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)


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 grandmother of Jesus Christ.  Why is that?  Because in heaven, the most perfect angels are those who stand closest to God. The laws of heaven are the laws of earth. (Read more…)


Pope Francis Canada 2022

Bishop Guy Desrochers and Deacon Adrien Chaput recently had the opportunity to see and hear His Holiness Pope Francis. Click here to see and to learn more about the Pope’s visit to Canada.

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is an international association coordinating assistance for Catholic missionary priests, brothers, and nuns in mission areas. It is the oldest of four Pontifical Mission Societies of the Catholic Church. World Mission Sunday Collections received $10,453.95 in 2020 and $9,934.00 in 2021 from the Diocese of Pembroke. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith would like to thank all the parishioners for their support and contributions to the World Mission Sunday Collection. God bless you all!

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. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and will close at noon every Friday from July 4th to September 2nd inclusively.



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

Membership: Classification criteria (traditional or not) created by a community that defines who is a member of that community.


The Relational Evangelizer

By Pierre-Alain Giffard, Director of Pastoral Work

Evangelizing has a lot to do with being relational. Indeed, the Christian life is essentially about relationships: relationships with God and relationships with others. (Read more…)


Speeches delivered by Pope Francis during visit to Canada

His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 23rd – July 29th, 2022. On this “pilgrimage of penance”, he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing. You will find electronic copies of these statements here.

Canada’s Catholic Bishops Welcome Historic Visit from Pope Francis 

The Bishops of Canada are thankful for Pope Francis’ historic visit to our country. He came in fulfillment of his promise to manifest by his very presence his closeness to the Indigenous Peoples of this land. This visit represents a significant milestone on the path of healing and reconciliation. (Read more…)


First Step Options – Free Community Workshop “Preparing for Postpartum”

On Thursday, September 29th, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Wesley Community Church, 201 Renfrew Street, Pembroke. Special guest speaker: Christine Raddatz from Renfrew County Doulas. Free registration: fsocentre@gmail.com.


Madonna House is celebrating 75 Years in Combermere

Join us for an open house & picnic on Sunday, September 4th from 1-9 p.m.

1-3:00 p.m.        Main House/Training Centre tours: Take time to pray at Our Lady of Combermere and The Island Chapel & Catherine’s cabin. MH Gift Shop, Book Shop & Pioneer Museum will be open. See St. Raphael’s Handicraft Center and Outdoor Kiln.

3-9:00 p.m.        St. Mary’s (2768 Dafoe Road): Tea Time/Activities for families, adoration & benediction

6:00 p.m.            Picnic Supper: Every family should bring a picnic supper (no grilling). Madonna House is providing dessert.

6-9:00 p.m.        Bonfire/Music/Visiting.

Another way you can join in our celebration is to watch for photos and videos posted at: www.madonnahouse.org/75th.

Divine Renovation + Alpha Connect Canada

Join us in-person on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 5:45-7:15 p.m. EST at St. Luke’s Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill, Ontario. Doors open at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Go to https://divinerenovation.tfaforms.net/f/DR-Alpha-Connect-Sep23 for more information.


Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies

Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario is launching a new online Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies. This diploma is considered a hiring asset by seven Catholic boards in Ontario. It would also be of interest to those working in pastoral ministry, and supported by Bishop Fabbro. Deadline for Fall 2022 admission is August 15, 2022. Application forms are available at https://assumptionu.ca/diploma-in-catholic-studies/. For more information, please contact Dr. John Cappucci, Principal and Graduate Chair at jcappucci@assumptionu.ca.

Sacrament of Reconciliation QUIZ – What Do You Know?

What do you know about the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Find out in this quiz! Special thanks to Fr. Joe O’Malley for suggesting this article.


Diocese of Timmins – Bishop’s Secretary

The Diocese of Timmins currently seeking a bilingual (French-English) secretary to the Bishop. Start date: November 2022. Any interested person with the required qualifications is invited to submit their curriculum vitae before October 1, 2022. Please call 705 267-6224 or email econome@dioctims.ca for more information.

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