known for his work in spiritual renewal and exorcism. He has been an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 15 years. Msgr. Rossetti is the President and Founder of

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 21, 2024 (Ferial)

    This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given except the sign of Jonah. (Luke 11.29-32) FROM THE DIOCESE  Phone and Computer Disruptions Please note that there will be phone and computer disruptions at the Chancery Office on Thursday, February 22nd as

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  • ARTICLE – The Growth of Saint Benedict Parish (Fr. James Mallon)

    James Mallon, a Canadian Catholic, served as the pastor of Saint Benedict Parish within the Archdiocese of Halifax, Canada. Thanks to his leadership, the parish underwent a remarkable transformation, evolving from an aging and declining community into a vibrant and flourishing one. Under his guidance, the once dwindling congregation experienced

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 13, 2024 (Ferial)

    Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod. (Mark 8.14-21) FROM THE DIOCESE  Family Day Please note that the Diocesan Offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 20th at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Chrism The Mass of Chrism will

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  • ARTICLE – Five Pillars of the Christian Life

    Christ calls believers to a universal mission: to spread God’s love in the world and the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth. Five life disciplines allow Christians to live in God and transmit the message of the Good News. Listen to the Word of God. This

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 6, 2024 (St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs)

    You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition. (Mark 7.1-13) FROM THE DIOCESE  Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 196 Bridge Street West, Bancroft, on Wednesday, February 21st from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Prayer for the

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  • Indigenous Reconciliation Fund – 2024

    Update February 2, 2024 : Dioceses across Canada, in their continuing journey of seeking reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples of what is now known as Canada, have voluntarily committed to contributing $30 million over five years innew funding to facilitate further reconciliation efforts. Dioceses have voluntarily committed to contributing these

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  • ARTICLE – Encountering Christ: The Path to Transformation

    Evangelization is best understood as the process of leading individuals to encounter Christ. Nonetheless, we can ponder: what does it mean to encounter Christ, and how can we prompt this experience? Encountering Christ means having a personal experience of God’s love, grace, and presence. This encounter happens within the context

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 30, 2024 (Ferial)

    “Little girl, get up!” (Mark 5.21-43) FROM THE DIOCESE  Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 196 Bridge Street West, Bancroft, on Wednesday, February 21st from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Prayer for the Future Bishop of our Diocese Heavenly Father,

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  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 23, 2024 (Ferial)

    Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3.31-35) FROM THE DIOCESE  Healing Service with Eucharistic Adoration At Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 196 Bridge Street West, Bancroft, on Wednesday, February 21st from 7-8:15 p.m. Guest speaker: Father Réal Ouellette. All are welcome! Prayer

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