WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 25, 2020

You ought to have practised justice and mercy, without neglecting the others.

(Matthew 23.23-26)


Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. Installation Video

Bishop Desrochers’ installation video from July 3rd can now be found on our website here.

Clergy Appointments

Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments, which take effect September 1, 2020, unless otherwise indicated. The Bishop wishes to thank all those who accepted an appointment, and all those who are welcoming another priest into the rectory in whatever capacity. Read more here.

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 until September 4th.

Ordination of Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne

With joy, the Diocese of Pembroke announces that Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., will ordain Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne to the priesthood at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Tuesday, September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 2:00 p.m. The First Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Wednesday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. Let us keep Michael Coyne in prayer as he prepares for ordination. Please note that, on account of COVID-19, the ordination is by invitation only. 


Parish Supper Cancellations

The following Parish Suppers are cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Our Lady of Grace Mission Supper, Westmeath, scheduled for Sunday, August 16th;
  • Hedwig Parish Supper, Barry’s Bay, scheduled for Sunday, August 16th;
  • Our Lady of the Angels Parish Supper, Brudenell, scheduled for Sunday, August 30th;
  • Mary Parish Supper, Wilno, scheduled for Sunday, September 6th;
  • Ignatius Martyr Parish Supper, Maynooth, scheduled for Sunday, September 6th;
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Supper, LaPasse, scheduled for Sunday, September 13th;
  • Lady of Mercy Parish Supper, Bancroft, scheduled for Sunday, September 13th;
  • Jean Baptiste Parish Supper, Pembroke, scheduled for Sunday, September 20th;
  • Alphonsus Parish Supper, Chapeau, scheduled for Sunday, September 27th.


Virtual Teen Program

Catholic publisher Pauline Books and Media (PBM) is looking for avid teen readers interested in participating in a pilot run of their new “Pauline Reviewers Program.” Participating teen volunteers have the opportunity to learn to craft a book review for a publisher as they create an official review of a teen title by PBM. Through their review, teens can lend their voice to the world of Catholic publishing, and will earn a certificate that can be used towards high school volunteer hours, resumes, etc. If you have a teen who loves reading or wants to engage in the world of writing and publishing, contact Sister Orianne Dyck ( odyck@paulinemedia.com ) for more information for further details regarding the program and registration.

11th Annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat

Women of any age are invited to join us for our 11th annual Catholic Women’s Fall Retreat! Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are offering a more condensed and virtual version of our retreat this year, via Zoom. This one day event on September 19th will be sure to speak to your soul, as you reflect on our theme “Come, and rest a while.” There will be 3 short talks, singing and prayer throughout the day. For more information, and to sign up go to https://womensfallretreatvirtualedition.eventbrite.ca.


Upcoming Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of Saint Anne

The 146th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré will not take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information, please contact Mike Budge at mike.budge@bell.net.

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