WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 19, 2022 (Easter Octave)

Mary Magdalene announced to the disciples: I have seen the Lord; she told them that Jesus had said these things to her.

(John 20.11-18)


Easter Message from Bishop Guy Desrochers

Watch Most Rev. Guy Desrochers’ YouTube message here.



Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Georgette Foster, mother of Fr. Deacon Tim Foster, who passed away on Easter Monday, April 18th, at the age of 87.

Donations for Relief Efforts in Ukraine

Here are three links for those who would like to make donations for relief efforts in Ukraine:

The Synod’s Questions

The Synod’s questions can now be answered on our website at https://pembrokediocese.com/article/you-can-now-answer-the-synods-questions-online/.



The Diocesan Action Circle committee would like to familiarize everyone with certain terminologies:

Chief: there are two classifications of chief:

  • Band chief: A person elected by band members to govern for a specified term. Under the specifications of the Indian Act, First Nations must have an election every two years.
  • Hereditary chief: A leader who has power passed down from one generation to the next along blood lines or other cultural protocols, similar to European royalty.


In The Shoes of the Unchurched

By Pierre-Alain Giffard, Director of Pastoral Work

One important feature of missional parishes is that they put themselves in the shoes of those outside the Church. They endeavour to create a deep and meaningful connection between the Church and the people God wants to reach. (Read more…)


Message for Easter 2022 by Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme and of Mont-Laurier and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 

As the Church in Canada, we have just lived through a particularly remarkable week: in faithfulness to its mission, however imperfectly, our Church is working within itself and around itself towards reconciliation, for the building of a better world. It is doing so by following the vital path of self-examination: through an honest scrutiny of its recent history, the Church in Canada has become aware of its mistakes and, above all, of her existential need to be saved by Christ. I refer, of course, to the meetings between our sisters and brothers from the Indigenous Peoples and the Holy Father, joined in turn by representatives of the Bishops of Canada; an experience of salvation that has been in the works for a long time, and is the first fruits of a future to continue to build. (Read more…)


Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference is back on!! July 15 – 17th, Whitby, Ontario

Any youth entering grade 9-12 in September 2022 and anyone graduating grade 12 this June are welcome to participate in this conference. The venue has changed to the Canada Christian College in Whitby, and therefore accommodation is not included, as there is no residence at the College. This venue, however, is located right along the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario with plenty of green space, and has a very large conference room with regular seating. No more bleachers!

The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke will be gathering a group of youth to attend. Fees for this year are $350 per person and includes conference fee, accommodation at a nearby hotel for two nights, all meals from dinner on Friday night to Breakfast Sunday morning, bus transportation and group T-Shirt. 20 spaces for youth are available on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 15 registered youth will be required for the Diocese to attend as group. Chaperones will be provided. To obtain forms for registration or for questions contact Yvette Bourque at 613 585-6301 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com. Deadline to register is May 27th. To find out more about the conference go to www.steubenvilletoronto.com.

This year’s conference is more expensive than in the past and may be difficult for some families. You are encouraged to approach your Pastor about fundraising, or if you have friends or family close to Whitby that can accommodate you, and you can drive your own group to the Conference and back, it will be cheaper. If you are interested in organizing a group and you need some assistance, please contact Yvette for details.


25th National March for Life in Ottawa – May 12, 2022

Renfrew County Right to Life is co-sponsoring a bus to the National March for Life which takes place on Parliament Hill on Thursday, May 12th. The coach will leave Moncion Metro in Pembroke at 8:15 a.m., with stops at the Cobden Pentecostal Church and the Renfrew Visitors’ Centre. Payment by donation. Please call Barb at 613 735-6265 to reserve seats on the bus. For more information please see facebook.com/RCRTL.

Renfrew County Right to Life Grade 12 Essay Contest

Renfrew County Right to Life is delighted to announce their third Essay Contest, open to all grade 12 students residing in Renfrew County. This year’s theme is The Ethics of In-Vitro Fertilization. The winner receives $300. All essays must be received by June 1, 2022. For more details, visit facebook.com/RCRTL.


Latin Mass in Brudenell

The Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 will be celebrated every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Brudenell.   If you require any further information, please contact Father Mitchell Beachey at 613 584-3305

Latin Mass

A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Latin Mass – May 7th.


Renewal Ministries’ Annual Gathering – April 22-23, 2022 | Eagle Crest Marriott | Ypsilanti, MI

Join us for The Gathering, Renewal Ministries’ annual conference, Friday evening, April 22nd from 7-9:30 p.m. (ET), and Saturday, April 23rd from 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (ET). Our time together will include inspiring talks by Ralph Martin, Peter Herbeck, and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, as well as praise and worship, time for Mass and Adoration, encouraging fellowship, and more! Registration for on-line participation (free): https://www.renewalministries.net/the-gathering-virtual-registration-form-page/.


CBW2 – Keyboard Edition

Fr. Réal is looking for a copy of the CBW 2, keyboard edition (accompaniment). If you can help him in his quest, please contact him at: padrereal2002@yahoo.ca.

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